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Also have a question about Bilstein 5100's

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by noheroics, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. Sep 18, 2014 at 4:11 AM
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    I have a 2008 Tundra and I am currently running the 3-1 leviling kit. I also just installed Lite Racing UCA's so I have plenty of room for any alignment issues. Can I now run the 5100's on either the low or middle settings?
     
  2. Sep 18, 2014 at 8:24 AM
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    You could have run them on any setting without the uca's. You wont have any problems for sure now.
     
  3. Sep 18, 2014 at 11:06 AM
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    Ok cool, and thats with using the 3" spacer on top of the 5100's
     
  4. Sep 18, 2014 at 5:23 PM
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    2wd right?
     
  5. Sep 18, 2014 at 5:28 PM
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    If you are 4wd, no way.... if you are 4wd and you want to add those shocks to your already 3 inch lift, you only have 1 inch left. If you go over 4 inches you will do some damage... 2wd you will be fine.
     
  6. Sep 18, 2014 at 5:30 PM
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    If you are 4wd, no way.... if you are 4wd and you want to add those shocks to your already 3 inch lift, you only have 1 inch left. If you go over 4 inches you will do some damage... 2wd you will be fine.


     
  7. Sep 19, 2014 at 5:14 AM
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    Dam, I am 4wd and I just ordered them yesterday. So even If I use them on the lowest setting its NG? And what is the 4" mark, is that the total distance of travel?
     
  8. Sep 19, 2014 at 1:14 PM
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    I think the lowest setting is an inch and a half on those shocks. So im pretty sure they wont work. If you go over four inches you put way too much angle on your cv joints and it will only be a matter of time before they go out on you. You could call and check that on the bilstein lift though.
     
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  9. Sep 19, 2014 at 2:12 PM
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    The lowest setting is .875 on those. You could possibly get away with running the spacers and the shocks on the lowest setting with the arms, I would highly recommend a diff drop.
     
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  10. Sep 26, 2014 at 5:50 AM
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    So just as an update.... I installed the 5100's on the second setting with a 3" spacer and everything lines up just fine. Had the alignment done and took it for a offroad test drive. Truck performs great, the front end feels tighter and the add-a-leif definatly stiffened up the rear end. Dropped anou 2/3's of a ton of pellets and the rear only went down about 1/4 ". Before the add-a-leif it would sag anout 1.5"-2.25"...
     
  11. Sep 26, 2014 at 8:54 AM
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    You must have over 4 inches in the front. Did you install a diff drop? Any pictures of the truck now?
     
  12. Sep 29, 2014 at 5:21 AM
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    I'm at about 5" of lift in the font and about 3" in the rear, so the truck sits perfectly...
     

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  13. Sep 29, 2014 at 11:08 AM
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    You are 5 inches in the front... with a suspension lift. Sir, your front end will not last long. Even with a diff drop. If you dont get it to 4 inches or lower, you wont have a 4x4 for long and toyota sure wont warranty that front differential.
     
  14. Sep 30, 2014 at 5:20 AM
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    How would I do that? Drop the Bilstein to the lowest setting?
     
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    From what I read and what Chas says, that lowest setting should get you under 4 inches. And it may take a bit to settle. If you dont have a front differential drop, get one... you need it. Those two things and ypu should be good. Research it if you need to, but man you gotta do it.
     
  16. Sep 30, 2014 at 8:49 AM
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    I am going to install the drop diff this weekend... The question I have is, I look at the Cv joints and they are not a a crazy angle at all, infact they arnt much diffternt then when I had just the 3" spacers installed. So what harm will I be doing to the front end if I dont make the change
     
  17. Sep 30, 2014 at 8:53 AM
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    Also when I drop the diff do I need to have it aligned again?
     
  18. Sep 30, 2014 at 11:10 AM
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    The differential shouldn't have any effect on your alignment. You have 5 inches greater than stock height right? Not just 5 inches from tire to fender. 4 is the max for the cv joints. Can you get a picture of them?
     
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    It may not look horrible, but a few degrees difference can shred those things.

    No sir, it will have no affect on the alignment.
     
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  21. Oct 1, 2014 at 4:17 AM
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    Here is a pic of what the CV angle is now.
     

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  22. Oct 1, 2014 at 4:25 AM
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    I also didnt install the diff drop yet. Doing that tonight
     
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