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Downsides to running sport springs with 5100's??

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by wmflyfisher, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. wmflyfisher

    wmflyfisher [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm about to purchase a set of 5100's and was wondering is there any downside to running a factory sport spring with the Bilsteins set to 2.5"?? No offroading what so ever.

    How would I benefit from running an OME 885 with the Bilsteins vs the factory spring? Lift should be the same right?
     
  2. david2011sr5

    david2011sr5 Well-Known Member

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    afe pro dry, weather tech floor liners,5100's on all four corners@ 0, eibach 620 coils. toytec 3/4" spacer driver/s & passenger/s, rear spring tsb w/toytec 1" blocks, 4runner sport wheels, in channel vent visors, 1.25 spidertrax wheel spacers on the front, Wet Okole's, smity tow hook.
    Seting 5100's on anything but the 0" setting puts pre-load on your coils. Pre-load=rougher ride. Puting a after market coil and setting 5100's @0
    Allows the coil to lift the truck=better ride/handling. With that said a lot of guys on here don't seem to mind the ride of the pre-loaded coils. the shocks in themself are a nice upgrade to the factory ones even with some pre-load. I had mine set @1.75" of lift and thought the ride was better than factory, but ended up putting aftermarket coils on for more lift and better handling.
     
  3. Mr. Biscuits

    Mr. Biscuits Salesman by trade, Gentleman by habit

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    Just stiff. It'll jar you real good on those deep potholes but if you don't off road I wouldn't see any issues
     
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