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Well I got a free afternoon yesterday thanks to Idaho awesome ephin weather so I toor into replacing the stock shocks with some fox 2.0 remote reservoir shocks... The fronts are temporarely mounted at the moment til monday I can't decide where to put em I like em where they are now but not sure if the inner fender is strong enough? I might try it for a while but I need to get some clamps to clamp em down good!! Not sure how they ride I only went two blocks today but the truck doesn't hardly squat now with the trailer.. Plus I need to get em filled with nitrogen monday so that should help... Rears went on super easy took 45 minutes total plus an hour to go to town to get a new cell phone since mine fell out of my pocket and I ran it over!!!:-( Driver's side front was cake... Passenger side not so much.. I had to take the twins apart to get to the shock tower in the mean time I was looking down into my s400 and though you know I should put a rag or tape over that hole.... just as my 3/4 in socket fell and bammmola (EDIT) (EDIT)(EDIT):-( right down the turbo... Thank god for magnetic extensions except it tool me 45 minutes to find that... LOL anyways got it all back together and looks good!!!









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Did they make a big difference in ride quality?
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Mount the front resi's on the side-frame behind the wheel liner or cut some of it out of the way. I would put up pics of mine, but I can never beable to upload pics on this site.

I know you said it's temporarly how you have them now, but you will wear the hose out (rubbing on the plastic fender cover) and cause leaking how they are mounted now.
 

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Did they make a big difference in ride quality?
Joe E.

Well not sure since I installed em I have only driven two blocks...LOL but I will know more today I got the trailer hooked up and headed to town...


Mount the front resi's on the side-frame behind the wheel liner or cut some of it out of the way. I would put up pics of mine, but I can never beable to upload pics on this site.

I know you said it's temporarly how you have them now, but you will wear the hose out (rubbing on the plastic fender cover) and cause leaking how they are mounted now.
Dang man e-mail to me if you can..

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I'd love to see how others have done em.. THanks!!!:beer
 

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Did they make a big difference in ride quality?
Joe E.
HUGE..... It rides soooo smooth now... I can't believe how much nicer it is.... Well worth it....:thumbsup
 

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Are u running anything else besides the leveling spacer. Aftermarket tracbacr, control arms? If u have the stock tracbar with the spacers, how much did u notice the axle moving to the driver side? Were did u get your shocks?


Oh yeah, goodlooking truck man:thumbsup
 

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Are u running anything else besides the leveling spacer. Aftermarket tracbacr, control arms? If u have the stock tracbar with the spacers, how much did u notice the axle moving to the driver side? Were did u get your shocks?


Oh yeah, goodlooking truck man:thumbsup

I am running Don Thuren's steering stabilizer and the leveling kit but soon hope to be running Thuren's control arms too.. The shocks originally came from Kore and I picked them up second hand...

Thanks for the compliments.:thumbsup
 

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I have read that the 2.0s function the same as the 5100s.

I heard you should alteast run a 2.5, if not a 3.0 rezzy setup.
 

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I have read that the 2.0s function the same as the 5100s.

I heard you should alteast run a 2.5, if not a 3.0 rezzy setup.

The 2.0 are better than the 5100s. They are similar to the 7100s.

Whether you need a 2.0, 2.5 or 3.0 depends on how you plan on using your truck. No need for a 3.0 unless you really run your truck, and you better have plenty of other supporting mods to go with them.
 

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What Pauly said by the way its all in the valving and a man who definetly knows his valving is Don Thuren....
 

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What Pauly said by the way its all in the valving and a man who definetly knows his valving is Don Thuren....
Yes sir Talked to don quite a bit the other day said he could re-build em for me if I wanted but for now... I am totally happy I know how I am goona mount em just gotta find time....:lol3: maybe while I am swapping turbos tomorrow i can do it!!!
 

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The 2.0 are better than the 5100s. They are similar to the 7100s.

Whether you need a 2.0, 2.5 or 3.0 depends on how you plan on using your truck. No need for a 3.0 unless you really run your truck, and you better have plenty of other supporting mods to go with them.
Hey pauly you need to e-mail me some pic's of that beast haven't seen it in a while I heard you got glass???:beer
 

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Yep, running Glassworks fenders and 37" Yokohamas now. Need to find some dirt and take some pictures.....
 
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