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Eibach Springs Only

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by wvataco, May 31, 2010.

  1. May 31, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    wvataco

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    Does anyone use the eibach lift coils on the factory billsteins? I just want to level the truck out, its brand new and only has 300 miles on it, but I dont want any driveline problems or bump steer issues. I want a good ride, so it makes more since to me that a taller coil may be better than a factory coil compressed on a set of billstein 5100's. I just want to do this one time and not regret it, so all opinions and input is greatly appreciated. By the way this site rocks!
     
  2. May 31, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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    I put the Eibach coils on some 5100s set at zero but I only got about 1" of lift (4x4s usually get less lift) so I bumped the 5100s up to .85 and and I got about 1.75" of lift total. It rides great and the alignment was spot-on. I have a stock rear excpet for some 5100s and still have about .75" of forward rake. I shared your same concern about not wanting to mess up the stock handling.

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  3. Jun 1, 2010 at 5:58 AM
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    I have the Eibach Springs on my stock billys to help fix the massive rack I had ofter the rear suspension TSB was done. I got a little over and inch of lift and the springs firmed up the ride. :thumbsup:

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  4. Jun 1, 2010 at 12:56 PM
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    I have the Eibach's and 5100's set at 0 on my 2010 v6 Access Cab. I got almost 2'' of lift up front. It was a little more than expected. It has settled a bit...maybe a quarter inch. I am going to see about TSB or AAL.
     
  5. Jun 1, 2010 at 3:51 PM
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    Would you mind posting pics?
     
  6. Jun 1, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    Thanks, this is the type of responses I was looking for. Anyone think that the eibachs with no tsb will be "nose up" ? Just lookin for a nice level setup, but I could live with a very small "rake" back to front (rear higher). Also would this setup clear a 31.9" tire on 20 x 9" wheel with no rubbing whatsoever?
     
  7. Jun 2, 2010 at 6:35 AM
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    Mine is only like a quarter inch nose high, and you cant really notice it. I put a level on the floor board and on the bed to see how level it was and determined the quarter inch high. Looking at it, you cant really tell. I dont know why I so much more lift than other guys. I even thought the shop that did the work did not put the bottom assembly the right way. But, they did. It drives great and after the second allignment it is stright as an arrow going down the road. It is basically level, but, I discovered that I want a little rack so I am going to TSB or AAL. I am jammed at work all day. I will post pics on thursday.
     
  8. Jun 3, 2010 at 2:51 PM
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    Ordered my Eibachs on Tuesday, they will be here on Friday (Tomorrow) :yay:
     
  9. Jun 5, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    Any more pics of trucks with eibachs only? Thanks to all that have replied.
     
  10. Jun 5, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    I just got my Eibachs yesterday, I should hopefully have them installed by next weekend. I will be setting my 5100's to zero.
     
  11. Jun 6, 2010 at 6:10 AM
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    I promised to post a pic of my truck with Eibachs/5100's set at 0. Stock rear no TSB...yet. 265/75/16 Firestone Destination AT; Spidertrax 1.25 spacers.

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  12. Jun 6, 2010 at 6:53 AM
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    Where are you guys ordering your Eibach and 5100's from? Is a spring replacement something that should be done at a shop, or can someone like me do this in my garage?
     
  13. Jun 6, 2010 at 9:26 AM
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    I ordered my 5100's from Downsouth Motorsports for $282.99 shipped and my Eibachs from ToyTec Lifts for $164.94 shipped.

    I am going to install the lift myself and I have never done anything like this before, I'm thinking it will take me about 4 hours.
     
  14. Jun 6, 2010 at 11:16 AM
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  15. Jun 6, 2010 at 11:18 AM
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    oh! sorry! i just bought eibachs with some 5100's. i failed to mention. but will post pix after the install, will be my first ever lift on any truck. should be fun and relaxin!
     
  16. Jun 7, 2010 at 12:14 AM
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  17. Jun 7, 2010 at 8:05 AM
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    I got my springs at Toy Tec; and my shocks at Wheelers. I had a shop do my work. They charged me 270.00 to install my new parts. That included an alignment.
     
  18. Jun 7, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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    You can just use the Eibachs on the stock shocks but they will work the shocks pretty hard.
    If you can swing it get the 5100s and save doing it later when the stock shocks wear out.
    You will need to get it aligned after so you can justify the extra cost of the 5100s by only getting one alignment.

    On the street you may be fine with the stock shocks but if you work them on the trails it may wear them out faster.
     
  19. Jun 7, 2010 at 11:16 AM
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    I am wondering what made you guys go with the Eibachs over the OME 884's? OME are 590lbs vs 620 on Eibach. I would think the lower spring rate would be easier on the ride.
     
  20. Jun 7, 2010 at 3:20 PM
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    Looks Awesome! How do you like the ride? Is it stiff?
     
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