Have any 4x2ers done this combo?? is it smart? is it possible? what kind of a ride can I expect?
I have this setup on my ride right now. 5100's in the front with 4x4 springs in the second clip position and 4x4 rear coils will sit you almost level...put a load in the back and you will be level. this is a bit stiffer over stock and performs better both offroad and on road, plus it looks better. im sitting about 1" higher than a stock 4x4 in the back and my front is completely level with the back with the 5100's in the third clip position. id start out with the second clip psition and see how you like it because in the third clip you will be sitting a tad bit like a prerunner with a load in the back...ill try to post some pictures but for the time being, my ride sits about like this one...just a tiny bit higher in the front.Have any 4x2ers done this combo?? is it smart? is it possible? what kind of a ride can I expect?
id put the 4x4 coils in the back too. they are a bit stiffer and a bit higher over the 4x2 springs. I picked a full 4x4 setup with 1K miles on it from someone on the forum for $50. the 5100's cost me another $200. the second clip position with stock 4x2 coils in the rear will still be level but if you drive hard you will bottom out the back and front quite often. the rear 4x4 coils have an extra coil (6 vs 5) and are about 1" longer.Thanks, sweet ride. I haven't even thought about the back springs, but it sounds like I shoud change out both if I go with the 5100's or just lower the setting on them.
4x4 springs and 5100's at 2nd clip position in front with 4x2 springs in rear will be level. the problem with the 4x2 springs is that they dont hold a load. the second you put some people in the back its gonna sag but the front will be stiff. its kinda hard to get the 4x2 to sit level in all conditions because of how soft the stock suspension is. 1st clip (0 lift, actually has some lift since strut is longer than stock) wont exactly level you out, front will still be a bit lower.Thats where I saw the 5100's on ebay, great price. I'm just getting the 4x4 front springs for a forum member but not the rears. I may have to search that out. 4x4 springs on all 4 5100's up front and stock shocks in the rear. I'm not going to be off roading much but I would like to level it out and tighten it up a bit.
I think I might just put the front 4x4 springs on with 5100's at zero and that will have me level. If I decide to go up from there I can at least use the 5100's.
theyre talking about bilstein 5100's with 4x4 springs...not gibson exhaust.I have the Gibson too and love it, my brother got his from ebay but I wanted a valid warranty(the winter salt here destroys metal) so I got it here. gibson 5100, or you can try one of the vendors here on the forum, they are allways having sales/specials. Either way its a great system and very easy to install and for the price you give it a look.