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Driver side 1" lower then passenger side

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by JeenyusSB, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. Apr 2, 2011 at 12:12 PM
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    JeenyusSB

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    I recently installed 5100's. While I was installing them I kind of noticed how the one side was lower withthe stock shocks. Now I clearly see almost a full inch difference in height. I have the shocks set at 2.5".
    Im thinking it has some thing to do with the whole suspension and not the new Bilstiens. If any one knows what i should be looking at to find what could be causing this it would be appreciated. I will post pics if it could be helpful. Also my driver side wheel is cambered a lot more then the passenger side. The ride is fine. I was possibly thinking a 1/4" spacer would solve this but i heard you should not use spacers with the billys.
     
  2. Apr 2, 2011 at 4:56 PM
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    Anybody? Can I use a 1/4" spacer with the 5100s?
     
  3. Apr 2, 2011 at 4:57 PM
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    MJonAgs32

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    very common. it's called taco lean. It's due to your constant weight on the driver side, battery, gas tank, etc

    a lot of people run an additional spacer or crank their adjustables up a notch on the driver side,
     
  4. Apr 2, 2011 at 4:57 PM
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    Yes you can run the 1/4 spacer.
     
  5. Apr 2, 2011 at 4:59 PM
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    i have a 1/4 spacer on my 5100s. but both sides
     
  6. Apr 2, 2011 at 5:08 PM
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    mine is set at 2.5" and 1/4" spacer on driver side. before installing the spacer, driver side was about 1/2"-3/4" lower. now it's about even.
     
  7. Apr 2, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    Ok, thanks a lot guys. I just wanted to make sure it wasn't a bigger problem. Looks like ill be getting the spacer.
     
  8. Apr 2, 2011 at 9:25 PM
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    yep its normal, hope the spacer works out well for ya :)
     
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