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Discussion in 'Suspension' started by kingN8, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. Jan 15, 2009 at 10:41 AM
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    kingN8

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    jus wanted to start a thread about suspension and etc. so i could post questions and maybe learn a little.

    couple questions

    1 what is a leaf spring and what does it do?

    2 what are spacers?

    3 What are all components in the front part of the truck dealing with suspension?

    4 what ALL would i need for a 2.5" lift in front and 1.75" lift in rear?
     
  2. Jan 15, 2009 at 11:32 AM
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    chris4x4

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    #3. Shock, Top plate, Spring, Upper control arm, lower control arm, Upper ball joint, lower ball joint, sway bar, Tie rods, Spindle.
     
  3. Jan 15, 2009 at 2:20 PM
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    kingN8

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    thanks for all that, makes sense too. Well for my lift the only part i know i wants in the front is camburg coilover shocks for the front and i think ill have to buy upper control arms also. And the rear i was jus think bilstein 5100 series adjustable shocks and guess you saaid i need a leaf spring (think theres more parts needed for a succesful good lift, jus dont know what)
     
  4. Jan 15, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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  5. Jan 15, 2009 at 3:43 PM
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    Rear 5100s are not adjustable... You can get 5100s for the rear (non adjustable) or 5125s. I would recommend the OME shocks in the rear.

    Camburg Coilovers are fantasmic... :thumbsup:

    And go for the aftermarket UCAs... :D
     
  6. Jan 15, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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    Camburgs = Sex

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  7. Jan 15, 2009 at 3:46 PM
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    slowly learnin haha, whats OME shocks and aftermarket UCAs?
     
  8. Jan 15, 2009 at 3:47 PM
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    chris4x4

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    OME = Old Man Emu
     
  9. Jan 15, 2009 at 3:48 PM
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    UCA's = Upper Control Arms.
     
  10. Jan 15, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    guessin thats a joke and i know what UCA is but whats AFTERMARKET
     
  11. Jan 15, 2009 at 4:04 PM
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    For UCAs, go with either Camburg or Total Chaos. I'm running the later, but both are very good!
     
  14. Jan 15, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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    whats it mean by nitrogen charged gas? do i have to fill and refill?
     
  15. Jan 15, 2009 at 4:10 PM
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    I'm a 4x2...

    I'm running Camburg Coilovers with Total Chaos (TC) UCAs (see pic above)... :D
     
  16. Jan 15, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    You personally won't fill them. These coilovers are rebuildable, so you would send them back to Camburg and they would rebuild / recharge the shocks.

    Shocks provide resistance by forcing hydraulic fluid (oil) through valves in the piston as it moves up and down. Because the oil cannot be compressed, only a certain amount of fluid can be forced through these valves, which creates resistance to the vehicle movement. Premium shocks and struts are superior to regular hydraulic shocks because air in the shock is replaced by pressurized nitrogen gas. This advancement in technology prevents bubbles from forming in the hydraulic fluid. These bubbles, called foaming, reduces the ability of shocks to provide resistance and prevent bounce. Gas shocks also quicken the response of a shock's movement thereby increasing comfort and control under all conditions.
     
  17. Jan 15, 2009 at 4:17 PM
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    appreciate all this explaining guys :D...delmarvataco thats all you have? truck looks pretty high
     
  18. Jan 15, 2009 at 4:30 PM
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    that's it... and just to review:

    Camburg Coilovers set at 2.5"
    Swaybar relocation kit (comes with the coilovers)
    Total Chaos UCAs
    Alcan 2" Add a leaf in the rear with Bilstien 5125 shocks.

    that's it... :thumbsup:
     
  19. Jan 15, 2009 at 4:32 PM
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    there aren't any pics in my gallery that show the truck lifted with the Camburgs... all of the lifted truck pics are with my old OME 885 lift.
     
  20. Jan 15, 2009 at 5:07 PM
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    what made you get rid of the ome lift?
     
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