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20114x4brilblack 09-27-2013 08:48 PM

Levelling kit or levelling shocks
Hey guys I'm pretty new in here. I see a lot of you guys have levelling kits, I have a 2011 ram and I'm wondering what the difference between a 2.5" level kit or rancho leveling shock kit would be a better choice. Also will I need a different offset than the stock 20" rims to put 35 12.5 r20" tires on?

brandonjansen 09-27-2013 10:22 PM

To level your truck the Bilstein 5100 adjustable struts are the best option. Much cleaner and easier on front end parts than a typical spacer.

And yes you will need a different offset to fit 35x12.5's. For a 9" wide rim you want either a 0 or -12 offset. It just depends on how much you want to stick out past your fender.

20114x4brilblack 09-28-2013 09:23 AM

Thank you for the advice. I'm guessing the shocks are a little more pricey that a levelling kit though? And would I need new springs?

Grubrunner 09-28-2013 09:55 AM

The price difference between [just] leveling blocks and the Bilstein 5100 Series is evident, but well worth the little extra.

Springs don't need upgrading.

I have a write-up in my sig if you're interested in reading.

Also, punch "Bilstein 5100" into the site's search feature and you'll get several worthy reads.

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