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6112 and the difference between the highest and 2nd highest ride height

I currently have them at the highest setting and I think it is too firm and bumpy on the highway. Is it worth it to lower it? Will that help with the concrete bed bounce on the highway?

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I currently have them at the highest setting and I think it is too firm and bumpy on the highway. Is it worth it to lower it? Will that help with the concrete bed bounce on the highway?
Changing the front probably won’t affect the rear that much but if you haven’t already, you should look into doing the @Coachbuilder1 shackles and poly bushings as I hear that helps a lot

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Changing the front probably won’t affect the rear that much but if you haven’t already, you should look into doing the @Coachbuilder1 shackles and poly bushings as I hear that helps a lot

Thank you I will. Would that affect the 5160's in the back? Would I need to do anything with them? Would my ride height be level with the +1 shackles. I have a 09 Rock Warrior DC 4x4 . Thanks
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Changing the front probably won’t affect the rear that much but if you haven’t already, you should look into doing the @Coachbuilder1 shackles and poly bushings as I hear that helps a lot
I agree! I had toytec shackles on the lowest setting and poly bushing in my 16 with 5100 and helped alot with the bed bounce on the hwy. Especially noticed it towing trailer.
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Thank you I will. Would that affect the 5160's in the back? Would I need to do anything with them? Would my ride height be level with the +1 shackles. I have a 09 Rock Warrior DC 4x4 . Thanks
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It won’t affect the 5160’s in the rear but what I would suggest would be to do the front first and get it all aligned properly. Take a measurement from floor to top of wheel well in the back, then place a jack under your trailer hitch and go up in increments of how the CB shackles are made. 5/8”, 1.25”, 1.75” and see what you like the look of. Everyone’s truck is different so I can’t exactly tell you what will level it out but with 6112’s at a so called 2.5” and +1’s in the back, I would say you should end up with about an inch of rake

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I did add the coachbuilder1 shackles and poly bushings and that helped a ton. Thank you for the advice!

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I did add the coachbuilder1 shackles and poly bushings and that helped a ton. Thank you for the advice!
Good to hear. What size shackles did you go with?

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Good to hear. What size shackles did you go with?

I went with the +3 and did add 2 shims to the drivers side and 1 to the passengers side. Looks better and rides better. I also did drop the air down from 46 to 35 psi. I have open country tires that helped as well. I still get some bed bounce but it is much better.

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Good to hear. What size shackles did you go with?

I went with the +3 and did add 2 shims to the drivers side and 1 to the passengers side. Looks better and rides better. I also did drop the air down from 46 to 35 psi. I have open country tires that helped as well. I still get some bed bounce but it is much better.
Oh wow. That thing isn’t probably sitting pretty high now. I too reduced my tire pressure awhile ago down to the 35-38 range and that helped a lot. And I think the tires wear better as well. Not sure why Toyota has the door sticker at 46psi. Oddly enough my bosses RW sticker says 40psi. Did you do aftermarket upper arms too?

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No after market upper arms she aligned perfectly.

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No after market upper arms she aligned perfectly.
Interesting

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Why do you say that? You don't really need arms until you go higher than 4 inches. I didn't go over that.

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Why do you say that? You don't really need arms until you go higher than 4 inches. I didn't go over that.
General rule of thumb is that they’re suggested over 2.5” and needed at 3”. What do your alignment numbers look like? Caster must be real low

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General rule of thumb is that they’re suggested over 2.5” and needed at 3”. What do your alignment numbers look like? Caster must be real low
I talked to David from Ekstrom Design and he said it was fine to run this way and the alignment was spot on for everything including the caster. I'm very pleased with the set up. Thanks again!

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I went with the +3 and did add 2 shims to the drivers side and 1 to the passengers side. Looks better and rides better. I also did drop the air down from 46 to 35 psi. I have open country tires that helped as well. I still get some bed bounce but it is much better.
The 2 shims and 1 on the passenger side with front suspension at highest setting? I'm researching before I do my suspension project.
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