Discussion in 'Mechanical' started by fsbrain03, Jul 28, 2010.
Maybe a should make an illustration in Photoshop or something?
Maybe later, explanation seems pretty straight forward to me
Good to hear. I have the top mount spacer. What I am getting from your write up is, don't drive. As soon as they get in stock, I'll pick up some of the adjustable 5100's, as drew suggested. Then preferred would be an OME setup with longer coils. Those would only put me at 2" of lift, then I would still need to get a spacer from them to add the little extra I would need.
No need for the spacer, the adjustability of the 5100 is exactly the same as a preload spacer, just instead of a machined block preloading the spring there is a movable collar on the strut itself that does the preloading. The top plate is just fine if your truck never gets the suspension drooped out (doesn't leave the street) but as soon as it does hit max droop things will bind and they may not break the first time but something will fail if you continue doing it.
It will get a full droop. Itdoes leave the pavement, and when it does, it does hard. I didnt want to max out the 5100. Who knows what I'll do. Give it some time, and see what happens and what i end up wit
Anything over 2.5" will max out a 5100. I'm sure if you wheel it enough you will see its limitations and go with a full coilover.
Coilover it is. I have been checking out OME setups. Since the 5100's are not in stock, maybe its a sign to go all out with these. http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/ometaco.htm 881's or 2's
OME is better than a 5100 setup.
A few more buck initially, but maybe save me some money in the long run. We'll see if I can come up with $1200, and due the entire gig all at once.
Well the most ideal setup would be some extended travel coilovers with some good uniball UCAs. Crank the COs all the way down so as to max out travel and then just cut everything so that the tires fit at full stuff/lock.
I don't really like the work "cut" right now. So we'll have to see how it goes. I don't want to use a smaller tire though. Do wat I need to do to make it work, and function like a champ.
Yea that option isn't for everyone, it's just ideal way to get max travel with a certain tire size. A full OME setup should be more than the average offroader ever needs.
Then I must have it, but that may need to be a next year purchase. I have spent way too much this year. Time to save, and payoff.
Thanks for the specifics. I didn't have the specifics as to the pros and cons, but knew that there were both. Good info to have.
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