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Will Bilsteins affect my ride height?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Like a PRO, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. Mar 4, 2018 at 2:38 PM
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    Like a PRO

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    2016 4x4 6 inch lift looking to upgrade to Bilstein has anyone any knowledge on will it change my ride height, installation tips and or the performance of them, currently running rough country junk I mean shocks
     
  2. Mar 4, 2018 at 4:35 PM
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    No, shocks won't, or maybe I should say shouldn't change your ride height. Shocks themselves won't ever change a vehicles ride height. There are shock appications that are specific to lift height to allow for more travel. The Bilstein 5100's and 6112's that have multiple ride height settings should be on their lowest (stock height) setting for a lifted truck.
     
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  3. Mar 4, 2018 at 4:56 PM
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    Thank you kind sir exactly what I needed !
     
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  4. Mar 4, 2018 at 5:26 PM
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    Any time :thumbsup:. I have 5100's on mine and am very happy with them. Better than the stock 4600's but still kind of intermediate, but my truck is mostly a pavement queen lol. If I were up 6 like you are and did some off-roading I think I'd be leaning toward the 6112's on the front and 5160's on the back.
     
  5. Mar 4, 2018 at 7:37 PM
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    That's exactly what I've been looking at to
     
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    What setting do you have your 5100’s? I’m thinking of getting some. Pics?
     
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    I'm on the middle setting, 1.7 inches. Some days I wish I'd gone to the top setting but it was easy to align on the middle setting, didn't need to consider a diff drop and it doesn't have the "cali lean" look. In the not too distant future I'll be going to a 275/70/18 which I think will fill out the wheel well nicely at that height. 20170503_192622.jpg
     
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  8. Mar 28, 2018 at 6:00 PM
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    Looks good! I’m going back and forth between the top setting and the middle. Can’t decide. Thanks for sharing the pic.
     
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  9. Mar 28, 2018 at 6:42 PM
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    Looks nice. Like the color. :cheers:
     
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  10. Mar 28, 2018 at 6:55 PM
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    IMG_0560.jpg I have 6112s on the front at 1.9, and 5160s on the rear. I was just looking to level my truck, and it has worked out nicely. The ride is a bit better and feels more sure-footed than the stock TRDs. Installation on the rears was a snap, if you can turn a wrench, you can install them yourself. The fronts were a bit more challenging, but with a buddy and a pry bar, you can swap them out yourself as well.
     

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