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I'm sorry, I was in kind of a hurry and wanted to see if I could get a reply to this, so I wasn't able to read the whole thread. My question is this; if you already have a daystar 2.5" leveling kit, can you put the bilsteins in as well. I still think the rear of my truck is about an inch or more higher than the front and I hate it. I'd rather go up than down and don't want to take the leveling kit out of the back, but can you double up on leveling kit and bilstein 5100's??? Thanks for the forgiveness and I'm sure its been answered in the thread but a quick answer would be awesome.
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No. You cannot double up the leveling kit. It will destroy your CV joints. Use one or the other. FWIW almost everyone still has rake in their trucks after a level.
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Do you think it would be worth taking out the Daystar leveling spacers and putting in Bilstein 5100's instead. Just leave the rear alone.
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Do you think it would be worth taking out the Daystar leveling spacers and putting in Bilstein 5100's instead. Just leave the rear alone.
I'd say to leave it alone. Why fix something that ain't broke? I have the Daystars and have no concerns with excessive wear, functionality, or performance. The minimal lift it provides will not adversely affect the ball joints, pinion angle, or other linkage connections in normal driving conditions.

My truck tracks perfectly after an alignment. While I cannot compare the Daystars to the Bilsteins, I can't believe that 5100 kit is soooooo much better...

Edit: just re-read your post(s), I didn't realize that you didn't like rake, which I personally do... Yeah, you may want to go in a different direction, but you'll have to remove the Daystars if you go with the Bilsteins...
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Do you think it would be worth taking out the Daystar leveling spacers and putting in Bilstein 5100's instead. Just leave the rear alone.
I just installed a 2.5 in daystar on my 12' Ram and did front only. It came out at a perfect level. I would just keep the daystar.
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If you want better ride use the Bilsteins, If you are cheap use the spacer. Get an alignment in either case.

Also Rancho has quicklift shocks that include the coils, so they are bolt in. The downside for me, and why I went with Bilsteins is the Ranchos are twin tube, The Bilsteins are mono.

And on another note, I went with Fox 2.0 shocks in the rear, they are fantastic.
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Just ordered my Bilsteins tonight got front and back. What does everyone recommend for the rear? I would like to go with a bds 4" lift down the road with the 3" coil springs. But for now to level it off with the stock tires what is recommended? I got a killer deal for all 4 with free shipping $298. Front 5100 adjustable and rear 0-1" lift. Just looking to improve ride quality as well as level for now. Within the next year want to get new tires and rims and 4" bds lift. Any thoughts appreciated.
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Just ordered my Bilsteins tonight got front and back. What does everyone recommend for the rear? I would like to go with a bds 4" lift down the road with the 3" coil springs. But for now to level it off with the stock tires what is recommended? I got a killer deal for all 4 with free shipping $298. Front 5100 adjustable and rear 0-1" lift. Just looking to improve ride quality as well as level for now. Within the next year want to get new tires and rims and 4" bds lift. Any thoughts appreciated.
Where did you pick them up? Under 300 for the set is a great deal.
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I installed Bilstein 5100's on my last 2 trucks and was very happy with them. Am instaling them on this truck as well.
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