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Level Kit vs Bilstein Front Shocks?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by jay131866, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. Nov 7, 2018 at 8:27 PM
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    bmcdds

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    From what I've read, I don't think so. The middle setting will bring you up 1.57", and anything less than 3" shouldn't require the diff drop.
     
  2. Nov 8, 2018 at 7:09 AM
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    So top setting of 5100 with stock springs and stock rear end will give bro lean? Or dead level? I was thinking of the middle setting as i do tow and haul. I want a bit of rake if possible.
     
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    I have a 3/1 readylift kit and i take my truck on dirt roads in the mountains and it does just fine. People always bad mouth spacer kits but if used in the situations it was made for, it works great. It's not meant for rock crawling. The situations where people show busted coilovers and say "this is why you don't get spacer level kits" is just cases where people use their spacer kits in scenarios they shouldn't. My two cents.
     
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    Hi everyone..I read this from beginning to end and I'm still confused. I have a 2017 Sr dc 2wd. I have Firestone air springs to correct sagging during towing. I need to keep 5lbs of air and that raises the truck and I'm fine with it. I want to go 305/50/20 rims and tires. I don't off road maybe a dirt path at a camp ground. I like comfortable ride. what is the minimum I need to do to get those tires in? I'm new to truck lifts.
     
  5. Nov 10, 2018 at 8:35 AM
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    Guys I have a ready lift 3/2 on my truck running OeM Bilstein off road shocks.

    Off course the ride is firm but it’s something I can tolerate, had it for 2 years so far it served me well.

    My question if I remove my lift kit and just go for a 6112 at front at highest setting and OME shocks at the rear with 3+ shackles. To give me the ride height I wanted would the change all worth the money and give me a more comfortable ride?

    I guess Im contemplating of spending about 1.5K for the suspension change with a doubt of not havng a significant night and day change in the comfort level.

    Has anyone here have done a lift kit and removed it then did a straight up adjustable struts like the 6112 set up with shackles at the rear?

    Thank you for your opinions.
     
  6. Nov 26, 2018 at 8:27 AM
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    This site helped me a ton when trying to decide what to add to my truck, so I thought I'd post a few pics for others to reference..

    before -
    image1.jpg

    After -
    Hunter Ultra 18x9, 18mm offset. BFG KO2's
    Bilstein 5100s all around, front on middle setting. Ride is way smoother than my worn out factory struts/shocks. Really want to tint the front windows, I guess the cops are pretty strict in NY about it though.. image3.jpg

    image2.jpg
     
  7. Nov 27, 2018 at 7:38 AM
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    Thanks for all the post on leveling with the Bilstein 5100. I just ordered the set from 4 wheel parts $338 delivered. My local shop quoted me $258 For install and balance.
     
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    So you will use your factory front coil springs?
     
  9. Nov 27, 2018 at 9:10 PM
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    Yes, the 5100s use your existing coils. If you step up to the 6112s, they come with their own coil over springs.
     
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  10. Dec 22, 2018 at 11:11 AM
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    Billys 5100, 1 inch rear spacer, Cooper AT3 XLT 275/65/R20
    The thing I discovered is the uniqueness of each truck. Just went 5100s all around with new Cooper AT3 XLTs 275/65/20 on my 2016 Crewmax. Although everyone posts the middle setting gets you level, I wound up 2.5 inches nose high. Dropping to lower setting put me 1.5 inches high. Will add 1 inch rear spaces next weekend and be near or at level with any settling. Ride quality was improved over OEM.
     

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