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kowbel11 08-25-2013 04:31 PM

bilstein 5100s
From what I read I cant run the bilstein 5100s and a coil lift together is this correct? how much lift will just the 5100s give in the front to a stock vehicle?


kowbel11 08-25-2013 05:30 PM

also I see that they offer a rear shock 1" lift anyone running these? wondering if I ran the front at 2.8" and rears at 1" if it would sit level. What is everyone on here running with them?

brandonjansen 08-25-2013 07:30 PM

The highest setting for the front Bilsteins is 2.8". No you cannot run Bilsteins and a strut spacer together. The back shocks do not provide any additional lift. The only way too add rear lift is longer springs or coil spacers.

No one on this forum can truly tell you what set up is going to level your truck without knowing the measurements. You need to go out and measure all 4 fender heights on your truck and find out how much factory rake you have. Then you'll know what to set the Bilsteins at. Keep in mind you want to retain at least 0.5" of rake to avoid looking nose high.

kowbel11 08-26-2013 11:48 AM

ok thanks but check this out

brandonjansen 08-26-2013 01:05 PM


Originally Posted by kowbel11 (Post 1185235)

Yes... what's your point? Those socks are for a rear set up of 0-1" of lift (through coil spacers or longer springs). A shock by itself does absolutely nothing to hold the weight of the truck, therefore they cannot raise the height of your truck at all. A shocks sole purpose is spring dampening.

kowbel11 08-26-2013 11:25 PM

Ok I think i see what your saying so if I want to lift the rear I would need new spring or spacer and a shock

brandonjansen 08-27-2013 12:03 AM

You don't necessarily need new shocks if you lift the rear... that depends on how much you lift it. If you're only putting a 1" coil spacer in I wouldn't worry about new shocks.

fastNugly @ RP 08-27-2013 12:12 AM


Originally Posted by kowbel11 (Post 1185235)

To clear this up.....all it means is it allows for 1" off additional travel without hindering the shock.
This ties back to what Brandon said about the longer coil or rear coil spacer.

kowbel11 08-28-2013 02:59 PM

k right on thanks to both of you

TTaylor34 08-28-2013 07:16 PM

Is anyone out there running bilsteins at 2.8 with a 1" or 2" rear spacer with no other lift? if so what kind of height did you gain? thanks!

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