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Towing with 5100's

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Phoenix719, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. Apr 4, 2017 at 2:01 PM
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    Phoenix719

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    I have tried to read up on all of this before posting but still a little confused. I just want to level my 16 Tundra. I do tow a bass boat about every weekend. Can I go with 5100's up front on middle setting and it look pretty much level while towing? What about going on the highest setting and adding 1 or 2 inch shackles in the back? Will this make the stick wheels and tires look too small?
     
  2. Apr 4, 2017 at 2:39 PM
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    Netmonkey

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    I just had 5100's installed on the middle setting (1.57") and the truck still has a slight rake. If you went with the highest setting on the 5100's, I would add 1" shackles to the rear. In either case, your stock tires will look too small (IMO). You should at least go up to a 32-33" tire for 1.57" of lift and a 33-34" tire for a 2.25" lift. Check out my build thread link in my signature.

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    Bass boats are pretty light so with the slight rake with the middle setting on the 5100's, the truck should sit level with the boat.
     
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    Law323

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    I did 5100's on the mid setting to leave a little rake. Only thing I'll tow is the kids 13' Boston Whaler, and at 1200#'s or so - won't even know it's there. You'll have zero issues pulling a bass boat, and keep in mind the 5100's (from my understanding) are more stout than the OEM shocks.

    5100's mid-setting with slightly larger tire than stock...

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