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Bilsteins at 2.5 on a 2wd Prerunner. Can I get away without new ucas?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 808Raider, May 28, 2010.

  1. May 28, 2010 at 9:49 PM
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    808Raider

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    I've got Bilsteins ready to install and I've heard about possible nightmares with alignment at 2.5 but wasn't sure if my truck being a 2wd makes a difference. Do I really need new ucas at 2.5 or can I get away with the stock ones? any experience with this advice is appreciated
     
  2. May 28, 2010 at 9:51 PM
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  3. May 28, 2010 at 9:56 PM
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    You'll be fine at 2.5". It's that extra ½ inch that fucks everything up. At least that's what all my ex's have told me.
     
  4. May 28, 2010 at 11:27 PM
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  5. May 28, 2010 at 11:36 PM
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    The million dollar question.....thats been discussed a million times :bananadead:
     
  6. May 28, 2010 at 11:46 PM
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    and yet again..
     
  7. May 29, 2010 at 12:28 AM
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    AvsFanTRD

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    The only problem that I have read from others that went 2.5" is that they get vibrations with it. Some get it, some don't. Luck of the draw
     
  8. May 29, 2010 at 1:26 AM
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    I am still thinking of going with 2.5 from my current 1.75. Waiting on some new uca's just in case... I don't want to half ass it... But like someone above said, luck of the draw..
     
  9. May 29, 2010 at 1:30 AM
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    I thought that was on 4x4's
     
  10. May 29, 2010 at 3:05 AM
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    so that shouldnt be a problem with my 2wd prerunner?
     
  11. May 29, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    I'm not positive one way or the other but IIRC vibes were because of the front diffs on 4x4s. Someone chime in here please
     
  12. May 29, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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    ran the 5100s at 2.5" for about 2 years on my 2wd prerunner just fine w/ OEM arms
     
  13. May 29, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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    seriously :facepalm:
     
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    How did it ride 1-10 with 10 being the roughest and 1 being cadillac smooth
     
  15. May 30, 2010 at 12:36 PM
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    ^ shoot, i dont know...it rode like a truck?!;)

    the ride was as smooth as can be i guess...the spring rate is lower on the OEM coils, so compressing them preloads them a little, but nothing to crazy.
     
  16. May 31, 2010 at 3:12 PM
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    My truck drove like shit with stock arms and over 1.5 inches of lift. I guess those of you that are good are lucky with it. Now that I am at .85 it drives a ton better and my tires are way closer to 0 camber than I could ever get them before.
     
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