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Old 08-24-2011, 01:52 AM
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but if you DIY then make sure you get a good spring compressor.
I have a full set (f&r) of 5100s ready to be installed. Last weekend I went to a DIY garage to do the job and ran into a problem. Neither of their spring compressors were up to the task. What is a "good spring compressor"?
Started to do my suspension this morning and quickly realized that the only compressors that are strong enough are the hydraulic/pneumatic type. The little ones from the parts store will fail. The wall mounted units will bind up.

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Old 08-28-2011, 09:34 PM
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Great thread!!! After reading different threads as well as this one I'm thinking the 5100s are the way to go with my 09 Screw 4x4
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:42 PM
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I am a master mechanic lets see 28 years own a shop lift and level many trucks you will need a camber kit to retain oe alignment specs, how do i know just did my 2011 fx4 was way out, fyi any raise in suspension changes camber or you can just keep buying tires. For all of you that want to do it correctly moog offers camber kits quantity 2 about 50.00 each.
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Has anyone else noticed a camber problem with a leveling kit?
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Originally Posted by IAFF FFMCROSS View Post
Has anyone else noticed a camber problem with a leveling kit?
not at all, most people with camber issues are usually from lowering. Personally I monitored my tires very closely and there was no improper wear to indicate bad camber.
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ProZach thanks for the reply. I'm going to level mine and watch the tires. Any recommendations for tire rotation schedule?
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Probably a newb question, but wanted to know if other than the look, are there any other benefits to leveling a truck? I just got a 2011 F150 screw 4x4 with the off road package. I'm not going extreme off road or anything (yet). Mainly dirt roads and gravel boat ramps. Just wondered if its worth cost.
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Originally Posted by IAFF FFMCROSS View Post
ProZach thanks for the reply. I'm going to level mine and watch the tires. Any recommendations for tire rotation schedule?
typically best to ask whatever reputable mechanic you trust. Standard for most vehicles is 5000 miles. Personally my preferred mechanic is firestone and/or autozone for mechanic references

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Probably a newb question, but wanted to know if other than the look, are there any other benefits to leveling a truck? I just got a 2011 F150 screw 4x4 with the off road package. I'm not going extreme off road or anything (yet). Mainly dirt roads and gravel boat ramps. Just wondered if its worth cost.
mostly clearance. leveling kit=bigger tires= more clearance when off road
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Originally Posted by ProZach

typically best to ask whatever reputable mechanic you trust. Standard for most vehicles is 5000 miles. Personally my preferred mechanic is firestone and/or autozone for mechanic references

mostly clearance. leveling kit=bigger tires= more clearance when off road
Thanks for the info.
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Sorry for the confusion but I've seem to seen conflicting reports on the 5100's.

Some say they will give a firmer or harsher ride and others say a better ride? Which is it, or is this one of those some people think a firmer ride is better?
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