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Will 5100s help ride with truck loaded with passengers?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by JTDTacoma, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Aug 24, 2010 at 5:36 AM
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    JTDTacoma

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    I have the TSB and stock TRD bilsteins. The truck rides perfect by myself or with a passenger. But I had 4 medium/small adults including myself in there (DC) and could feel that the ride quality was worse up front. I Imagine the springs were compressed more than I'm use to. I was thinking of getting 5100s set to .85 or 1.75 to level truck anyway but will that help a loaded-truck ride or does it have to do with the springs instead?
     
  2. Aug 24, 2010 at 11:14 AM
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    YotaDan

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    The 5100s have much better valving than your stock shocks. So you should see an improvement.
     
  3. Aug 24, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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  4. Aug 24, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    Great thanks!
     
  5. Aug 24, 2010 at 2:24 PM
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    MATOAKA

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    After getting the Leaf Spring TSB I felt the stiffness on the ride compared to stock. I replaced the stock trd with billys 5100s with front set @ zero.
    The ride feels almost stock but better. It obsorbs road bumps well not bouncy. Truck rides solid now.

    Why zero? I don't mind the slight rake as I often have a load in the back so its level.
     
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