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I have my new tires on and Bilsteins going on at the shop this morning. I had a front end alignment last month, do I need to do it again after installing the new 5100s ? I am installing them at 2.1 instead of max height since my truck has 30k on it in a year and I travel a lot. I want to see if I will maintain some of my highway mileage with it just a bit lower in the front.
I will take some pics and post up my new mods after I get it back this afternoon. I have Dr. appt. at my local VA today so will be gone most of the day with that. Hoping for an answer before I leave for VA so you guys in the know, Post Up! Thanks!!
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Yes.

I'm a huge advocate of having a front end alignment/balance after any suspension and/or tire/wheel work not mirroring OEM.
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yeah definitely get it aligned. My specs were out after my bilsteins,

Where in VA are you headed?
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Yes, this is a must.

I think he meant he's headed to Veteran's Affairs instead of Virginia. You just automatically assume that everyone wants to come and see you don't you???

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I am stoked!! Got my truck back and will be posting up some pics soon as we get a break in the pouring rain weather hitting us. I am completely happy with my tire and Bilstein combo. I had them set at 2.1 and it sets perfect for me. I have 30,000 miles on her already so the 2.1 worked well. I do think I am going to order the Bilstein rear shocks to round it out because I think it will perform better for me with them. My next thing is to install my tow hooks myself. Now I have the clearance to get under the front and get it done. I also am going to order a set of air bags for the rear. Has anyone got any input on the Airlift 1000 bags?
Thanks for the info, I absolutely had the front end aligned and good thing too because it was out when they checked it after the Bilstein install. My Dealer service did it for me, cost me 240. out the door. They installed the Bilsteins, oil change, front end alignment, and as always gave me a loaner to use. Man I love my Dealership. I guess I am one of the lucky ones.
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I am stoked!! Got my truck back and will be posting up some pics soon as we get a break in the pouring rain weather hitting us. I am completely happy with my tire and Bilstein combo. I had them set at 2.1 and it sets perfect for me. I have 30,000 miles on her already so the 2.1 worked well. I do think I am going to order the Bilstein rear shocks to round it out because I think it will perform better for me with them. My next thing is to install my tow hooks myself. Now I have the clearance to get under the front and get it done. I also am going to order a set of air bags for the rear. Has anyone got any input on the Airlift 1000 bags?
Thanks for the info, I absolutely had the front end aligned and good thing too because it was out when they checked it after the Bilstein install. My Dealer service did it for me, cost me 240. out the door. They installed the Bilsteins, oil change, front end alignment, and as always gave me a loaner to use. Man I love my Dealership. I guess I am one of the lucky ones.
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Can't wait to see some pictures. And yes, you for sure have found yourself a keeper of a dealership. So many dealerships now just forget about their customers and set them as a number instead of an individual.
I gotta say I see people post the word "stealership" all the time and I have had nothing but positive experiences with this dealership. We do a lot of Cancer Charity events and they always step up and donate a lot of stuff to us such as several service vouchers for 50.00 each, key chains, floor mats, hats, and even loaned us a brand new Chrysler Town n Country last year when we got massive rain and I needed to transport our music equipment to the event. I wish I could plug them here but I know that is a no no. They treat their customers right when it comes to prices, trade-ins, and service after the sale. I had issues with my truck in the beginning and I was willing to work with them to get it solved and to show their appreciation they throw free oil changes at me all the time, they actually call me on occasion and see how things are going with my truck and always ask how my family is doing etc... I am extremely satisfied with them and the way they step up. I wish everyone had that kind of experience.
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