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Old 07-18-2013, 10:46 PM
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First off I'm very glad I found this forum and was able to get answers to my questions from searching and from other members I got my Bilstein 5100's installed at the 2.1 setting and the truck is very close to being level. I measured the center of the fender opening to the ground before and after the install. Before it was at 36 1/2 inches, after it is at 38 5/8 inches. The ride with the Bilstein's is much better than the factory struts. It feels stiffer but when it hits bumps, it feels much smoother. I know that doesn't make sense but that's how it feels to me. It must be the better valving of the Bilstein's. I also got my new wheels and tires today






The wheels are 20X9 Ultra Drifters and the tires are 275/60R20 General Grabber HTS. I wanted to stay with a tire that offered a reasonable price and decent ratings so I didn't go extreme.
I also got my hood spear installed, it was very easy and I used the dry method to put it on. It's flat black and says 390 HP on it. Doesn't show up real good against the dark blue but I like it.
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If you don't mind me asking how much was it to get the bilstiens installed
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:18 PM
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I went to my local Dodge dealer and they installed them for $207.50 which I didn't think was out of line. The shop rate is $83 per hour so it took them 2.5 hours. With the weather being as hot and humid as it's been here lately I was not going to try to do it in my driveway.
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:24 PM
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Is that price of everything or just the install and you bought the shocks separately
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That was just the install.
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Looks good. I can see the hood badge in the 3rd pic.
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Looks good. I can see the hood badge in the 3rd pic.
Thanks, the hood spear is almost too dark against the dark blue paint. I've been thinking about switching it out to silver or white so it shows up more. At this point I think the word subtle has left my truck
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