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Will I regret this??

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by bendbolden, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. Oct 22, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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    bendbolden

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    I am going to be installing 5100's in the front this week at 1.75. Shocks and leaf springs are all stock. If I add a 1" block in the back will I really see any axle wrap or any other problems? Also this is mostly my daily driver. I don't really do any heavy off roading. I know this isn't my best option and I will eventually get new leaf packs but right now I can't.
     
  2. Oct 22, 2011 at 1:06 PM
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    5100s up front should be fine & the rear why not add a aal
     
  3. Oct 22, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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    I don't want to run the 5100's at 2.5" and I was afraid if I go with the smaller 1.5" AAL that it would still have the rear high rake. Do you think the 1.5" AAL and 5100's set at 1.75 will be about level?
     
  4. Oct 22, 2011 at 1:13 PM
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    I shouldn't need new U bolts for the AAL wither should I?
     
  5. Oct 22, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    Lastly will the AAL be okay with the stock rear shock or will I need to go with 5100's in the rear?
     
  6. Oct 22, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    I think you can use stock u bolts just use the center pin that comes with new aal
     
  7. Oct 22, 2011 at 1:20 PM
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    you will be level with the front at 1.75 and nothing in the rear...
     
  8. Oct 22, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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    I will just put the 5100's on first and go from there. I have this annoying clunk in the rear when I go over any decent sized bump. I took it to the dealer today and he automatically said I need new leaf springs at only 70k miles. That doesn't sound right.
     
  9. Oct 22, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    The Bilstein 5100's set at 2.5" using the stock springs and a 1.5" AAL with the stock non-TSB leaf springs will level the truck...about 1" rake. Just FYI.
     
  10. Oct 22, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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    That's how my truck is and it ride great, but I do have 5100's all the way around.
     
  11. Oct 24, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    Sounds right on the leafs... Stock leafs aren't the greatest and blocks are instant axle wrap...

    Are your leaf springs flat or even de-arched?
     
  12. Oct 24, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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    No they still have a good arch to them. I can really jump on the back of the truck and simulate the clunk. I didn't look at it but the tech told me they weren't bottoming out. There are clearly marks on the bump stops though. Either way I think an AAL will solve my problems. I am eventually going to get a new leaf pack and new shocks in the rear and new springs in the front.
     
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