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Taran2011 05-31-2013 01:59 PM

Bilstien 5100. Raising the front.
 
After I got my lift kit and shocks in the front end was still lower than the back. Is it easy to adjust the front shocks by myself? Do I need to take the wheel off? Also how high is it supposed to be raised to be level with the back. Not sure if this matters but I am running 35s

brandonjansen 05-31-2013 02:09 PM

What lift kit did you install? And what do you have the Bilsteins set at? Can't really answer all your questions until we know that information.

In order to change the height you need to take the front wheel off, undo the upper ball, sway bar links, and strut bolts and then remove the strut. From there you will need a spring compressor to remove the spring and then you'll be able to change the height on the Bilstein (I believe it's the bottom spring retainer that gets lifted higher). Then you will need to put everything back together and get your front end re-aligned. The job is fairly easy to do if you're mechanically inclined and have the right tools.

Taran2011 05-31-2013 03:28 PM

Well that is not a job that i can do. Dont have the tools or the space. Thanks for informing me!
Sorry that I didnt supply all the information needed.

brandonjansen 05-31-2013 03:34 PM

No problem, that's what we're here for.

Did you get the lift installed at a local shop? If so I would go back there and ask them to change it for you. If you've already paid them for the lift install maybe they'll give you a bit of a deal just to change the front end set up. It won't be too much work for them.


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