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Old 06-17-2013, 09:04 PM
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So, had my bilsteins set at 2.1 today from a shop. Front came up 5". The front is 1.5" taller than rear, and it had a 3.5" rake before. Pissed and confused. According to the instructions, there is 3 rings showing which is correct. The instructions also say that 2.8" there should be 4 rings showing. So 5 rings total. Anybody have a clue? MIght have to get it lowered to 1.4". It can't be good for the suspension like this. Thanks.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:08 PM
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what what????

how many rings are there? u didnt buy 3rd gen bilsteins did u? different part number less rings than a 4th gen.

5"??????
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I hate to say this but it looks to me like whoever did your install put the bottom plate on backwards. I just did mine this past Sunday and here is a picture following installation. Mine is sitting perfect with just a slight rake now.



And here is a picture showing the correct alignment of parts,

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FREAKING GOOD EYE RANDY!

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ya picturess helped a lot. what a goof up
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FREAKING GOOD EYE RANDY!

thats it!
Ya as soon as I saw the pic I knew something was off, like I said I just did mine on Sunday.

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No problem I'm glad all those pictures I took paid off. I have a complete set of instructions if your interested in my build thread located here:

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread....65#post1127165

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ya picturess helped a lot. what a goof up
Goof up is an understatement, you'd think a professional shop would get it right. So glad I did my own installation.
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I'll tell ya what tho that is an awesome way to get 5" inches off the front end. Lol
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Hi, I'm very new to the forum. I have 5100 Bilsteins ready to install. Does the bottom spring seat slide over the crimped end of the factory strut, so that it can be installed on the Bilstein, or did you get a new bottom seat. My struts did not come with seats, instructions said to use the ones on the truck. Thanks......CT
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