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Finished my lift install today

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by brutalguyracing, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. Jan 1, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    5100'S UP FRONT AT 2.5 STOCK COILS
    2"AAL IN REAR NO TSB DONE 2 LEAF PACK
    QUESTION CAN I ADD A 1/4 OR 1/2 " SPACER UP FRONT ON DRIVERS SIDE TO FIX THE LEAN ID LIKE TO DO A 1/2 OR DRIVERS SIDE AND 1/4 ON PASS SIDE IS THIS POSSIBLE????
    AND IF SO TO I HAVE TO COMPRESS THE SPRINGS AGAIN TO INSTALL THE SPACERS????
    HERE ARE SOME PICS
    this was 5100's at 2.5 nothing in rear
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    front at 2.5 and the 2" aal in rear
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    no rear aal in this pic just fun in the snow
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Jan 1, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    4low2go

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    Looks great! I have seen elsewhere on TW someone added a 1/4" spacer to the drivers side. What is your measured difference?
     
  3. Jan 1, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    How pronounced is the driver side lean? Is this a common problem with the 5100s? Truck looks great btw.
     
  4. Jan 1, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    Maybe a umb question..but why is there a lean?
     
  5. Jan 1, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    That looks great man! Nice job :thumbsup:
     
  6. Jan 1, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    It leans on the driver side from the weight of the gas tank and driver. Toytec has a 1/4" spacer that sits on top of the coilover to fix the lean.
     
  7. Jan 1, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    So the stock set up leans?
     
  8. Jan 1, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    I don't notice it on my stock suspension, a lot of people notice it after they install a lift. BrutalGuy your truck looks great, I'm gonna do a similar setup with Eibach coils and 5100s set at .85 with 1/4" spacer and 1.5" aal. How does yours ride, is it noticably firmer?
     
  9. Jan 1, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    my ride is a mess right now but that is because i have not had an alignment yet and i have had an issue with a curb during the last snow snow storm here because of my rugged fails "crap tires"[​IMG]

    and my measurent difference is driver front 1/2 lower than pass. side
    i have moto metals being delivered here on thursday
     
  10. Jan 1, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    Agghhh that sucks man, atleast your getting new wheels though.
     
  11. Jan 1, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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    with the half inch spacer you need longer studs, so you'd have to take apart the coilover and replace the top plate studs and put together and put back on

    edit: maybe not the 1/2 but the 3/4 inch, need the longer studs.
     
  12. Jan 1, 2010 at 7:47 PM
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    Yes you can add a 1/2 inch spacer on the driver side and a 1/4 inch spacer on the passenger side. You will need to add longer studs to accomodate the 1/2 inch spacer though, no big deal.
    I am going to do the same thing when I get my 5100s installed.
     
  13. Jan 1, 2010 at 7:49 PM
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    Ok i just want to use a toyo tec 1/4" spacer...just on the drivers side
    if i did that would i have to get longer studs & would the coils need to be compressed ???
     
  14. Jan 1, 2010 at 7:53 PM
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    ya the coilovers would need the top plate removed, so the springs would need to be compressed.

    for the 1/4" im pretty sure you dont need longer studs
     
  15. Jan 1, 2010 at 7:55 PM
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    The 1/4" or 1/2" go on top of your coilover, so you don't need to compress to put those on just compress for longer studs.
     
  17. Jan 1, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    thanks again that was a great tip....that made my decision easy
     
  18. Jan 1, 2010 at 8:37 PM
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    No and no, but you would have to use a different nut because the OEM nuts are super thick.
     
  19. Jan 3, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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    Your truck looks great, good job.
     
  20. Jan 4, 2010 at 6:12 AM
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    Truck looks good man,:headbang: I just installed the toytec 1/4" spacer on my truck and the front end is nice and level now.
     
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