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Bilstien 5100's in coils

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by raswank, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Jan 17, 2011 at 6:49 AM
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    raswank

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    So this is what I have coming from Toytec. Eibachs, 1/4 inch spacer, rear 1.5 AAL, rear 5100's, carriage bearing drop kit, shims. My question is I already have the 5100's installed on the truck at 1.75. I want to be able to order another pair of front 5100's and take the spacer, and springs somewhere and have them compressed. But isn't there like a part on the truck i would need to be able to do this. Like the top plate or something? And my other question is. Is there anyone interested in my recently installed 5100's that are on the truck now with about 1,000 miles on them? The whole assembly.
     
  2. Jan 17, 2011 at 7:07 AM
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    You will have to have the top hat (top plate or whatever you want to call it) to go on the new 5100s you have coming. Why are you replacing a practically brand new set of 5100s?
     
  3. Jan 17, 2011 at 7:10 AM
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    Figured it would be cheaper to take it somewhere and have it compressed. It cost me 320.00 with alignment to have the fronts done around here. Figured it would be easier to have them set up, and then just exchange the new ones
     
  4. Jan 17, 2011 at 7:16 AM
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    If that's the route you want to take, you might be able to find a used set of top plates from someone on here that has converted to coilovers. You can do this yourself and save some major bucks.
     
  5. Jan 17, 2011 at 7:23 AM
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    Hwy don't you just take the 5100 and top plate off your truck? And then take that and install it with the toytec stuff, that's what I did
     
  6. Jan 17, 2011 at 10:38 AM
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    Not my cup of tea. Don't know how to be handy in that way.
     
  7. Jan 17, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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    Reading other posts. Am I going to have to get new UCA's for this lift? If so are Light racing ones okay? Or Allpro? Or Downsouth Motorsports has some now.
     
  8. Jan 17, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    You'll only need uca's if you plan on going over 2.5" of lift.
     
  9. Jan 18, 2011 at 4:04 AM
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    Won't the eibachs give me 2.6? And stock wheels are still okay correct
     
  10. Jan 18, 2011 at 4:19 AM
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    0.85 + 1.6 = 2.45" without any spacers.

    Stock wheels will be alright if you stick to 265's.
     
  11. Jan 18, 2011 at 4:25 AM
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    I see where we are but not sure where we're going here..............:confused:
     
  12. Jan 18, 2011 at 5:02 AM
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    Just drivers side 1/4 inch spacer. For the leaaaaaaaan
     
  13. Jan 18, 2011 at 5:34 AM
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    Oh, yeah.......it goes on top of the drvs side strut assembly between it and the frame. OEM studs are long enough for it. You can barely see it here under frame-silver part. Note the stud out the top of the strut nut....
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