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Which base did you go to? How long did it take you to install them? Did you actually disconnect all the crap that most videos show or just remove the shock, compress the spring and swap out shock?
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It's a daystar 1.5" spacer for the 2wd Ram. The tires are Cooper Zeon 305/55r20. For $40 it was a good deal. Will probably ride better after some new shocks and struts since mine have 100k but I didn't notice any ride difference before and after the spacer. With I had a 4wd the bilsteins would have taken care of 2 things at once.
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Next project, I'll have to keep this thread handy !!
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Longhorn, the adjustable 5100s are the only ones that give any sort of lift. The regular 5100s are just replacement struts. Some poeple like to order the regular ones to go on the back to compliment the adjustables in the front. This is what I did on my old 2006 Ram and it rode great....just right. My experience with the Bilsteins on that truck and the gobs of info that I have read about them is what I am basing my opinion on.

Here is the link to the comparison I spoke of earlier.
http://www.bilsteinus.com/fileadmin/...WebArticle.pdf

And here is a link to the strut you would need for the front....
http://cart.bilsteinus.com/product/24-187367/1502249

And the rear, just in case you want those too....
http://cart.bilsteinus.com/product/24-187374/1502249
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Just thought I'd show before and after pics as well on the 5100 adjustable install, set at 2.1" up front on my 4x4. Went from OE height of 36.25" to Bilstein height of 38.25". Wasn't hard at all for the DIY'er. This is the third truck I've owned and put Bilsteins on, and on each one, it has always improved the ride tremendously. Sorry for size difference in pics; two different cameras. As far as the threads question; is this the best option? Price wise with a lifetime warranty on the shock; the best ride enhancement for my 4x4 most definitely. As for a 4x2, you could probably get away with coilspacers and have no problems with speed wobble.
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Just thought I'd show before and after pics as well on the 5100 adjustable install, set at 2.1" up front on my 4x4. Went from OE height of 36.25" to Bilstein height of 38.25". Wasn't hard at all for the DIY'er. This is the third truck I've owned and put Bilsteins on, and on each one, it has always improved the ride tremendously. Sorry for size difference in pics; two different cameras. As far as the threads question; is this the best option? Price wise with a lifetime warranty on the shock; the best ride enhancement for my 4x4 most definitely. As for a 4x2, you could probably get away with coilspacers and have no problems with speed wobble.
Great lift....but can we see a larger pic
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I am looking to have the Bilstein 5100 adjustables to replace at least the struts on my 2011 Crew Cab Outdoorsman. The dealership wants nearly $2000 to purchase and install a "performance leveling kit" that appears to be both standard (rear) and adjustable Bilstein 5100's for the rear. I can get the individual shocks online for roughly $100. Is there a special kit to install or is it just a swap of shocks and struts? I'm obviously not extremely mechanically inclined, but am definitely not looking forward to a $2000 bill. Which "kit" or strut/shock do I need to level out nearly 2 inches up on the front?
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