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Bilsteins ride nice

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Fly'n Family, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. Mar 8, 2017 at 3:10 PM
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    Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family [OP] New Member

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    Just had the 5100's put on my truck today and am real happy with them. Truck just hit 29,000, and there is a noticeable increase in ride quality. Not sure if the originals were tired, but between the new Bilsteins with a fresh alignment, I'm really enjoying the smoother ride.

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  2. Mar 8, 2017 at 3:15 PM
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    Hattori

    Hattori STOP SHIMMING COILOVERS!!!!

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    Looking nice on the new shoes man!
     
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  3. Mar 8, 2017 at 3:18 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    Very nice sir.
     
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  4. Mar 8, 2017 at 3:35 PM
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    TheBeast

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    nice wheels/rubber
     
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  5. Mar 8, 2017 at 3:39 PM
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    Black Wolf

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    Looks great. Night and day difference. But....what about the rear???
     
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  6. Mar 8, 2017 at 4:04 PM
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    Fly'n Family

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    Will do Bilsteins back there next...wanted to see if the difference was notable enough to be worth it, and it clearly is.
     
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  7. Mar 8, 2017 at 5:52 PM
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    Looks great I just ordered some 5100s now
     
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  9. Mar 8, 2017 at 6:11 PM
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    Law323

    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    Nice truck and shocks brother!!
     
  10. Mar 8, 2017 at 6:21 PM
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    What setting do you have it on?
     
  11. Mar 8, 2017 at 6:30 PM
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    They're at the setting one notch below the top, leaving a slight rake - but removing the bulk of it. Figured the rake is there for a reason, plus I'll occasionally throw some crap in the back and tow my 12 year olds boat for him - so I had it left in the mid position.

    Now that I know these are definitely worth the $$$, I'll have some 6112's thrown in the back along with a TRD sway bar and my suspension will be done and it'll be more than good enough for what my use is.
     
  12. Mar 8, 2017 at 6:37 PM
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    Most definitely worth it in my opinion. Notably improved ride, and the appearance aspect is a bonus. You'll like em'...
     
  13. Mar 8, 2017 at 6:41 PM
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    COMiamiFan

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    Looks awesome. Reminds me of mine.

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  14. Mar 8, 2017 at 7:39 PM
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    Truck looks great. FYI.......6112 only made for the front. 5100 or 5160 for the rear. Non-resi vs resi. Enjoy !
     
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  15. Mar 8, 2017 at 7:46 PM
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    Looks great man!!!!
     
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  16. Mar 8, 2017 at 7:58 PM
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    Plenty planned thanks to all of you.
    @Fly'n Family thanks for sharing the pics and your thoughts. I have 14 MGM CM and was considering options since I want to run slightly bigger tires but I also want to keep things simple because I'll be towing a travel trailer as well and I don't typically venture too far off road other than the occasional fire road.

    Get ready to see a very similar set-up on my truck soon. I'm chomping at the bit to get the SCS rims in MGM and black when they're back in stock so I guess I'll bide my time with a mild suspension upgrade. Did you do them yourself or get them done at a shop?
     
  17. Mar 9, 2017 at 9:24 AM
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    Welcome, I am in PA too. I am considering these SCS rims in black or black/gunmetal, and Bilstein 6112/5100 level. Since they will stick out about 1" or so beyond the fenders, do we need to be worried when it comes state inspection time? I do not want to use fender flares.
     
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  18. Mar 9, 2017 at 6:49 PM
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    Plenty planned thanks to all of you.
    @NickyF25 That's a really good question. I'll have to check out the PaDoT regulations and talk to a few local mechanics to see what kind of wiggle room we have. I think that we might be able to get away with an inch or so, but once we get beyond that I know that it could make things a bit more questionable. I'll keep you posted and if you find anything else let me know.

    Where in PA are you? I'm in the Lehigh Valley.
     
  19. Mar 10, 2017 at 2:59 PM
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    husker99trd

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    Looks good!
     
  20. Mar 10, 2017 at 4:03 PM
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    you'll love the rims mine are black ones, waiting on tires and my lift, money permitting, lol

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  21. Mar 10, 2017 at 5:18 PM
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    Fly'n Family

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    The SCS's are hands down one of the cleanest looking wheels out there. I constantly get compliments, and the shop that just did my Bilsteins asked who made them and contact info as they're interested in being able to supply them.
     
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  22. Mar 10, 2017 at 8:33 PM
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    JerseyTundra1260

    JerseyTundra1260 08 Silver streaking!!!!!

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    5100's here as well on top setting. One of the best things i did so far. Love the ride
     
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