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I am thinking of installing Bilstein 5100's to level my 2010 truck and was wondering if anyone has had experience with these shocks and a snowplow. I put on my snowplow several times in the winter and would like for it to ride a little higher. Will the added weight be a problem for the new shocks? Thanks in advance for your help, Tom
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From my limited knowledge and from what I've read around...I don't foresee any issues with doing this. Just my educated guess though. Bilsteins are a quality shock
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The added weight shouldn't be a problem at all. You have to remember the shock itself it's what's holding up the weight of the truck. It's the spring that does that. So if a truck with stock struts can handle a plow then having Bilsteins should as well because they use the stock springs...
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I realize the springs will hold the weight, what I am curios about is if the height will still be there after installing the leveling shocks and the plow. I would like for the plow to be 3 inches higher than it is now. Thanks, Tom
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Okay, I see what you're saying.... Well you aren't going to get 3" out of the Bilsteins. The max setting on them is 2.8" and once they settle it's more like 2.5"-2.6". But since you're using the same springs the plow should essentially be 2.6" higher than where it is now. Your other option would be to put a stiffer spring on it. I've haven't heard of anyone doing that on the front of the 4th gens but I'm assuming it's possible.
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