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Installed bilstein 5100 with rough country forged uca

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Just putting this out there for those who maybe wondering like I was just before I decided to do it. First of all the rough country forged uca are a lot nicer than I expected for a rough country product. I have never been a big fan of them at all and have avoided them in any project I have done from my Jeep jk to this truck. If you have any question let me know 429DF289-35E2-40EC-A351-323F8E9B22E9.jpeg 555656A3-6BAF-46B2-B76E-B27DC9D2333C.jpeg 3780464C-4306-4853-BC0F-A72D12A9CDAC.jpeg image.jpg
 

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Look at that angle! LOL! You’re right those look pretty good… Hopefully they’re stepping up their game. It looks that way with this product.
 

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On a sidenote what size tires are you running and what offset of your wheels. Are the factory wheels?
 

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Just putting this out there for those who maybe wondering like I was just before I decided to do it. First of all the rough country forged uca are a lot nicer than I expected for a rough country product. I have never been a big fan of them at all and have avoided them in any project I have done from my Jeep jk to this truck. If you have any question let me know View attachment 57035 View attachment 57036 View attachment 57037 View attachment 57038
What setting are your 5100s on? Thinking of going this same route.
 

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Just wanted to give an update on the 5100 and rough country forged upper control arms. I have had this set up on for a little over 3 months and am beyond happy with every part of it. I was hesitant at first going with rough country but all those fears have been laid to rest. The alignment Is perfect no issues and ride quality it perfect how I like it I did take my front sway bar out and personally think that it’s the way the truck should ride and think it allows the independent front suspension to actually work independently like it should. Anyone looking for a budget friendly mild off-road type “build” you should strongly consider this route. F0BD36D8-199C-422D-B2E6-C1E15AF17B95.jpeg 85849EDA-954E-4F0B-A538-CAC206388105.jpeg C607F268-CECB-4E60-806C-F649D5C556CF.jpeg 2E02E7DA-81ED-439D-88C5-3972D2ED8661.jpeg 01896530-C163-48EE-8DD0-C545C54F52C8.jpeg And for those that are curious about the articulation I will post some pics and pics are when the rear tire started to slip.
 

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Just wanted to give an update on the 5100 and rough country forged upper control arms. I have had this set up on for a little over 3 months and am beyond happy with every part of it. I was hesitant at first going with rough country but all those fears have been laid to rest. The alignment Is perfect no issues and ride quality it perfect how I like it I did take my front sway bar out and personally think that it’s the way the truck should ride and think it allows the independent front suspension to actually work independently like it should. Anyone looking for a budget friendly mild off-road type “build” you should strongly consider this route. View attachment 63796 View attachment 63797 View attachment 63798 View attachment 63799 View attachment 63800 And for those that are curious about the articulation I will post some pics and pics are when the rear tire started to slip.
Can you take a photo of you cv angle?
 

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Thanks for posting this. I've been looking for a decent and affordable UCA, this may fit the bill.
 

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What setting are your 5100s on? Thinking of going this same route.
I put them on the 5th setting. I also have the off road package.
Thanks for posting! This is exactly what I was looking for.

How is the nose height on the 5th circlip setting? Is there still a rake? Level? Nose up? Any pictures on level ground would be appreciated. Thanks.

Also, you have great taste ;) ...

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Appreciate you posting this. I have honestly been pushing off leveling my ORP truck because I didnt want to spend $500+ on a set of readylift UCA's. These seem much better and are more affordable.
 

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Thanks for posting! This is exactly what I was looking for.

How is the nose height on the 5th circlip setting? Is there still a rake? Level? Nose up? Any pictures on level ground would be appreciated. Thanks.

Also, you have great taste ;) ...

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Truck sits perfectly level and love it wouldn’t want it any other way. But I did set it on the 5th setting with the intention of doing the vice design hidden winch so I will get a little bit of rake back. 12A4C6F8-F3E0-4392-8E07-5B49505B3427.jpeg
 

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Appreciate you posting this. I have honestly been pushing off leveling my ORP truck because I didnt want to spend $500+ on a set of readylift UCA's. These seem much better and are more affordable.
I fell you there I couldn’t justify it and took a shot at these and love it. And also one thing I really like is the cap that comes with it to cover the grease fitting on top of the uca is a tight fit and keeps dust out and from building up on the inside.
 
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Any chance you have a full side picture of before and after for comparison? Truck looks great by the way and I think I'll be ordering some RC UCA's now thanks to you. Still waiting on my 5100 order. Pandemic shipping is crap
 

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