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Thanks for the quick response, but no thanks I luckily have a great source for parts.. Are the leveling kit spacers ever used along with the bilsteins? Or will it be too much? Thanks again

This is what i was also wondering running the bilsteins on a lower setting and getting maybe a 1 or 1.5 inch spacer kit. Also for you guys running them hows the ride quality i have seen some like it and somesay it rides stiffer i dont want to really take the ride quality away from the stock feel.
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Thanks for the quick response, but no thanks I luckily have a great source for parts.. Are the leveling kit spacers ever used along with the bilsteins? Or will it be too much? Thanks again
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This is what i was also wondering running the bilsteins on a lower setting and getting maybe a 1 or 1.5 inch spacer kit. Also for you guys running them hows the ride quality i have seen some like it and somesay it rides stiffer i dont want to really take the ride quality away from the stock feel.
No you don't want to run Bilsteins and spacers. That could lead to some front end issues. If you want more than the 2.75" Bilstein max then I'd suggest adding a 1.25" body lift or going with a 4" suspension lift.
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This is what i was also wondering running the bilsteins on a lower setting and getting maybe a 1 or 1.5 inch spacer kit. Also for you guys running them hows the ride quality i have seen some like it and somesay it rides stiffer i dont want to really take the ride quality away from the stock feel.
they make the ride stiffer, but in a good way...more handling...

ANY kit you use will alter the stock ride because essentially the springs will ultimately be compressed.
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Okay thanks guys. I want to get the front up and have been trying to do a little research before i commit to it. So far it looks like the 5100's are winning
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No you don't want to run Bilsteins and spacers. That could lead to some front end issues. If you want more than the 2.75" Bilstein max then I'd suggest adding a 1.25" body lift or going with a 4" suspension lift.
What he said.....
It isn't recommended to run both Bilsteins and a level spacer.. Unless, you're talking about a rear coil spacer.. Then I have one and it rides well
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I am so glad I found this post. I have been reading all the info I can find about the Bilstein adjustable BIL-24187367 for the front of my 2012 1500 Quad Cab 4x4 (black with body color bumpers and chrome wheels/steps and mopar hard tonneau looks nice need new camera) it has 5,000 miles on it. Ever since I traded in my 04 2500 4 months ago for the 2012 1500 I stare at it always thinking the front seems too low and with a hard tonneau on it I'll never have a heavy load in it either. Thanks to all the great info I've read now I have the fix! I ordered 2 Bilstein adjustable BIL-24187367 yesterday from autoplicity for the front of my 2012 and think will have it adjusted to 2" hoping the rear will still still be just a bit higher than the front.

I missed the part where after installing this I need a new 4 wheel alignment? I need a shop to install them and have no clue where to take it to in Connecticut. I just traveled to Lou's Exhaust in Mass to have exhaust done on my 05 Ram cause CT sucks and couldn't find a custom shop using stainless! Can anyone recommend a good shop that knows about installing the Bilstein adjustable BIL-24187367 and an alignment in CT? I have nothing but bad luck dealing with anything in CT.

EDIT: Just ordered 2 BIL-24187374 for the rear as well.

They don't make Bilstein adjustable fronts for a 2005 Ram 1500 Daytona 4x4? I can't find them and was wanting to raise the front of that 1" or 1.5" to look a bit more level.

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i have skyjackers in mine and i really like them they lifted the front end up plus they are a two way strut...
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I'll look into those skyjackers for the '05 4x4 thanks for the info. I am still waiting for my Bilstein order from autoplicity! Scheduled Delivery: Wednesday, 04/10/2013 then I'll probably make a appointment at some Dodge dealer and see if they will do the install/alignment.
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I went with Bilstein's because I plan on doing a lift kit in the future. You can reuse the Bilstein's, but you cant reuse the spacers. That made it an easy decision for me. After about 500 miles, I will say it rides just as good as it did new with the upgraded shocks.
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I just got a set, now i just need to find some place to install them
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