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Just installed 885s and Bilsteins

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by michaelg589, May 1, 2011.

  1. May 1, 2011 at 5:09 PM
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    michaelg589

    michaelg589 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, just thought i'd post up some before and after pics of my truck.
    Unfortunately I didnt think about taking before and after measurements. So what you see is what you get, haha.

    Stock, the day after i bought it:
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    Toytec AAL only:

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    885s and Bilstein 5100s up front:

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    I also replaced the rear shocks with Bilstein 5100s
     
  2. May 1, 2011 at 5:09 PM
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    Colton

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    Looks good!
     
  3. May 1, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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    michaelg589

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    Thanks... but now I need wheels and tires! lol
     
  4. May 1, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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    Looks great.

    What's your plans for tires and wheels?
     
  5. May 5, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    michaelg589

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    Im thinking some sort of 16x8 with 0 offset and Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs
     
  6. May 6, 2011 at 12:28 AM
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    how much of a lift with the 885's and bilsteins
     
  7. May 6, 2011 at 1:42 PM
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    He just said he didn't take measurements.. Looks like a little over 2" or so.
     
  8. May 6, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    Yea sorry. No measurements. Easily 2 inches. It was probably almost 3 right after the install. By now it has settled a little. Probably sittin around 2.5 higher than stock. Perfect for me.

    I did not use any additional spacers anywhere. I do have the slight "taco lean" I think. It may have just been my driveway.

    I love the ride. And I love bein up a little higher :)
     
  9. May 6, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    are you running stock UCA?
     
  10. May 6, 2011 at 8:17 PM
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    Hey what set did you put your Bilsteins? 2.5"?
    Did you notice any decrease on fuel economy since the lift?? Any vibrations that they are famous for???
    Thanks
    David
     
  11. May 8, 2011 at 4:54 PM
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    I still have stock UCAs. My camber is at 0.7 degrees positive right now. I had to go back for an alignment a second time to have them try and get it as low as possible and 0.7 is what i got which is still within spec. However, I'd like it to be zero, so aftermarket UCAs might be in the future.

    The bilsteins are set at zero. I dont believe in lifting or lowering with shocks or with spacers. RIDE HEIGHT SHOULD DEPEND ON THE SPRINGS ALONE.

    I'm sure fuel economy has gotten slightly worse. So, its gone from pretty bad, to bad. Its a 4x4 truck. I knew what I was getting into when I bought it. I don't bother checking my mileage anymore. It will only piss me off. lol
     
  12. May 8, 2011 at 5:02 PM
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    Oh, and i did get some new vibes. After my AAL install I got some driveshaft vibes. Now after the front lift, I've got some noises from, what sounds like, the front diff. I DID install the front diff. drop kit from Toytec. However, it seems as though the infamous bearing inside that diff. may have been disturbed and now makes growling noises and vibrations when in two wheel drive. Pop her in four high, and it goes away.
     
  13. May 8, 2011 at 5:08 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Looks to be about 3" or so. Measure teh center of the axel to the bottom of the fender.
     
  14. May 8, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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    If I remember, I will tomorrow.
     
  15. May 16, 2011 at 2:53 PM
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    The 885s have settled some. I think Theyre right about where theyre going to be now. Its looks level, but if anything, it might still be a bit higher in the rear.

    I'll go take measurements right now...
     
  16. May 16, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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    We have the same setup (except I have TC UCA's) and I heart it!
     
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