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Default Optimum setting for Bilstein 5100s??

I'm still pondering a set of Bilstein 5100s but have concluded that buying new, taller tires isn't the best idea right now. I also absolutely do not want the truck to sit "nose-high" when unloaded. So taking into account the 33" Coopers and the fact that I would rather still have a little rake than sit "nose-high", I'm trying to determine what the best setting for me would be. I'm thinking either the fourth setting (2.1") or possibly even the third setting (1.4"). I'm 99% certain I wouldn't be happy with them set at max lift.

Anyone have any pics of third gens in particular with Bilsteins at either the third or fourth setting? You guys think the third setting would even be noticeable? I was thinking it might be a good compromise between getting rid of a little rake and not creating too much gap above my front tires but I also don't want to put them on and be like "It doesn't look any different", lol. Thanks in advance.
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Anyone? I'm thinking about jacking the front of my truck up to the roughly 1.4" mark and the 2.1" mark to see what I think. Not an exact science I know but surely I could get an idea.
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I think that the 2.1 would work for you. I have two guys at work with 05 and 06 that have installed the ready lift 2" level. They are either level or a very slight rake to the rear.
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Just had mine installed a coupl of hours ago. I went the full height 2.8 I have not had a lot of time to ck it out, but just to look at it seams level. 2010 bighorn.
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Thanks for the replies guys. Okay....I read somewhere that only the 4th gen Bilsteins have five settings and that the 3rd gen Bilsteins only have four. Not a big deal for me as I wouldn't go max anyway but I was under the impression that they were the same. Anyone know for certain?
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Well I busted out the jack, measuring tape, and camera today. I've posted a separate poll in this section with photos of the choices!!
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Well after driving for a while I got a chance to do a measure and it now sets 1/4" higher in the rear, this is with the shocks it the highest setting. I could not hardly believe it, but my wife even said that it looked much better.
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