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Old 11-26-2010, 01:37 PM
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I have read that you can get a little lift out of bilstein shocks. ? is which shocks and how much will you gain just by doiing the swap. Also would this take place of the spring spacers.
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ok scratch the question..it is all over this site..lol what about bilsteins with a small spacer kit like 1"? i was going to go 3" spacer and 3" body but if i could go 2.75 shocks and 1" spacer. Pretty new to the 4x4 scene so this may be a dumb ?
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I'm sure you could do a small spacer with the shocks. my supplier told me I could put one in the rear with the shocks so the front should work too. I have put the front and rears in and on the second highest setting got 2 1/4" lift on the front with a much improved ride quality
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I'm sure you could do a small spacer with the shocks. my supplier told me I could put one in the rear with the shocks so the front should work too. I have put the front and rears in and on the second highest setting got 2 1/4" lift on the front with a much improved ride quality
Thanks for the reply...not sure which route ill go yet.
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The Bilstein shocks will raise the truck between 2-2.5" on the highest setting. If you throw on a spacer you will add some lift which is a cheap and easy way to lift the truck. The only problem with lifting the truck so much without any other modifications to the suspension is you mess around with the angles. If you mess with the angles of the driveshaft and CV shafts too much you will start to cause problems. If you go with the Bilsteins at full and a 1" spacer you should be alright. The Bilsteins are a great way to lift the truck, the shocks themselves are very comfortable.

When you get yourself into a full lift kit it comes with everything you need to properly set the truck up. Lift kits come with a subframe which will lower the front differential. In dropping the front diff it corrects the angles of the CV shafts. Also they come with driveshaft spacers, this helps extend the length of the shaft. All these little things is why the lift kits cost more then a set of shocks and spacers. It is well worth the money and you will be much happier with it!
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The Bilstein shocks will raise the truck between 2-2.5" on the highest setting. If you throw on a spacer you will add some lift which is a cheap and easy way to lift the truck. The only problem with lifting the truck so much without any other modifications to the suspension is you mess around with the angles. If you mess with the angles of the driveshaft and CV shafts too much you will start to cause problems. If you go with the Bilsteins at full and a 1" spacer you should be alright. The Bilsteins are a great way to lift the truck, the shocks themselves are very comfortable.

When you get yourself into a full lift kit it comes with everything you need to properly set the truck up. Lift kits come with a subframe which will lower the front differential. In dropping the front diff it corrects the angles of the CV shafts. Also they come with driveshaft spacers, this helps extend the length of the shaft. All these little things is why the lift kits cost more then a set of shocks and spacers. It is well worth the money and you will be much happier with it!
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