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with just getting the tsb done i was thinking about buying some adjustable 5100s. i was going to use them as a little lift kit. i was wondering what a good height to set them at is? also do i need new uca's with them? and how do they ride, does anyone notice any vibrations or anything? if anybody has pictures of this setup could i please see them. thanks
 

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5100s have been pretty much talked to death in the stickeys just so ya know.

Some people get vibes, some dont- it kinda seems like a roll of the dice. I think its being traced to the front diff but not 100%

You don't have to get UCAs unless you are running a 285 size tire or larger....some guys dont even run them with 285s- but it does help for the alignment.

If you want your truck level most people get the rear tsb and set the 5100s to 1.75

If you want your truck to be level with the 5100s set to 2.5 most people put a 1 to 1.5 inch block in the back if you want to go the cheap route.

EVERYONE has opinons on these and they may chime in- but you can really read so much (like a thousand pages) on 5100s if you just search 5100s or even just look at the stickeys so I would def. suggest reading some info on them and you will be able to form your own conclusion. good luck
 

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5100s have been pretty much talked to death in the stickeys just so ya know.

Some people get vibes, some dont- it kinda seems like a roll of the dice. I think its being traced to the front diff but not 100%

You don't have to get UCAs unless you are running a 285 size tire or larger....some guys dont even run them with 285s- but it does help for the alignment.

If you want your truck level most people get the rear tsb and set the 5100s to 1.75

If you want your truck to be level with the 5100s set to 2.5 most people put a 1 to 1.5 inch block in the back if you want to go the cheap route.

EVERYONE has opinons on these and they may chime in- but you can really read so much (like a thousand pages) on 5100s if you just search 5100s or even just look at the stickeys so I would def. suggest reading some info on them and you will be able to form your own conclusion. good luck
Yeah what he said but tire size has nothing to do with whether or not you
need UCA's. Lift amount is. Stay with the 1.75" and you should be able to get a decent alignment without the aftermarket UCA's.
 

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Haha, I just got done reading a post from you on TTORA and now your venturing over to the better site! Anyways, welcome. I have the 5100's set at 2.5 and the rear TSB and I have a slight lean with the front taller than the rear. So if you want a nice level look set them at 1.75". You wont need new UCAs because your not lifted over 2.5". People with 2.5-3 inch lifts don't need UCAs but they help with the steering feel and alignment.
As for vibes it happens hit or miss, you don't really know until you lift it. Mine doesn't have vibes at 2.5 but some people do. 1.75 might be less likely to get vibes because its not as big a change.
Also the ride is much nicer with the 5100s!

 

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Haha, I just got done reading a post from you on TTORA and now your venturing over to the better site! Anyways, welcome. I have the 5100's set at 2.5 and the rear TSB and I have a slight lean with the front taller than the rear. So if you want a nice level look set them at 1.75". You wont need new UCAs because your not lifted over 2.5". People with 2.5-3 inch lifts don't need UCAs but they help with the steering feel and alignment.
As for vibes it happens hit or miss, you don't really know until you lift it. Mine doesn't have vibes at 2.5 but some people do. 1.75 might be less likely to get vibes because its not as big a change.
Also the ride is much nicer with the 5100s!

+1. I have the same setup w/ a AAL 1.5" in the rear from Wheelers and it is a tad taller in front, but I don't care it looks bad ass! The ride is smooth, no vibes, and no wandering. :thumbsup:
 

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Getting my lift done at the time of tsb

I'm gonna lift my truck right after the tsb.
I went with the Ultimate lift kit from Toytec (substituted the regular AAL with their TSB AAL) and have decided to go with the All Pro UCA's.
Let you know how it turns out.
 
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