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Got then installed today and I'm glad I went with the 2.1 setting. The fender above the middle of the front tire was at about 36 1/2 inches from the ground, now it's at 38 3/4 inches from the ground and sitting very close to level. For my truck the 2.1 got me 2 1/4 inches of lift. The ride with the Bilsteins is a lot better then the factory struts also. I'll post up some pics as soon as my cell phone stops playing games with me.
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Sorry for the crappy pictures. Here are some before and after pics. Notice the house window in the before and after pics to give a better idea of the amount of lift.

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The best thing to do is measure your fender heights now before you pull it apart and then determine how much rake you have. From there you'll have a better idea of what to set them at. Keep in mind even if your math comes out with 0.5"-0.75" of rake it will still look level. If you actually have your measurements even it will look nose high.
If you set it even and it is expected to settle by .2 how will it look nose high? I want my truck to "look" even. What setting should I use if I have exactly 2.5" of rake? Me and my friend are installing these on my truck this week.

From reading MyHemi's post it sounds like I have the same setup and will need them set at 2.1 and not 2.8. Can anyone confirm this?

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yeah its an optical illusion. If you actually set it at the difference, say you have 2.75" difference and you put the Bils at 2.75" it will look nose high. In your case, as it was w my truck, you want a slight rake. Go 2.1". At first glance it will look level. But if you linger, you will see the slight rake.
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I set mine to 2.1" which gives me a 1" rake.
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If you set it even and it is expected to settle by .2 how will it look nose high? I want my truck to "look" even. What setting should I use if I have exactly 2.5" of rake? Me and my friend are installing these on my truck this week.

From reading MyHemi's post it sounds like I have the same setup and will need them set at 2.1 and not 2.8. Can anyone confirm this?

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yeah its an optical illusion. If you actually set it at the difference, say you have 2.75" difference and you put the Bils at 2.75" it will look nose high. In your case, as it was w my truck, you want a slight rake. Go 2.1". At first glance it will look level. But if you linger, you will see the slight rake.
As LowUFO said it's a bit of an optical illusion. You'll want the Bilsteins at 2.1" if your truck has 2.5" of rake. That will make it look pretty much dead level.
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did you get your alignment done yet. Headlight adjustment?
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yeah its an optical illusion. If you actually set it at the difference, say you have 2.75" difference and you put the Bils at 2.75" it will look nose high. In your case, as it was w my truck, you want a slight rake. Go 2.1". At first glance it will look level. But if you linger, you will see the slight rake.
I'd set it at 2.1 like LowUFO did
The rake is minimal but allows for some weight in the bed without it sagging lower than the front if set to 2.8
Plus 2.1 is better for your CVs too and ride
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Thanks for the advise. 2.1 it is. I wasn't thinking about the negative rake when I have the atv on the back. As for the headlight adjustment, I'll determine it by how many people give their brights. Haha.
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Thanks for the advise. 2.1 it is. I wasn't thinking about the negative rake when I have the atv on the back. As for the headlight adjustment, I'll determine it by how many people give their brights. Haha.
If you have to adjust it, I'd say one full turn will do it.
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