Originally Posted by Hear-Me
Why Bilstein?? What is wrong the factory Dodge/mopar shock on my truck? I only ask because I do not know. Thanks.
They eventually wear out and lose their damping ability as the valves wear out or the seals break down.
After 39K miles with factory shocks and springs and then 2-3 with months with 35s and factory shocks mine were toast.
Bilstein's 5100 model is the preference of most of the guys here because it allows you to have a heavy duty off road oriented shock while also saving you money so you don't have to purchase a leveling kit so you kill two birds with one stone. Bilstein is seen a premium shock in the marketplace which is one of the reasons that GM was able to build the Z71 Off Road package into such a huge force in the truck market....and then it became stickers only, but it appears that for '14 they are using Ranchos. FWIW