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Exclamation ---Suspension leveling my Ram OFF-ROAD Edition---

Current set-up: 2" Daystar torsion lift (very rough ride, I hate it) LT295/70R18E Nitto Trail grapplers on 18x9 XD series Monsters.

I would like to go with a suspension level after I remove the 2" Daystar torsion lift and put the stock keys back in. I was looking at the Bilstein 5100 adjustable suspension for the front and I am also thinking about replacing the back with Bilstein 5100s.

Q: do I need the adjustable Bilstein 5100 for the back suspension?
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Q: Will I still keep my height I have now with my 2" torsion lift if I replace all of my ram off-road edition suspension to Bilstein 5100s.
Q: what setting do I use on the front adjustable 5100s if I change the back suspension to 5100s? And the setting id use if I keep the stock off-road edition suspension in the back?


Please can someone clarify!

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Current set-up: 2" Daystar torsion lift (very rough ride, I hate it) LT295/70R18E Nitto Trail grapplers on 18x9 XD series Monsters.

I would like to go with a suspension level after I remove the 2" Daystar torsion lift and put the stock keys back in. I was looking at the Bilstein 5100 adjustable suspension for the front and I am also thinking about replacing the back with Bilstein 5100s.

Q: do I need the adjustable Bilstein 5100 for the back suspension?
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: are the Bilstein 5100s the same size as my ram off-road edition suspension for the rear suspension?
Q: Will I still keep my height I have now with my 2" torsion lift if I replace all of my ram off-road edition suspension to Bilstein 5100s.


Please can someone clarify!
bilstein only makes the adjustable struts for 06-2012 rams, the do make 5100 series shocks for you truck but they are not adjustable so i do not think you would get a level out of them, not with just the shocks alone anyway. Also they do not make ride height adjustable shocks for the rear either, they just make a superior shock for the rear that improves ride quality.

i know this is not the answer you were looking for but i hope this helps.

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Your front suspension is suspended with torsion bars and not coil springs on struts so changing the shocks will have no effect on height.
Dodge never made an "off road edition" in the 3rd gens other then the power wagon. So the only difference in height is coming from your lift keys and possibly a rear block. The only way to get lift is to keep what you have or go to a full on suspension lift.
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Your front suspension is suspended with torsion bars and not coil springs on struts so changing the shocks will have no effect on height.
Dodge never made an "off road edition" in the 3rd gens other then the power wagon. So the only difference in height is coming from your lift keys and possibly a rear block. The only way to get lift is to keep what you have or go to a full on suspension lift.
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I put an extra leaf in the rear when my truck was new, then raised the front by adjusting the torsion bars up. Put on Rancho 9000's all around and adjusted to max. Yes it rides firm, but it gives excellent control with a big 10,000 lb fifth wheel trailer and hauls heavy loads in the bed great. I don't see why the Ranchos wouldn't work for you. You might try a lower setting, but I'm fine with the firm ride. Sticks to the road great too.
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Thanks for the feedback
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Thanks, going to probably go for the 4" Rancho lift now.
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