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Suspension 5100 bilsteins to level front anyone?

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Anyone running 5100 bilstein adjustable shocks to front only? Potential next mod maybe?
 

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I do think some people like to do this first and then do the back later when they have the funds. Ideally though, you’d replace the front coils too.
 

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Yeah , that’s definitely what I’m thinking . ?
 

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Im running 5100s all around but i also paired them with ome 888s and a leaf pack. Gave me about a 3” with the 33s
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Oh yeah ! That looks great! I’ll get there eventually lol ?
 

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Im running 5100s all around but i also paired them with ome 888s and a leaf pack. Gave me about a 3” with the 33s
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whats the full cost of shocks/coil/rear leaf? is there anything else you need or will those 3 things be good
 

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whats the full cost of shocks/coil/rear leaf? is there anything else you need or will those 3 things be good
I would also like to know ?
From Headstrong Off-road, a 5100 kit that comes with everything you need is about $1200 to $1600.

You can get upper control arms but you don’t have to. The shocks, coils, and add-a-leaf or leaf pack replacement are the bare minimum to get your truck lifted. Small things like the Taco lean spacer, driveshaft spacer, and ECGS bushing are technically optional but they’re cheap enough and important enough that you would just get those too.
 

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From Headstrong Off-road, a 5100 kit that comes with everything you need is about $1200 to $1600.

You can get upper control arms but you don’t have to. The shocks, coils, and add-a-leaf or leaf pack replacement are the bare minimum to get your truck lifted. Small things like the Taco lean spacer, driveshaft spacer, and ECGS bushing are technically optional but they’re cheap enough and important enough that you would just get those too.

I got my set up from them with the spc ucas and spent about that with the spacer and bushing.
 

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5100's are way better than just adding a spacer you cant go wrong with them.
 

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i got ome 887 with notch on 0 and 5100 all around with deaver aal for 732. assembled too.
 

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bilsteins set at 1.75 pairs with original springs. Off to alignment tomorrow.
Measurements from center hub to fender

BEFORE:
- front driver: 20 1/2
- front passenger: 20 1/2
- Rear driver: 22
- Rear passenger: 22 1/8

AFTER:
- front driver: 22 3/8
- Front passenger: 22 1/4
- Rear driver: 22 1/8
- Rear passenger: 22 1/8

Overall 1/8 of bro lean but I’m waiting for them to hopefully settle.
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bilsteins set at 1.75 pairs with original springs. Off to alignment tomorrow.
Measurements from center hub to fender

BEFORE:
- front driver: 20 1/2
- front passenger: 20 1/2
- Rear driver: 22
- Rear passenger: 22 1/8

AFTER:
- front driver: 22 3/8
- Front passenger: 22 1/4
- Rear driver: 22 1/8
- Rear passenger: 22 1/8

Overall 1/8 of bro lean but I’m waiting for them to hopefully settle.
14AD8D03-14AA-4B0B-8057-CB0A20C21EE6.jpeg

Your fronts won’t settle as much as Leaf packs. Especially when weight is added to the rear. More likely to get more settle in the rear.
 

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Your fronts won’t settle as much as Leaf packs. Especially when weight is added to the rear. More likely to get more settle in the rear.
Damn, also some how my drivers side ended up .125in higher than the passengers side. I thought taco lean was ther reverse lol
 

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Damn, also some how my drivers side ended up .125in higher than the passengers side. I thought taco lean was ther reverse lol
Taco lean doesn’t really depend on the suspension. Has a lot to do with the body mounts as the factory grommets wear rather quickly. Usually yes the driver side is what leans. Nothing to concern yourself with.
 

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Im running 5100s all around but i also paired them with ome 888s and a leaf pack. Gave me about a 3” with the 33s
37138FFE-C9A4-4D96-A0D4-68BDEEC6A753.jpeg
@ Jay — aside from looks and MPGs, do you have any other effects (good or bad) with your mod? Example: are there other adjustments you need to make aside from alignment or have there been reports of issues with other areas of the truck upgrading the suspension ?
 

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@ Jay — aside from looks and MPGs, do you have any other effects (good or bad) with your mod? Example: are there other adjustments you need to make aside from alignment or have there been reports of issues with other areas of the truck upgrading the suspension ?
Are you planning on flexing out the rear end. If yes do the brake lines. If no skip. You should invest in a cab mount chop. About 150$ and then sway bar relocation brackets or ditch it