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I've read 20+ pages of guys using notch 2, 3, and it appears in some cases notch 4 on these shocks. I've read about realignment, CV boot upgrades, and blocks in the rear.

What I would like to do is install these at notch 1 (minimum lift over factory). Question: Will this effect getting the alignment per DJ's specs and is it enough to cause excessive wear?

I do not want a rock crawler, I do not want a major lift, and I don't want a really firm ride. I want just a little firmer ride then the OEM shocks and I don't want to have to lift car seats up an additional 2-3 inches. I do not want to have to upgrade CV boots, add this or add that. But most importantly, I do not want to increase wear on any component. This truck has 77K out of an expected 250K life.

So, do I have the right shock or should I look for something else?

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If I was replacing shocks on my Tundra, regardless of any lift/levelling desires, I would get the 5100s. They can be set at stock ride height now, and can be readjusted for a little levelling/lift later if you so desire.

I have not heard of anyone with CV boot issues when the 5100s are set at the first or second notch.
 

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so you want little to no lift? but a firmer ride? why not just toss on a set of cheaper o/r shocks for the stock height? no alignment or tire wear issues and more money left over for beer.
Yes, very little lift. I would like a little firmer ride then factory. The OEM shocks seem a little sluggish. Too much roll and a little car like.
 

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If I was replacing shocks on my Tundra, regardless of any lift/levelling desires, I would get the 5100s. They can be set at stock ride height now, and can be readjusted for a little levelling/lift later if you so desire.

I have not heard of anyone with CV boot issues when the 5100s are set at the first or second notch.
How much stiffer is the ride? I spend 99% of the time on-road.
 

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If you want a firmer ride a set of bilstein HD shocks would be the ticket and much cheaper than 5100s
The difference in price is $12. That is an inexpensive marginal cost to capture the height adjustment flexibility. You're not going to be able to tell the difference in the ride quality between the 5100s set at stock height and the HDs. :tu:
 

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The difference in price is $12. That is an inexpensive marginal cost to capture the height adjustment flexibility. You're not going to be able to tell the difference in the ride quality between the 5100s set at stock height and the HDs. :tu:
Had no idea the cost was so little.
 
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