My RAM is Levelled now, Bilstien 5100's installed. My Fathers Day Project. Below are some pics of the installation sequence and a final shot with the new stance.
(Disclaimer, what follows are the steps I did to install the Bilstiens however I stress that anyone doing this please make sure you are confident with the process. Removing the struts with an improperly compressed spring can be extremely dangerous, if you are unsure please have it done by a professional. I assume no responsibility for anyone attempting this job on their own)
First is to remove the tires and make sure the truck is secure on jack stands.
Step 1, remove brake caliper and suspend securely with wire twine.
Step 2, Remove the upper stabalizer bar bolt.
Step 3, Remove the outer tie rod ball joint bolt.
Step 4, Remove the upper ball joint nut and tie it up with some wire twine.
Step 5, Remove the lower strut assembly bolt and nut and the three bolts from the upper strut tower.
Step 6, Using a pry bar and second pair of hands pry down on the lower control arm and remove the entire stut/spring assembly.
Step 7, Compress Spring and remove the OEM Strut. Remove lower plate from the OEM strut. Set the clip on the Bilstien to the desired position (I put mine on the second from the top for a 2.1" lift). Reassemble the Bilstien strut with OEM hardware with new end nut and washer exactly as shown in the following picture. Note that to get the new nut on I had to further compress the spring very carefully.
Note the location of the washer is under the upper plate and use the new nut supplied with the Bilstiens. This picture shows the proper position of all parts needed for assembly with the Bilstien.
Step 8, Install the entire assembly and replace all bolts in the order they were removed. Lower Strut Bolt, 155 ft lbs. Upper tower bolts 40 ft lbs, Upper ball joint nut 40 ft lbs plus additional 200 degrees, Upper stabilizer bar nut 20 ft lbs, Tie Rod End Ball Joint Nut 45 ft lbs plus additional 90 degrees. Note the picture shows the drivers side following installation.
Step 9, re-aim the headlights. Note I put tape on my garage door showing the pre-lift aiming location.
AND HERE IS HOW SHE SITS NOW
Going for an alignment on Thursday.