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Recommendations please

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Ventura_Taco, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. Dec 26, 2009 at 9:01 AM
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    Ventura_Taco

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    Looking for good suspension that will give a nice soft ride on the street, & improve handling. I would like to raise the front up to match the rear but I don't want to raise the truck up 3".

    What is your prescription?

    Thanks
     
  2. Dec 26, 2009 at 9:04 AM
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    Incognito

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    How much are you looking to go up? I'd go with Bilstein 5100's with an AAL in the rear. You can set the Bilsteins at .85, 1.75, 2.5, or you can leave them at stock height.
     
  3. Dec 26, 2009 at 9:11 AM
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    Thanks Colton. I just want the front to go up to be level with the rear.
    The other concern that I forgot to mention was alignment. Are there any alignment issues with putting in some sort of leveling kit? The highest that I would want to go with the truck as a whole would be 1.75"
     
  4. Dec 26, 2009 at 9:17 AM
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    You cant have a softer ride than stock, and get lift. Most lifts are achieved via a spring with a higher spring rate, or preloading the OEM spring, or a combination of both. A quality lift will have a shock that is designed to be used with a certain spring rate.
     
  5. Dec 26, 2009 at 9:18 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    THis being said, the Bilstien 5100's are your best bet. You can set them at the 1.75" setting, and your alignment should be able to get close to, if not right on, factory specs. Best results would be to get front and rear 5100's.
     
  6. Dec 26, 2009 at 9:22 AM
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    Thanks Chris!
     
  7. Dec 26, 2009 at 9:27 AM
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  8. Dec 26, 2009 at 10:15 AM
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    I just put on 5100s set at 0 and eibach coils which brought the front up approx. 1.6".. I thought I was gonna need an alignment but so far the truck feels perfect.. I may wait till I get new tires before I get an alignment..
     
  9. Oct 26, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    Wow, from looking at the date of this post I have obviously had my 5100 upgrade on hold for a while.

    Well, I just put on a set of Bridgestone Alenza HL Duelers (stock 245/) & at just over 36,000 miles my shocks are toast. I'm ready to buy & am still interested in the nose lift to make it level.

    Being that I asked this a few years ago, have there been any other shocks or leveling kits that might be more of an improvement than than these, or are they still the hot ticket for what I'm trying to achieve?

    I'm hesitant about an AAL because I don't want to make the ride stiffer in the back. Does an AAL make that much of a difference in stiffness with an empty bed? The heaviest thing that I would haul is my sport bike & that won't be too often. We'll see how it does once I finally get front D-rings put on the front bed bolts.


    I want to kinda filter down anyones photos. If anyone has any photos of Reg Cab Pre-Runners running stock size (245) tires & 5100s installed to level please post them.

    Thanks in advance for your feedback :thumbsup:

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