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Does bilstien 5100 improve suspension?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by avengedkevinfold, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Feb 11, 2011 at 9:30 AM
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    avengedkevinfold

    avengedkevinfold [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Installed bilstien 5100 set at 2.5 inches. I want to know did this install improve my stock suspension or make it worse?

    I guess I could phrase the question in a different way as well....do I now have more "play" or "movement" or "throw" in my suspension or less set at 2.5?

    If less...why??

    I am having trouble understanding this concept.

    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 11, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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  3. Feb 11, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    Stock coils with the 5100's at 2.5 is probably gonna give you a little harsh ride. Because you are making the coil squished under pressure.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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    TacoBow

    TacoBow Intentionally cosmetically incorrect.

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    Stock spring rates on the 2.5 setting will not be plush. Lots of remarks / posts about how stiff they make the ride.

    Oh, and to your other question... your suspension travel is limited by other hard parts... UCA and such...adding shocks alone isn't going to give more anything in the suspension articulation department.
     
  5. Feb 11, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    I believe that you will have 2 1/2" more upward wheel travel, but 2 1/2" less downward wheel travel. More suspension preload = less suspension sag.
     
  6. Feb 11, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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    also, I have light racing UCA's

     
  7. Feb 11, 2011 at 10:37 AM
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    avengedkevinfold

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    does this mean my truck is better at landing jumps but worse at hitting pot holes? LOL

     
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