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Installing Eibach/5100 tomorrow

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by T-rev, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Jun 16, 2011 at 11:37 PM
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    T-rev

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    Hey I am in the middle of installing my Eibach/5100's and just removed the original Bilsteins with my Revtek spacers. Tomorrow morning I am making a trip to the shop to have my Eibach's and 5100's assembled and set at 0.85" with the 1/4" lean spacer.

    I am unsure as to how this needs to be put together. Is there anything I should specifically mention? I mean it is a shop that regularly does off road suspension work, so they should know their stuff... But I have heard so many horror stories.
     
  2. Jun 17, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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    Pugga

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    Make sure the spring seat is installed correctly, that's about all they can screw up with just putting the springs on the struts.
     
  3. Jun 19, 2011 at 3:31 PM
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    Just got mine done as well.. I absolutely love the setup!



    Before Lift

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    After Lift!

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  4. Jun 20, 2011 at 12:08 PM
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    I wanna play too...

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    Great set up!! Works even better with the Light Racing UCA's.
     
  5. Jun 20, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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    Yep. Highlight the included instructions for them.
     
  6. Jun 20, 2011 at 5:18 PM
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    How much lift did you get yfzdrag3 with that combo did you install any top plate spacers?
     
  7. Jun 20, 2011 at 6:08 PM
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    Its been a few days I hope OP is ok lol? I cant even trust a shop to change my oil let alone work on my suspension. Alignment is about the only thing I trust them with cause I was waaay off lol
     
  8. Jun 20, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    Everything turned out great! Got them put in and the ride is amazing. Looking to get the Light Racing UCA's in the near future. Thanks for the advice.
     
  9. Jun 20, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    Post some pics :)
     
  10. Jun 20, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    I got about a little over 2" with the lift and right at 2" with the tires! all together i went from 34" in the front to a tad over 38"
     
  11. Jun 26, 2011 at 3:06 PM
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    X2! I'm really thinking about this setup!
     
  12. Jun 26, 2011 at 3:11 PM
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  13. Jun 28, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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    Installation success, been too busy putting this new setup to use. I'll be sure to get some photos as soon as my new grille arrives.
     
  14. Jun 28, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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  15. Jun 28, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    Is it the same height as before with the spacers?
     
  16. Jun 28, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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    It's 0.5" lower than it was before in the front, I also used the 1/4" lean spacer and it sits perfectly level now.
     
  17. Jun 28, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    Oh okay got yah. Can you tell it sits lower though?
     
  18. Jun 28, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    Hardly, I will post some new pics up with the before and after to really capture the difference.
     
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    Sounds good. I bet the ride feels way better!
     
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    Night and day difference, best money I've spent on the truck so far.
     
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