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View Poll Results: What would you do?
Dealer replace shock under warranty 26 57.78%
You replace single shock with EOM 1 2.22%
You replace both shocks with Bilstein 5100s and level truck 18 40.00%
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:17 AM
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If you can talk to the service manager and try to swing a deal. Get the Bilsteins and have them install for the warranty service cost and you get the shocks you want and they do the labour and charge it out to the warranty replacement. Win Win if he would do it for you.
My answer may make you scratch your head, but here me out.

I agree with the above. Talk to your service manager and do a deal.

Now for the part that makes you scratch your head............ummmmm, what do you mean by level out your truck?

Or is it just simply that? The backend is higher, so you level the truck out by using "Bilsteins"?

Ya truck noob here!
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:24 AM
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I voted 3 but 1 is a close second. depends on what you want to do and what you can afford! good luck!
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:26 AM
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My answer may make you scratch your head, but here me out.

I agree with the above. Talk to your service manager and do a deal.

Now for the part that makes you scratch your head............ummmmm, what do you mean by level out your truck?

Or is it just simply that? The backend is higher, so you level the truck out by using "Bilsteins"?

Ya truck noob here!
That's exactly it. the front end sits lower than the rear. when you level the truck you bring the front end up giving it a more natural-looking stance. Personally I want to drop the rear to level. but I'm not ready for that so I haven't even looked into it.
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:41 AM
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That's exactly it. the front end sits lower than the rear. when you level the truck you bring the front end up giving it a more natural-looking stance. Personally I want to drop the rear to level. but I'm not ready for that so I haven't even looked into it.
Thanks for that.

One more question now then.......

If you change the dynamics of the truck, then how does that affect the milage and things like active grill shutters........or does it not matter that much?

I'm not worried about the milage much, just more of question?

I still believe in that "try and learn one new thing a day" theory.
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:59 AM
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Thanks for that.

One more question now then.......

If you change the dynamics of the truck, then how does that affect the milage and things like active grill shutters........or does it not matter that much?

I'm not worried about the milage much, just more of question?

I still believe in that "try and learn one new thing a day" theory.
I don't see how raising the front end slightly would make much of a difference in anything other than the way it looks and being able to squeeze larger rims/tires on it since you will make more room in the front. it may slightly change the way she handles but I can't see anything drastic coming from it
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I don't see how raising the front end slightly would make much of a difference in anything other than the way it looks and being able to squeeze larger rims/tires on it since you will make more room in the front. it may slightly change the way she handles but I can't see anything drastic coming from it
Like I said I'm a truck noob and just don't know anything about them really.

I shouldn't think that a bit of levelling would make a huge difference, but thought I would ask anyway.

Thanks again.
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I don't see how raising the front end slightly would make much of a difference in anything other than the way it looks and being able to squeeze larger rims/tires on it since you will make more room in the front. it may slightly change the way she handles but I can't see anything drastic coming from it
I believe they make truck rear ends higher to compensate for potential towing and/or loads trucks are designed to do. Other than towing or carrying heavy loads on a regular basis, I cannot imagine leveling the truck would be a problem either.
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OPTION 3... my oem shocks are in box somewhere.......
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I say option 1, option 3 close second. Free new part and labor, just check the dealer's work before you drive away.
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I voted 3, I went with one setting down from max and zero issues. I heard a select few had minor issues maxing out height but it was the luck of the draw.
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