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Has anyone lowered thier 5100's?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Flynn Diesel, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Oct 10, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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    Flynn Diesel

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    So I've been debating lowering my 5100's from 2.5 to 1.75. Curious if anyone has done this and noticed a difference in ride quality.
     
  2. Oct 10, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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    zeekevin

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    It would get better due to less preload on the spring
     
  3. Oct 10, 2012 at 12:02 PM
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    I would assume that by lowering the spring perch height, you would lessen the amount of preload on the coil thus giving you a smoother ride.
     
  4. Oct 10, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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    Flynn Diesel

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    I assumed the same but wonder if there could be problems since the pre-load has been maxed for 2+ years.
     
  5. Oct 10, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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    boardude

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    Set them at 0 and get some OME 885s. Youll get around the same 2.5 inch lift (maybe more since your a preener) and the ride quality will be day and night!
     
  6. Oct 11, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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    boardude, I had them set at 2.5 to clear my 285's. If I set them at "0" and swap the coils for 885's will I get the same clearance?
     
  7. Oct 11, 2012 at 2:48 PM
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    You should get roughly about the same but I would add the top plate spacer to get a full 3" of lift. Thats how my setup is right now with 285's.
     
  8. Oct 11, 2012 at 4:01 PM
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    ^^This. I also added the top plates to get the full 3" and I love how she sits and rides
     
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