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Rear Suspension Help!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by diapsalmata, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. Jul 10, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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    diapsalmata

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    Alright, i've been wanting to level my truck for a while now but something occurred to me this weekend. Towing my dad's boat with some extra camping gear in the bed made the truck look really sagged. I was just going to buy 5100's all around, and set the front at 1.75" to level it out, then put on some 265/75's. If the truck already looks sagged without the leveling, it's gonna look even worse afterwards.

    Do Add-A-Leafs give you better load capacity? I don't want to add more than 1" in the rear, and also want to retain decent off-roading ability. I was told Hellwig's and other overload springs can bend your stock leaf pack while off-roading.

    With 1.75" of lift in the front, at most I want to lift the rear 1". With hopes of the truck sitting level, or just slightly nose high while hauling a load.

    Any suggestions?

    I would generally want a bigger lift, but i don't have the budget to throw in a diff-drop, upper control arms, and stuff like that. Just shocks/coils/leafs will have to do it for me.
     
  2. Jul 10, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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    iRepLONGBEACH

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    i hear when u get the rear tsb done, it will sit 1" higher than stock in rear once it settles.
     
  3. Jul 10, 2011 at 11:21 AM
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    KPT

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    I don't know of any aals that lift only 1". They are mostly 1.5"-2".
     
  4. Jul 10, 2011 at 11:21 AM
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    Yes but he is well outside the 3 year warranty for TSB work.
     
  5. Jul 10, 2011 at 11:24 AM
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    oic. well ya, i guess the 1.5" aal will still give a good stance with 5100s @ 1.75 up front
     
  6. Jul 10, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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    If i set the 5100's to 2.5" will i have to get UCA's and a diff-drop, or can i trust that everything stays reliable without any mods?
     
  7. Jul 10, 2011 at 11:30 AM
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    Diff drops are useless on 2nd gens. At 2.5" it will be hit or miss with stock ucas
     
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