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Eibach upgrade

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by raswank, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Jan 26, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    raswank

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    Getting the Eibachs put in next week. The alignment tech is awesome. Shouldn't have any alignment issues with this set up correct? My other question is how does the 1/4 spacer go on the drivers side? A picture would be nice. Right on top of the coil under the top shock mount? Or ????
     
  2. Jan 26, 2011 at 4:54 PM
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    Cortland

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    You are gonna love the Eibachs...I love mine!
     
  3. Jan 26, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    You'll need an alignment after the install, but they should easily be able to get it in spec at only 1.6" of lift. The thin spacer goes on top of the top-plate of the shock assembly.
     
  4. Jan 26, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    raswank

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    I won't need longer top mount shock plate screws to add the 1/4 spacer correct? it won't just be the 1.6 inches of lift. The 5100's will be at .85
     
  5. Jan 26, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    You should get right at 3" of lift if you are a prerunner and about 2.5 for a 4x4
     
  6. Jan 26, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    No you don't need new screws for 1/4"
     
  7. Jan 27, 2011 at 6:16 AM
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    With the Bilsteins set at .85 and the Eibachs don't be surprised if the alignment tech can't get enough caster. Some have this issue and some don't. My 5100s are set at 2.5 and the best they could do on my caster is 1.7 on the driver's side and .8 on the passenger's side. I now need to purchase UCAs to get everything back in spec. It doesn't drive bad at all though. No pull at all. I'm not trying to scare you. Just be prepared. There are a lot of people at 2.5" of lift that have had no issues getting alignment in spec.
     
  8. Jan 27, 2011 at 6:41 AM
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    I have new tires on it, am I going to start chewing them up? Now I am scared to have this stuff installed. Most people say no alignment issues, can anyone chime in on this?
     
  9. Jan 27, 2011 at 7:14 AM
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    I'm interested in getting some Eibachs myself. How much did u end up paying for them? Are they used or new? Thanks!
     
  10. Jan 27, 2011 at 7:29 AM
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    Son i told you how much they were!:p Dont you listen:p Toytec has them for $149.00 plus there is a 10% discount:D for TW members
     
  11. Jan 27, 2011 at 7:42 AM
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    Caster being a little out of spec is not going to cause tire wear issues. Camber and toe being out is what wears tires. The only issue I am having with running less caster is that the truck feels a little more twitchy on the interstate at 70+ mph. Like I said, you may not have any trouble getting yours to spec. I wasn't trying to scare you.
     
  12. Jan 27, 2011 at 8:19 AM
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    Lol hey, old guy! I'm just trying to see if there are different prices out there :D I don't doubt your research at all :) Im still going with Toytec, but again, was just curious.

    edit: in fact, the 4th is the big day that I place the order for the springs. and when tax money comes in: Bilsteins, baby! :yay::yay::yay::cheers::drool::bananadance::headbang::rasta::rasta::bananadance::taco::taco::yay::brianr:
     
  13. Jan 27, 2011 at 9:49 AM
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    Mine is fine. I have 2.6" of lift, and my alignment is OK- 1.9/ 2.08 caster, 0.6 camber (just like KPT has) and my toe is 0.02/ 0.03. Love the ride.
     
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