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View Poll Results: Which stance should I go with?
The 1st one...it looks mean with it's @$$ up in the air. 0 0%
The 2nd one...a little less rake, not too much fender wheel. 13 23.64%
The 3rd one...Holy level, Batman! 42 76.36%
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This is in response to my own thread "Optimum setting for Bilstein 5100?"

In my quest to determine whether or not I want to do a Bilstein level and what setting, today I parked my truck on the most level pavement at my house and shoved the jack under the front crossmember. Tell me what you think!! I'm leaning towards #3 but is that too much fender well for the stock 33" tires? Taller tires is probably not an option right now.

Before the "lift" I measured 6.125" between the front tire and the fender. I measured 9" for the rear. Here's a stock pic.



Then I got to "lifting". Here's my simulated 1.3-1.4" lift. Front fender distance measured 7.5".



And here is my simulated 2.0-2.1" lift. Front fender distance measured 8.125".



And lastly, just for kicks even though I do not intend to go this high, here is my simulated 2.5" lift. Front fender distance measured 8.625"

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the last two couldnt really tell the difference, but i would say the last one, unless your always hauling or towing then go for the second to last one even maybe the last one and put a helper spring in the back to make it not sqaut so much when loaded but then you might end up with a rougher rear end ride
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2.1" setting for me but I have fourth gen. my thread is here with measurements if you want to check it out
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the last two couldnt really tell the difference, but i would say the last one, unless your always hauling or towing then go for the second to last one even maybe the last one and put a helper spring in the back to make it not sqaut so much when loaded but then you might end up with a rougher rear end ride
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I say set it at max.
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Third pic....no question.
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Bro do you have the Bilsteins at your house?? Set it to the max!! If you take a few steps back and don't like it, then it will only take you half a day to crank it down a notch. I think the 3rd and 4th pics are almost the same. Go big or go home, thats how I feel.
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Thanks for all the replies....keep em coming!!

In response to a few comments....

Yeah, I can't tell hardly any difference between #3 and #4 either in the photos but I'm certain that it was 3/8-1/2" higher.

I really don't do any towing. If I did it wouldn't be more than a utility trailer with some landscaping materials on it maybe once a year if even. Same for hauling. Mostly taking the garbage off or bringing something home from Lowes....couple hundred pounds of camping gear every now and then. That's about it.

Hooah, I don't have them yet. Been trying to decide for certain if and how I want to do it and kinda waiting to see what tax time is going to bring. Did you do yours yourself? I was thinking you did. Do you have to compress the coil spring any further to get it on the Bilstein than to get it off the stocker?

Also, I didn't realize until just yesterday that the Bilsteins for the third gens only have four settings with 2" being the max. That's what I'm leaning towards.
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I would def. go with the max, looks the way it should. Level all the way. I am in the process of deciding how im going to do mine as I have an 05 the 5100's are not an option. Cant wait to level mine. Sweet truck.
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I put mine at the max and it does not sit nose high. There are some pics in a diff thread. I did end up putting 34" tires on it to fill in the gap a bit, but I needed new rubber anyway.
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