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Estimated time on 5100 install??

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Shake N Bake, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. Jun 29, 2012 at 3:00 PM
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    Shake N Bake

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    Gonna try and tackle this in the mornin with a buddy and we are not very mechanically inclined. Were gonna attempt it using the method that bypasses a spring compressor and just use floor jacks. I've read up on the thread and saw the video, so im aware of the dangers. I just want to know about how long it would take to complete this? Assuming it goes smoothly. Thanks in advance
     
  2. Jun 29, 2012 at 3:56 PM
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    2 hrs tops. Be sure to mark your LCA adjustments really good with white paint/marker.
     
  3. Jun 30, 2012 at 12:46 AM
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    Depending on your level of skill & proper tools.equip i.e. jacks/jack stands
    its kinda hard to gauge, you'd probably be better off just biting the bullet on this one & just take the struts/coilover shocks off & take them to get compressed at a shop assuming your experience or lack thereof (which is in no way a put down you understand:)) Just my $.02

    good luck which ever way you go





    Damn dude puttin' the pressure to a couple rookies !!....:p:p
     
  4. Jun 30, 2012 at 1:19 AM
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    Both rears can be done in 15 minutes with two people. fronts can take almost an hour for both sides. 1 1/2 hours if you know what you are doing and have a buddy.
     
  5. Jun 30, 2012 at 8:32 AM
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    Yeah. I was only considering the fronts, not all 4. Plus, you need to know what you are going to do ahead of time. Have the plan mapped out. The reason I stressed marking the LCAs is because I spent more time F'ing around with those than anything else because I screwed up and didn't mark them well.
     
  6. Jun 30, 2012 at 8:48 AM
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    let us know how it went when you are done......GL
     
  7. Jun 30, 2012 at 8:52 AM
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    Just make sure you put some Liquid Wrench/Wd-40 or some kind of penetrating oil on the nuts and bolts ahead of time to avoid stripping anything. A stripped nut or bolt always tends to complicate things. Good Luck!
     
  8. Jul 2, 2012 at 5:35 AM
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    I would of posted the results sooner but it was a busy weekend to say the least. I'm really pleased with the outcome tho. Now I'm itching to get some new rubber!


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  9. Jul 2, 2012 at 6:33 AM
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    Also MUCH thanks to GotLift37 for the bilstiens! Was very helpful and made the purchase a breeze. Arrived on time and in great shape.
     
  10. Jul 2, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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    Looks great! How much different is the ride?
     
  11. Jul 2, 2012 at 3:04 PM
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    The ride is better than stock in my opinion. Takes turns and dips 200% better. I love it and wish I would of done it sooner
     
  12. Jul 2, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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    glad you like them truck looks good. now its time for some new rubber
     
  13. Jul 3, 2012 at 7:53 AM
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    Yea for sure. So 265/75/16 is big as I can go correct? Any tire suggestions?
     
  14. Jul 3, 2012 at 8:32 AM
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    looks good dude, & yeah your pretty much at the limit tire wise unless you do a cab chop & some trimming of plastic...
     
  15. Jul 3, 2012 at 11:20 AM
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    Thanks man. Yea with it being my daily driver and me hooked on the mpg I think I'll settle with the 265. Which I've had at least 35's on my previous trucks so it's gonna take awhile to accept it haha how bad would mud terrains affect my mpg?
     
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    Don't use a floor jack, just take the struts out and call around to find a place that will compress the coils and put the 5100s on for you. It will be much easier and save on a lot of hassle, trust me. As far as install time, it will probably take you about 2- 2 1/2 hours the first side, then when you figure out how to do it you will get the other side done in half that time.
     
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    Took me 4hrs to do all 4 on my own using a floor jack and two jack stands.

    Could been done faster but I was drinking beer while BSing with my neighbor durin the install
     
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    looks great, i just had the tsb done and im ready to order the 5100s all the way around. Im gonna do the rears and have a shop do the fronts so i dont hafta mess around compressing the coils. My question is.....is it as simple as it looks to do the rears, just unbolt and rebolt top and bottom or am i missing something?
     
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  20. Jul 3, 2012 at 8:42 PM
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    Yep, that's all there is to it. You don't even need to take the tires off. The hardest part for me was getting the shock in the bottom mount, it's a pretty tight fit
     
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