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 Installed the 5100s this weekend (well speedrye installed, i watched)

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PostSubject: Installed the 5100s this weekend (well speedrye installed, i watched)   Installed the 5100s this weekend (well speedrye installed, i watched) Icon_minitimeSun Feb 19, 2012 8:46 pm

Speedrye off the forum offered to help with the install this weekend. All in all it went well (thanks to him) and I'm happy with the results. I'll let him chime in with the before and after measurements, but here's a before and after picture.Installed the 5100s this weekend (well speedrye installed, i watched) Before10Installed the 5100s this weekend (well speedrye installed, i watched) After10
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Looking GOOD!!!!


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David B wrote:
Looking goof!

GOOF? ok FDFJ...i know David did not mean that...lol...honestly looks great...good job...
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What level did you set it at? 3?

I moved mine from 3 to 4 yesterday
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mine are at 3, and from our measurements it was pretty level.
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I like that. I'm really thinking about doing this. I have the base Toyota shocks (non-Bilstein) and I'm thinking this will both level me out some AND reduce the nose dive a little?

This pic isn't exact but it gave me some idea of how it leveled things out.
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The 5100s are great. I started with them in position 3 with plans of replacing my rear springs...

Totally wish I would have put them in position 4 and moved on the springs quicker. Would have saved me a buch of extra effort. Thanks to Andy we were able to knock it out.
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It definetly helped with the nose dive! As far as putting them in the fourth notch, I dont plan on doing anything to the rear, or adding a bunch of weight in the front for a while since the truck has 1000 miles on it. I was just doing this to make the stance a little better, and stop the "im always driving down hill" feeling.
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I really need to get some of these.
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I've got the measurements at home, still on the work bench, but the level 3 setting gave it an additional 1.75" on each side as advertised. It ended up almost perfectly level. I have to admit that it was very nice working on a nice new, clean truck without dirt and crap falling on your head every time you beat on something.

Hey Justin, how did I do on adjusting the headlights? It was a complete guess so let me know if we need to readjust them.

It'd been awhile since I'd replaced my front suspension, but after having done this one, we could probably install the front 5100s in about 1 1/2 hours plus a little extra for adjusting the headlights back down.
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Headlights seem good, if anything they may be a tad low......but im thinking of installing some driving lights, similar to your set up (wired into the high beams, point outwards for deer) maybe if you get a chance could you shoot me a PM with your opinion of some decent lights (6 or 7 inch) and all the hardware id need? Id like to be able to turn them on from the cab, but id be happy if they were just wired to the high beams too. Thanks ryan!
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I hate to chime in with a possibly stupid question but did you change just the shocks or the springs too??
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When I did my front 5100s, I only did the shocks...kept OEM springs
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Yeah, we just changed the shocks on FDFJs ride.
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I love my 5100's. They have been on my FJ for almost 40k miles with no issues and I have been off-road probably a dozen times since. Not enough I know.
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A dozen times is more than i can say! Mine hasn't seen anything fun since I bought it
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FJ Derek wrote:
A dozen times is more than i can say! Mine hasn't seen anything fun since I bought it

What are ya waiting for santa LOL!!!
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Time for some pinstriping. Makes them look real.
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