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Looks better than it rides

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Goosedog, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. Jun 17, 2013 at 5:50 AM
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    Goosedog

    Goosedog [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the replies and some rep too. This quote above, makes the most sense to me. As I drove it more over the last few days it began to feel more stable. Some of my initial reaction may have been knee-jerk due to the new-ness of the changed suspension. I am trying to get the local dealers cooperation on TSB-ing my rear springs now and I'll post up any changes they make if I'm successful. If the dealer won't play then I'll go with XXXX's suggestion of Wheelers AAL's
     
  2. Jun 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM
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    thinkingman

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    Foglights are for fog, not oncoming traffic!
    My 883's and 3rd leaf-less Dakars with 5100s all around ride pretty nice.
    Michelin LTX tires help, too.
     
  3. Jun 17, 2013 at 3:41 PM
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    hygieneboy

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    My 5100's on stock springs at OEM ride height is a huge improvement in comfort from stock. My stock ride quality was pretty harsh over bumps/potholes. My dealer initially screwed up my install but now that everything is installed correctly it truly feels like a Cadillac in comparison especially in the rear. If anyone is wanting to improve their ride quality to a softer more controlled feel and take away the harshness I highly recommend 5100's at stock height on OEM springs. :broccoli::kona::headbang::dancingbacon::jellydance::bananadance:
     
  4. Jun 17, 2013 at 4:21 PM
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    Fluffymonkey

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    2007: Avid sliders, 30% front tint, Truxedo low-pro qt tonneu cover, aero turbine 2525 muffler w/ 8'' tip, AR25 Resonator, 16x8 Dick Cepek DC-1 w/ 265/75 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs, 2010 headlights, ome 884 coils with .5'' top plate spacer, OME sport front shocks, blisten 5100s rear, 2'' aal, locking gas cap, LR ucas, Viper 2-way remote start, afe drop in filter, Rocky locking bike mounts, gear chest, scanguage, pop n lock tailgate lock 2013: most things transferred over from my 07, 5100s @ .85 + eibachs, wheelers progressive aal w/ overload
    I had a similar experience with OME coils on my last truck. Felt stiff as hell at first and then it grew on me and I actually loved the lack of body roll given by the stiffer OME coils --felt more solid and in control. Now that I have a stock truck again I can't believe how plush it is and I decided to stick with stock suspension (just lift spindles) this time around.
     
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