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Will shocks help my ride?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by norcalbb11, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Jul 7, 2010 at 7:48 PM
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    hey guys i have the spacer lift on my 09 sport and was wondering if the 5100 will improve my ride or will it still be very stiff and bumpy? I have the stock shocks on there now and im just now starting to get into more 4 wheeling and i dont really trust the shocks on there right now, any help would be much appreciated thank you!
     
  2. Jul 7, 2010 at 8:04 PM
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    was that a dumb question to ask?
     
  3. Jul 7, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    They will help the ride offroad but will probably feel pretty stiff on road.
     
  4. Jul 7, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    It will make your ride better. Definitely better than the spacer lift.
     
  5. Jul 7, 2010 at 8:17 PM
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    alright thanks guys, what about wheel spacers, anyone use those or should i just spend a lot of money on getting rims with the different backspacing?
     
  6. Jul 7, 2010 at 8:17 PM
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    Lose the spacer lift and get the 5100s, will ride much, much better.
     
  7. Jul 7, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    ok but can i keep the 285's with the 5100's?
     
  8. Jul 7, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    A lot of people run the Spidertrax. Most people just run wheels with 4.5 or less backspacing. 4.5 seems the be the norm because it makes the wheel flush with the fender flares.

    Some people hate spacers. Some people love em. Others don't care about them.
     
  9. Jul 7, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    If you put it on the highest setting and do some trimming I BELIEVE you should be okay.
     
  10. Jul 7, 2010 at 8:22 PM
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    hmmm well thats good, and the reason i asked about the wheel spacers is cause my VSC kicks in when i go around corners due to rubbing on the UCA's or rubbing on something and i would like to pull them away from those to see if it would help
     
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    Look into coil lifts too, I personally think they will ride better then spring preload
     
  12. Jul 7, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    yeah i am just trying to figure out a way to make my truck as solid as i can get it without spending too much money but looks like im gonna have to put more into it than i want, any thoughts of what else could be triggering my VSC? i went and got it re-calibrated but its still turning on around turns going about 30mph
     
  13. Jul 7, 2010 at 8:44 PM
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    What part of nor cal are you from?
     
  14. Jul 7, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    If your ever in Monterey you can take a ride in my truck to see how the 5100's feel.
     
  16. Jul 7, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    oh yeah thats a bit far im hardly ever down there, would be nice to see how they feel though, do you like them or what?
     
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