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I have an 08 ram sxt and looking to level+lift a bit at a affordable price. I was wondering what everyones opinion is on placing 2.5in levelling kit on the front, and possibly 2 inch blocks on the back.

Does anyone have any better set ups, or a full front+ back levelling kit?
Also what seems to be the best brand for levelling kit.
I would want to do a full suspension lift, but do not have the money available for that. Thanks
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most recommend bilstein 5100 adjustable series shocks to level the front over any other method. autoanything.com you can get them for $167 for both using the 16% forum member discount. And from what I hear the blocks in the rear the way to go...but you probably don't need 2". I leveled my 2007 with the max height on the bilsteins and it sits just barely higher in the front, so I could add a block to the rear but you can't really tell. Are you just go with the next lowest setting.
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Are the bilsteins easy to to put on?, and what does anybody think about coil spacers?
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Are the bilsteins easy to to put on?, and what does anybody think about coil spacers?
hahah funny you ask that. It is completely possible to do with two people and a good assortment of tools and a few beers...If everything goes smoothly..but when does that ever happen?

Unfortunately I ran into a few problems and it took me a week before I had it back together. Our trucks are older so there is a chance your nuts/bushings might be seized up. Specifically the strut bushing at the lower control arm. I had to sawzall those out and replace them. Then the nut at the top of the strut broke off when taking the springs off and I had to have someone cut the strut out with a torch. If you have even the slightest bit mechanical skills you will be more than fine. I highly suggest a set of through sockets you will absolutely need them when changing the old shocks out for the new ones.

I'm pretty sure any leveling kit is the same process as far as gettin to the strut/spring...so regardless the process is about the same.

As for coil-spacers plenty of people do it that way, just most prefer bilsteins because it makes the ride better and they say it's better for your front end geometry than spacers. (That's what i hear anyway)
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Hm.. well if i do go with the adjustable one, my dad has an r.v shop, so I will have no problem getting access using any tools i don't have, also have access to a hoist. So if i decide on those, seems like i would be able to do it there without too much trouble.

Thanks for the info gonefishin.. Nice truck btw.
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autoanything told me i can't use the 16% discount on the bilsteins. need to read the fine print on what it can and can't be used for. although i have found the 5100's on amazon for 100 each. need to talk to autoanything when i get back in port.
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did you go directly through AJ here on the forum? I definitely got the discount.
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Hm.. well if i do go with the adjustable one, my dad has an r.v shop, so I will have no problem getting access using any tools i don't have, also have access to a hoist. So if i decide on those, seems like i would be able to do it there without too much trouble.

Thanks for the info gonefishin.. Nice truck btw.
Yeah you should be good to go. I highly recommend them. And thanks.
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So Gonefishing, would I need Bilestins for the rear as well or would I be OK with just ordering the fronts to Level the truck?
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So Gonefishing, would I need Bilestins for the rear as well or would I be OK with just ordering the fronts to Level the truck?
You can just do the fronts
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