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Old 07-17-2013, 03:27 PM
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Default Uneven Ride Height after Leveling and Rear Spacers...

I decided to level my 2013 1500 4x4 with Bilstein 5100's at the 2.1" setting and 1" rear spacers from Top Gunz Customs. After installing everything, letting it settle for 2 weeks, and aligning, all four corners are sitting at drastically different heights. The tech that did the alignment said he maxed out the camber on the driver's front and it is still about 2 degrees off. As of now, the driver side front is about 2" higher than the passenger front. In the rear, the driver's side is 1" than the passenger side. The whole truck is sitting nose high. I will add some pictures to clarify....any ideas??
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who did the bilstein install?

Wouldn't be hard at all to accidentally set the bilsteins at the different heights. I triple checked mine before buttoning everything up on my install.
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I have a feeling that your Bilsteins were not installed correctly on the front. I've seen pictures before of guys putting the retainers on upside down. That would explain why you're nose high. Especially with the 1" rear spacer. Who did the Bilstein install? You or a shop? First thing I'd do is pull them out and go through them thoroughly to verify they are put together correctly.

Post some pictures of your Bilsteins installed on the truck so we can see how they were set up.
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I have a feeling that your Bilsteins were not installed correctly on the front. I've seen pictures before of guys putting the retainers on upside down. That would explain why you're nose high. Especially with the 1" rear spacer. Who did the Bilstein install? You or a shop? First thing I'd do is pull them out and go through them thoroughly to verify they are put together correctly.

Post some pictures of your Bilsteins installed on the truck so we can see how they were set up.
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Just went out and double checked everything and sure enough one of the lower retainers was installed upside down. I did it myself so it will be back to the shop. Any ideas on the rears? I have no idea why it would do that.






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probably because the front is off. It's twisting the body so the rear is affected too. I'd assume.



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Yup, the retainer on the 3rd picture is definitely upside down! That's your problem.

As gonefishin776 said, once you fix the front the back will probably be sitting pretty close to even as well. Keep in mind some of these trucks do sit a little crooked from the factory.
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Yup, the retainer on the 3rd picture is definitely upside down! That's your problem.

As gonefishin776 said, once you fix the front the back will probably be sitting pretty close to even as well. Keep in mind some of these trucks do sit a little crooked from the factory.
Yup, gonna take care of it in the morning. Hopefully the back will also straighten itself out
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