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Old 02-28-2021, 10:13 PM #61
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I'm nearly 2500 miles on them in a month, lol. Putting in work on and off road. I'm really happy with the product. One of my biggest concerns was how they felt/handled on washboards. Night and day difference! Even at higher tire psi. I am curious though, how much more flex/travel/articulation I may get out of longer sway bar end links and/or panhard bar drop bracket. I've read, up to another 1" of travel, but I haven't been convinced yet either way.

As far as needing the strut packer or whatever it's called to fix the "Toyota lean", I opted not to and it's flush even in front. My first measurement was nearly 1/2" lower in the rear driver side compared to the passenger rear, but that could've been on a full tank gas. As far as I'm concerned it sits pretty damn level, or negligible to the eye. I'll post some pics on/offroad, but I don't like how some appear to show up and others don't on this app.

Feel free to ask any more questions you may have. I wish Dobinson's would credit me something on future purposes for their mistake on assembly, but I was told that it's "normal" to have to make some adjustments. They should state that online and/or upon ordering.

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Been reading through this thread again, trying to decide, then I saw that you talk of using a panhard brakets. I was under the impression if a person went 2 inch they would not need a diff drop or the panhard bracket. ....only when you get to 3 inch and above.
so are you using either of them and were you told you needed to ?
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I haven't bought or installed a panhard or diff drop. I was considering it, IF it gave me more articulation.

Just the lift and tires. Straight forward install.

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well that stinks.....the source listed above, when I went through the " cart" to check prices.....do not ship to fairbanks alaska.......argggg

I will have to come up wiht a solution this spring, as now my stock system rubs at times with 70 seires winter tires ( rub in front) , and I got the typical sag issue in the back, and my summer wheels and tires are 265/75/16 ko'2....dont think they will fit with this worn out suspension on this rig. 285k and looks all stock ( suspension)

well just got an email back,
the good.... they will ship to alaska
the bad......out of stock till end of march at earliest
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Been reading through this thread again, trying to decide, then I saw that you talk of using a panhard brakets. I was under the impression if a person went 2 inch they would not need a diff drop or the panhard bracket. ....only when you get to 3 inch and above.
so are you using either of them and were you told you needed to ?
FWIW, I originally designed the PCK for my 2" OME lift kit. (then made it accommodate taller lifts)

Don't believe the advertised heights of lift kits - the actual lift depends largely on truck build-out and typical load. My OME 2" was taller than that in reality.
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Thanks @eimkeith , I've looked at your products for consideration Dobinsons 2.0" Lift kit

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FWIW, I originally designed the PCK for my 2" OME lift kit. (then made it accommodate taller lifts)

Don't believe the advertised heights of lift kits - the actual lift depends largely on truck build-out and typical load. My OME 2" was taller than that in reality.

thanks.
I used your brackets on the last build, and the fit and function was excellent. Loved the way that rig turned out after lift....well till it was totaled.
Maybe I will use them on this current build. Still trying to decide if to lift it 2 inches or just go 99 talls. I played more in the lower 48, than I do up here and not sure I need the 3 inch lift again.Talls would be cheapest, and this one needs lots of other love ($$$) in other directions, like every bushing in the suspension to name one. Then again I have a new ARB and winch sitting in storage, as I totaled the other one about 3 weeks b4 installing those, so might need the 2 inch lift for the added weight.
Waiting to find out how much and how long the dobinsons are gonna take to get shipped here, after they come off back order.

thanks again for your quality product
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Can you guys or others report back on any spring settling or height changes? Dobs says it "may" settle up to 5mm. Thanks

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Agree, what Dobs set up are you going with?
if I do it, c59-134 and c59-137v
shipping alone to me is 400+.. yuck
so with shipping that puts me at almost 1500. shipping stuff is one of the "problems" of living in Alaska....
fishing, hunting, back roads, few people is not one of the problems
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Can you guys or others report back on any spring settling or height changes? Dobs says it "may" settle up to 5mm. Thanks

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Mine settled down to 23 in the frt and 23.5 in the rear. center of hub to bottom of SR5 fender flare, 285/75r16
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Mine settled down to 23 in the frt and 23.5 in the rear. center of hub to bottom of SR5 fender flare, 285/75r16

at how any miles or time did it take to settle to that point ?
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did you install the conical bump stops and trim packers? If with trim packers, what thickness did you use?



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It's been about 8 or 9 months and prob 1500 miles since I installed the springs and shocks. I didn't need the trim packer, my fronts were level. The fronts also were level with the old suspension lift.
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It's been about 8 or 9 months and prob 1500 miles since I installed the springs and shocks. I didn't need the trim packer, my fronts were level. The fronts also were level with the old suspension lift.
@raty4R After 1500 miles, any differnce in ride quality? Thinking about going with 5100s all around with dobinson coils.
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@raty4R After 1500 miles, any differnce in ride quality? Thinking about going with 5100s all around with dobinson coils.

im thinking that direction myself now that bilsteins is available again
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