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scasselin 04-09-2013 10:53 PM

Bilstein 5100 questions
 
Ok I'm pretty much sold on the Bilstein 5100 adjustable shocks to level out my truck. I have a 2011 Ram 1500 Sport Crew Cab with 5'7" box on 20" BFG tires, my questions are do I need an alignment after installing these? how much are they each? do I have to install new rear shocks at the same time? can these be installed by me?

thanks for any info

brandonjansen 04-09-2013 11:01 PM

Yes you will need an alignment afterwards. No you don't need the back shocks. Yes you can install them yourself. Contact Jeremiah at Discount Auto Performance for the best price on them.

Gantman 04-09-2013 11:16 PM

Yes on the self install. One big tip for ya and that is, after you set your desired level height, then your coil spring, and THEN, make sure you install the washer onto the Bilstein piston rod first before your coil spring cap, and lastly your locknut. Kewl?

MetalMulisha 04-21-2013 03:57 PM

Definitely need an alignment, and I highly recommend getting the rear shocks. 100% better then the stock shocks on these trucks!

RansRAM 04-21-2013 04:23 PM

Wanting to do these myself. Looks like you have all the answers so all I can do is agree 100% with what the others have said. Do make sure you Contact Jeremiah or Andrew at Discount Auto Performance for the absolute best price on these.

gysnst2 04-22-2013 09:03 AM

Yes you can do them yourself. I recommend the rears also I did the rears I love the ride. Yes you need an a ligament I suggest getting a lifetime alainment . Firestone by me had the cheepest price for life time alignments. Shockwarehouse had the best price. And gave me another discount for being a forum membe.

Ryan2011Laramie 06-06-2013 04:44 PM

where can you find the bilstein 5100 shocks for a 2011 2wd model??

Hermes1 06-06-2013 05:02 PM

On other vehicles I have owned, I have found it is better performance wise, to not only replace OEM shocks with a high quality shock such as Bilstein, but replace all the way around. If you cannot make the expenditure at this point in time, perfectly ok to just replace the front to accomplish your leveling goal and save the rear for later.

Taran2011 06-07-2013 06:54 PM

Does anyone know what the fronts shocks have to be set at to level out the truck? My truck still sags a little bit in the front

nfd538 06-07-2013 09:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Taran2011 (Post 1119405)
Does anyone know what the fronts shocks have to be set at to level out the truck? My truck still sags a little bit in the front

If its just the Bilsteins most like the 2.1 setting.


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