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From your description of them being so much longer than the OE I still believe that they are bottoming out. Did you measure the difference? I cant find the OE length, but the ones you have are 14.88" collapsed and 24.37" extended.
Also the part number you provided is not for your vehicle.
Summit racing lists that for 94-01 1500 4wd w/a 3" lift
XDP lists this vehicle for that part number,
94-12 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 4WD - Front (Lifted 0"-2.5")

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NOTE: The Bilstein Silver/Black shock absorber is recommended for Dodge Turbo Diesel trucks with up to a 2" leveling kit installed on the front suspension.
The Silver/Black shocks are not designed for a SPECIFIC Dodge application. They are a "multi-application" shock that will fit the Dodge trucks with stock height, up to 2" lifted, front suspension. For stock, vehicle-specific applications, see the Yellow/Blue shocks.
NOTE: Part numbers are the same for either 2500 or 3500 applications.
Bilstein Shock Absorber (Silver/Black) FRONT - DODGE ('94-'12) 4WD


I would try to find out the stock shock length and go from there.
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Also I couldn't find any 5100 series for your truck (checked Bilsteins site among others) only 4600 series. They do however make a 5100 series for the rear.
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If these shocks are actually too long, why is the clunk heard and felt only on the drivers side?
Is it plausible that one of these shocks is already dead?
Or just lessor quality (QC) than the other?
I see no visual leakage.

In the beginning, was leaning toward the sway bar end link as the source of the clunk, but again, I see -feel no damage.
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It could be that the driver side sits lower. There will almost always be a height difference laft/right on any vehicle.I think that the only way that you can dial the ride height in exactly would be with a set of true adjustable coilovers.
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