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sinistersix 12-26-2011 09:11 PM

Someone explain what rake is?
Looking to do the bilsteins but keep seeing people mention rake. No clue what it is and what I should be looking for after installation.

CdnoilRAM 12-26-2011 09:39 PM

Rake is just the term we use for the back end of the truck being higher than the front. Stock there's about 2-3" of difference. This is why people buy levelling kits, to level the front with the rear or vice versa.

sinistersix 12-27-2011 08:23 AM

Is there a target rake? I see people mention it with towing in mind, etc

CajunDodge 12-28-2011 01:28 AM

I don't know about a "target" rake, but Kurtis probably explained it better than I could. The rake is there to help accommodate the payload which is why when people who lower the rear and still intend to use their truck for towing/hauling and want to retain something close to stock payload install helper bags to keep the rear from sagging while still being able to support the extra weight.

- Cajun

GTyankee 12-28-2011 02:20 AM

This is a Raked Classic 55 Chevy 3100

I have not heard of the term Target Rake, but todays vehicles sit high in the rear end, so that when you load the bed or pull a trailer, the truck levels off. If it goes down to far, you blind people with your headlights at night, air shocks or air springs can be used to bring it closer to level under load

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