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LonghornRam12 06-19-2012 06:45 PM

Are Bilsteins the number one way to level the new dodges?
 
Tons of threads on here for bilstein 5100s, Im just wanting to know which is best?

I a looking to purchase my own and would like to know which people prefer, it usually hell bent or bilsteins. Or at least thats what im seeing.
If i could get some help as far as which is the best for the 2012 ram, as far as ride and leveling....:4-dontknow:

starquestbd22 06-19-2012 11:04 PM

Yes, they are a little more expensive than the spacer-type kits but if you want the BEST, it's Bilstein 5100s hands down. If you haven't already seen it you should find and read Bilstein's explanation of the differences between the 5100s and spacer kits. Their site is a little hard to navigate because it has so much stuff on it but it's there somewhere. The Bilsteins level the truck properly with no compromise and their ride is perfectly truck-like....not too soft, not too firm. What else would you expect from the name that comes factory on several high performance vehicles? Not to mention the huge number of end users and the extremely small amount of complaints...most of which I have seen are actually related to improper installation. This isn't saying that the other kits aren't quality products or that they don't work well but you said you wanted the best.

LonghornRam12 06-20-2012 12:22 AM

Thanks for the post, I appreciate the help.

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Originally Posted by starquestbd22 (Post 825147)
Yes, they are a little more expensive than the spacer-type kits but if you want the BEST, it's Bilstein 5100s hands down. If you haven't already seen it you should find and read Bilstein's explanation of the differences between the 5100s and spacer kits. Their site is a little hard to navigate because it has so much stuff on it but it's there somewhere. The Bilsteins level the truck properly with no compromise and their ride is perfectly truck-like....not too soft, not too firm. What else would you expect from the name that comes factory on several high performance vehicles? Not to mention the huge number of end users and the extremely small amount of complaints...most of which I have seen are actually related to improper installation. This isn't saying that the other kits aren't quality products or that they don't work well but you said you wanted the best.


flyhiguy85 06-20-2012 12:36 AM

Just ordered my 5100s tonight!! Amazon.com for $105 each and free shippping!!

LonghornRam12 06-20-2012 12:50 AM

Did you order the adjustable 5100s or just the 5100 shock absorbers? Im trying to figure out which ones give you the level.

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Originally Posted by flyhiguy85 (Post 825237)
Just ordered my 5100s tonight!! Amazon.com for $105 each and free shippping!!


starquestbd22 06-20-2012 07:10 AM

Longhorn, the adjustable 5100s are the only ones that give any sort of lift. The regular 5100s are just replacement struts. Some poeple like to order the regular ones to go on the back to compliment the adjustables in the front. This is what I did on my old 2006 Ram and it rode great....just right. My experience with the Bilsteins on that truck and the gobs of info that I have read about them is what I am basing my opinion on.

Here is the link to the comparison I spoke of earlier.
http://www.bilsteinus.com/fileadmin/...WebArticle.pdf

And here is a link to the strut you would need for the front....
http://cart.bilsteinus.com/product/24-187367/1502249

And the rear, just in case you want those too....
http://cart.bilsteinus.com/product/24-187374/1502249

CdnoilRAM 06-20-2012 09:03 PM

This forum swears by them, others aren't as impressed. It's just like programmers, some like Diablosport, others like superchips. Popular opinion should be checked across the whole spectrum.

Moose612 06-21-2012 05:50 PM

I've seen the good. Whats the bad about the bilsteins.....I've been looking at them and need the full story before I pull the trigger

primo spaghetti 06-21-2012 09:44 PM

i love mine and would highly recommend them. do all 4 corners and wait till you see the ride improvement. less cadillacy and more trucky...if that makes sense....haha:devil:

starquestbd22 06-22-2012 10:22 PM

I have read a LOT about the Bilsteins and have yet to read a complaint or issue that was not related to improper installation. That's not to say they are difficult to install....they really aren't. They are a relatively new, one of a kind product and some mechanics who aren't familiar with them just try to sling them on without doing any homework. That's what causes issues.


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