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Question on shocks, ride quality

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Carlo, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Mar 15, 2011 at 7:16 AM
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    Carlo

    Carlo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    5100's all around, front at 0 with Ebiach springs up front; Wheelers 3 leaf AAL rear, Spidertrax
    I have 5100's all around and 10k miles on the so far. Up front I have Ebiach springs and the 5100's set a "0". Rear has Wheelers 3 leaf AAL. Tires are 265/75/16 AT. I spend most of my time on the street, and when off road it's just fire trails ect. I have been feeling that my present set up is too stiff. The streets where I live are in bad shape and driving down some of the roads I take to work and back I get bounced all to heck. I am thinking the 5100's may be too stiff for my liking and wonder if another shock would give me a tamer street ride? What are the thoughts on that and if a shock swap is recommended what shock? Thanks
     
  2. Mar 15, 2011 at 7:18 AM
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    easyeatlanta

    easyeatlanta Artificial Intelligence beats natural stupidity

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    i think it would be the coils not the struts that would cause a stiffer ride due to the fact that they are compressed more to achieve lift
     
  3. Mar 15, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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    RLDTACO

    RLDTACO Well-Known Member

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    Debadged,Tailgate theft mod,Extra D-rings,OEM bed mat,TRD exhaust, 5100 Billys@ 4 corners set@ 0 with Eibach springs, rear TSB springs.N-Fab tube Steps. TRD FJ SE wheels and Michelin LTX A/T 2's
    I installed 5100's at four corners, fronts set at 0 with Eibach coils and rear TSB. On my DCLB the ride was close to stock. A little more firm but not rough. I later added 265/75/16 E rated tires and that made more of a difference in ride. I can definately feel the road more now.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    Carlo

    Carlo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    5100's all around, front at 0 with Ebiach springs up front; Wheelers 3 leaf AAL rear, Spidertrax
    I feel the road too much. Thanks for the help, just looking for some alternatives if I can. Maybe it's my tires. Destination AT's. Front @32psi, rear at 31 psi.
     
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