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Old 03-21-2015, 05:45 PM
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After reading through a few threads I was worried about going to full 2.8" setting on my Bilstein install. Well, I did the install myself last weekend and I am happy to report I have had no issues thus far. The truck rides better than it did before with no "death wobble" or any other issues. I will have the alignment done when I pick up my new wheels and tires this week.

Just a heads up though, getting the ball joint to separate took a miracle. There was no way in hell I was going to kick that thing apart like the youtube video. I had to go buy a pickle fork (the tool for the job mind you) and when that didn't work I finally was able to separate the joint by placing a crow-bar in between the pickle fork and the upper control arm, finally dislodging it with a loud pop. For a minute there I thought I was going to have shave my beard and find a real man to do it for me. Who would have thought that joint would be so tight on a truck with 350 miles on it?
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Make sure to post pics when wheels get installed.
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pretty sure you have to have a solid front axle to get death wobble...
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Good report - Same here, I'm running the Bils at 2.8 on my 2015 and it's perfect. Still can't believe how much better the truck looks.

I've been looking for a while, and it doesn't appear that anyone at 2.8" on a 2014+ has had a vibration problem. I suspect that when they updated the front suspension to support the air suspension in 2013, they also improved the CV axles to allow a larger range of smooth motion.




I use a puller and a little heat to pop the ball joint with almost no effort.
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In for pic's. ...
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Does your ram set nose high with the shocks set at 2.8?
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I wouldn't run at 2.8" with the stock rear height, you'll look nose high. My truck is at 2.8 and I have 1" of rake, but I also have 1" rear spacers. For some reason, you need to be higher in the back if you want the truck to look level. Mine looks level until you put a tape measure on it. 2.1" is great with the stock rear height.

If I could start over I'd go with 1.5" spacers in the rear. A little more rake would still look great and it would be better for towing, etc.

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How hard are they to adjust to a different height once installed?
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^ You have to take out the entire strut all over again and move the ring up or down on the shock and put it all back together
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