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Old 05-09-2013, 02:23 AM
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Do yourself a favor and spend a little more money and get the Bilstein 5100 shocks for the front. They are far superior to a leveling kit, and are fully adjustable. They ride like a dream and don't cost much more than a leveling kit.
Can't say I disagree with that.

Honestly if I had a do over I'd go with the Bilsteins over a strut spacer. Unfortunately I wasn't on this forum at the time and didn't know about the Bilsteins.
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Can't say I disagree with that.

Honestly if I had a do over I'd go with the Bilsteins over a strut spacer. Unfortunately I wasn't on this forum at the time and didn't know about the Bilsteins.

only on a 4WD.....learned this the hard way. no front 5100's for the 2WD yet. i am hoping this will change in the near future.
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Do yourself a favor and spend a little more money and get the Bilstein 5100 shocks for the front. They are far superior to a leveling kit, and are fully adjustable. They ride like a dream and don't cost much more than a leveling kit.
Forgive me for the newb question, but I'm not a mechanic. How would just a new set of shocks raise the ride height in the front? I thought new shocks was something you could add to a leveling kit to account for the increased height, so that the stock shocks aren't always "longer" than they are designed to sit.
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Forgive me for the newb question, but I'm not a mechanic. How would just a new set of shocks raise the ride height in the front? I thought new shocks was something you could add to a leveling kit to account for the increased height, so that the stock shocks aren't always "longer" than they are designed to sit.
they allow the spring seat to be placed higher up the shock thus compressing the spring more so it has less spring travel. Therefore the weight of the truck sits on a more compressed spring and doesn't travel downward.

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Because those shocks are adjustable and allow you to set them, where you want within the limits of the shock. allowing you to bolt directly to the truck and not having anything between them and the shock.
If you set it at 2" you may not like it and you may want to raise it up to 2.5". same token you may want to drop it back down to 1.5" or where ever you feel is your happy place
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Works for me. My biggest concern with the leveling of the truck was maintaining the factory ride quality. Sounds like the 5100's are the way to go when it comes time to do this.
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Works for me. My biggest concern with the leveling of the truck was maintaining the factory ride quality. Sounds like the 5100's are the way to go when it comes time to do this.
Maintain is not the correct word. How about be better than stock ride?
Bilsteins will improve your ride for sure

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