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I've owned my 2012 Ram 1500 4x4 Express for a little over a year and am thinking of installing a leveling kit to raise the front end.
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Bilstein 5100s adjustable shocks are the most popular way to level these trucks. Look them up. ~$200/pair

If you are tight on money, nothing wrong with a spacer kit like hell bent steel for around $80/pair.

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So I ordered a "spacer" type kit off Ebay, no major disappointment with the product and the price was good at $45. Machined Aluminum with hardened studs, the instructions suck but there's enough info out there on the innerweb to get past that.
Now to the concern...
After I installed it and had it aligned I now have a subtle yet noticeable "bump steer" condition that is driving me crazy.
Anyone else experience this?, Is this common and unavoidable?
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Pretty common issue. You might want to dump those and go w the Bilstein 5100s up front like a lot of people on here (myself included). They have a few different settings (2.1" being the most commonly used). They also ride a little firmer but better and come w a lifetime warranty.
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Highly reconmend the Bilstien 5100's if you decide to chance up... Excellent quality and do improve ride quality quite a bit.
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second that here just instl mine this last week went with the 2.1 setting and like them a lot more than the spacers i had on my 011
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I appreciate the info guys.
I can't take this wobble BS any longer.
Looks like the spacers are coming out and 5100's will be going in.
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Sorry we couldn't help you with the actual cause of the problem. Some trucks are just finicky and react poorly to spacer kits.

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So this may be a stupid question but how does the Bilstein 5100 not change the suspension geometry and produce the same "bump steer" type of condition?
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second that here just instl mine this last week went with the 2.1 setting and like them a lot more than the spacers i had on my 011
What size Tires you got on there?
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