UCA's and 5100's

Discussion in 'Mechanical' started by fsbrain03, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. drew02a

    drew02a Moderator Staff Member

    Maybe a should make an illustration in Photoshop or something?
     
  2. taco4x4rar

    taco4x4rar Well-Known Member

    Maybe later, explanation seems pretty straight forward to me
     
  3. fsbrain03

    fsbrain03 Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  4. taco4x4rar

    taco4x4rar Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  5. fsbrain03

    fsbrain03 Well-Known Member

    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
     
  6. Silverback

    Silverback I'm not always a dick. Just kidding, fuck off.

    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.
     
  7. fsbrain03

    fsbrain03 Well-Known Member

  8. Silverback

    Silverback I'm not always a dick. Just kidding, fuck off.

    OME is better than a 5100 setup.
     
  9. fsbrain03

    fsbrain03 Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  10. taco4x4rar

    taco4x4rar Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  11. fsbrain03

    fsbrain03 Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  12. taco4x4rar

    taco4x4rar Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  13. fsbrain03

    fsbrain03 Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  14. jdmcq

    jdmcq Will pay to see Cmack get tased

    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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