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Front lift question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by rogerkamp8817, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Apr 20, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    rogerkamp8817

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    I got the rear TSB done and I would like to level the front out. I'm thinking about getting Bilstein 5100's.

    Can I save some change and re-use my factory TRD off road springs? Is this not recommended? What is the spring rate of the factory spring compared to after-market springs (ie OME).

    I'm planning on running factory wheels and tires for a while so I don't think I'm interested in a 3 in lift (don't want it to look tiny). I mostly off road in the desert, with lots of wash board stuff that rattles my teeth out. I'm looking to get better ride quality in this kind of environment.

    thank you!
     
  2. Apr 20, 2010 at 12:19 PM
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    YotaDan

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    The 5100s are designed to re-use your factory coils. Which is a great way to go. For what you are doing, you may want to get the bilstein 5100s both front and rear, and get the 3 leaf aal set for the rear. That will really help with wash boards.
     
  3. Apr 21, 2010 at 12:10 AM
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    Yo Roger! Yeah, you'll be happy with the 5100s and stock coils for leveling and improved ride.

    On a side note: air-down your tires off road! Set your tires (let the air out) to about 25psi on the washboard and you'll be amazed at how much smoother your ride is. Plus 25psi is plenty safe to drive on the street with untill you can find some air at a gas station or buy a $25 air compressor powered off your cig-lighter. Buy a decent tire gauge too, somethng in the $15+ range.

    Even for casual offroading I'll go to 25psi and for the gnarly stuff I go in the 12 to 20 range depending on the terrain.

    Let me know if you want to wheel on Sat, I'll show you the ropes of the tire world.
     
  4. Apr 21, 2010 at 12:14 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    I've found that the OME shocks handle heat build-up from washboarding and lots of bumps way better than the bilsteins from my 'wheeling experiences. I like my OME's way better than the 5100's for the money. Just my $.02
     
  5. Apr 21, 2010 at 12:36 AM
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    You will be surprised what billy 5100s with the factory coils can do, my avatar pic is with billstien 5100 at 2.5 with stock spring and 3 leaf aal. yea like the guy above said air out your tires and it will completely change the ride.
     
  6. Apr 21, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    awesome! I placed an order for the 5100's. can't wait for them to get here.

    John, I think I'm heading up to Pyramid on Saturday in the afternoon to do some fishing. We can go up a couple hours early (noonish maybe) and try out some stuff of those trails if you're down!
     
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