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Simple question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Doc4216, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. Apr 13, 2013 at 8:00 AM
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    Doc4216

    Doc4216 [OP] Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?

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    So I am going to replace my struts/shocks soon but am not ready to do a lift yet, eventually I will but not now. Suspension seems pretty "soft" lately and I even bottomed out yesterday over a speed hump! Never happened before and was not speeding over it. I did get under the truck and check the leaf springs, which looked absolutely fine.

    I am just not prepared financially to do the lift I want right now but I do want to make sure I'm not hurting the truck by not doing anything. Can anyone tell me a good set up for a bit smoother ride? I don't offroad but I do tow a 19' boat.

    Thanks for any info!

    Shannon
     
  2. Apr 13, 2013 at 8:05 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Bilstien 5100's are a good choice.
     
  3. Apr 13, 2013 at 8:06 AM
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    Leoffensive

    Leoffensive Well-Known Member

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    id go with bilstein 5100 up front

    as far as your rear leaf springs go perhaps you should look into an add a leaf.

    otherwise id suggest a replacement pack from OMD username is 4WD on this site.
     
  4. Apr 13, 2013 at 10:25 AM
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    Doc4216

    Doc4216 [OP] Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?

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    Thanks! I have been looking at the 5100s but didn't know if I needed to do anything else with them.
     
  5. May 29, 2013 at 2:56 PM
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    Doc4216

    Doc4216 [OP] Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?

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    This may be silly but can I just put on 5100's without replacing my coils? Will it hurt anything. No offroading but I do pull my boat and may/may not throw my motorcycle in the back.
     
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