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I'm owed some work at a local garage and they will be installing my shocks - while I am owed this work I don't want to take the piss and have him messing with the ride height. To get the truck level should I go with 2.1 in the front or the max at 2.8? That's all - Thanks.
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Save yourself some trouble and just go 2.1
2.8= Headaches
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What part numbers of front shocks are you using for the truck....? Thanks
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what he said ^^^^
What they both said......I had mine set originally to 2.1.
2.8 is doable, but you run the risk of wobble in 4wd (happens from stop to go in fast acceleration)
Other than that, it drives normal.

More people than not, do not feel this, but again, you do run the risk.

2.1 is fairly safe and Bilsteins will improve on your ride comfort.
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Mine are set at 2.1" and I did this because of the 2.8" wobble scare I'd heard repeatedly. Much nicer ride and no vibration issues here since I had them installed 6 months ago.
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thanks guys - 2.1 it is!

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Installed them last night, I will try to get a pic up today but might not be able to as I work until 5 and it's dark by then. Definitely by tomorrow.

Impressions? Well, I only wish I did this as soon as I bought the truck. The ride is stock but better. No jouncing or jarring, the truck handles better, it certainly looks better, now the tailgate and bed are level so shit doesn't run up to the cab, and the damn headlights work better! Go figure. So much shit fixed from such a simple and inexpensive upgrade.
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