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Pissed about purchase/ 5100 mistake

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by OdessaAbe, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. Oct 20, 2012 at 7:57 AM
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    OdessaAbe

    OdessaAbe [OP] Peeing in your gas tank

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  2. Oct 20, 2012 at 8:16 AM
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    You might be a dumb-ass, but it's not for assuming that they should know, it's for not doing your homework.

    You call/email etc a parts distributor for stuff you want, and they in turn sell you stuff. They assume you know what you want and know the application you intend for the items you purchased. This is real life, and there is not someone to hold your hand all the way to the dirt nap, you have to do somethings on your own.

    In this case it should have been all of the homework on what you needed for your lift. This involved asking all the right questions to the right people. TW is a great resource. The members here have done it all. If you felt you would be considered stupid for posting your questions, you could have PM'ed a member who's build is the same type of setup you want. I'm sure you would have gotten a helpful reply.

    But don't blame the guy that sold you want you wanted.

    Frank
     
  3. Oct 20, 2012 at 8:45 AM
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    OdessaAbe

    OdessaAbe [OP] Peeing in your gas tank

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  4. Oct 20, 2012 at 8:55 AM
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  5. Oct 20, 2012 at 8:56 AM
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    SconnieHailer

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    I'm in sort of the same situation... I've got a wheelers 3 leaf and I left the overload leaf in place. I'm at roughly 2 inches of lift which puts me over the OEM replacement 5100 ideal lengths. When I'm driving the shock responds like it's at it's extended limit and not in it's sweet spot. I"m going to measure lengths today and figure this out since i'd rather not destroy a nice pair of shocks the next time I go wheeling and flex the sh*& out of it. I would suggest you get the shock for your application by measuring or researching with your lift numbers.

    Jack your truck up and put the rear frame on jacks. make some measurements between shock mounts and bumpstop to frame and get a feel for what shock lengths you are going to need. I'm not an expert or a mechanic but it's how I plan to go about fixing my problem since I don't have the time or ability to leave it at the shop.
     
  6. Oct 20, 2012 at 8:57 AM
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    i have to agree with Frank, the salesman did his job and sold you the parts you wanted. i wouldn't have ordered without being 100% certain that everything would fit to the specs i was looking for, who did you purchase through, is it possible to exchange maybe?
     
  7. Oct 20, 2012 at 9:07 AM
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    Blueitrgsr

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    I agree with these guys man. I've made the mistake before on some turbo projects. I order some AN fittings before and then a particular length of steel braided hose to go with it. But the hose I ordered was the wrong size. Those guys don't know the application. Maybe to them I just needed some more fittings and hose, and had the right stuff already. They did there job. In sure you can return the stuff and figure out what you need.
     
  8. Oct 20, 2012 at 9:11 AM
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    Did you call Wheelers, or order off the website?

    Any dealer will sell you whatever parts you ask for, it is the buyers responsibility to ask if the parts will work in the given application. Wheeler's definitely steered me in the right direction when I ordered my lift. They corrected my original parts list with what would work for my truck.
     
  9. Oct 20, 2012 at 9:14 AM
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    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy The dog did it...I swear!

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    Sounds like the sales person can't win... they get blamed if they sell you parts you didn't order and get blamed for selling you the ones you did. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Oct 20, 2012 at 9:20 AM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    It sounds like you didn't order a lift kit which would provide what you are asking but individual parts to lift your truck. I will agree with you to a certain extent that alot of people get the 5100s for the rear and that is not the proper shock for alot of applications.
     
  11. Oct 20, 2012 at 9:21 AM
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    OdessaAbe [OP] Peeing in your gas tank

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  15. Oct 20, 2012 at 9:28 AM
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    Yeah.. here.

    Frank
     
  16. Oct 20, 2012 at 9:34 AM
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    Only a matter of time.
     
  17. Oct 20, 2012 at 9:37 AM
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    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Staff Member

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    Knock it off

    and OP, adjust your attitude
     
  18. Oct 20, 2012 at 9:37 AM
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    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    They supplied what you ordered

    The End

    You're welcome
     
  19. Oct 20, 2012 at 9:40 AM
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    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    Off to a great start. I don't even think whipper ever told someone to put a dick in their mouth lol.

    If you wanted a complete bolt on no questions asked you should have bought a complete kit. When you piece something together, it's up to you to know that you're buying the right components.
     
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    OdessaAbe [OP] Peeing in your gas tank

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