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Old 08-13-2015, 05:31 AM
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Well.. it took me a whole day, 2 or 3 trips to Oreilly's, 1 trip to Home Depot, and retrofitting two different tools that broke on me at around midnight.. But I got it done and am happy with the results and look so far. I set them to 2.1 and still have about 1/2" rake to the front.

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Looks great!
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Looks great Troops! Your heartache will be worth it, I love my Bilsteins!!
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Thanks for the complements.. I have noticed that the ride does seem to be alittle stiffer and improved in the front.
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Looks good! I have been thinking about putting a set on my truck, but not until about the 20 to 25k mile mark (won't be long at the rate I am piling up miles...).

Did you also replace the rear shocks with Bilstein?

I put Bilstein shocks on my last truck (not a Ram) and they made a huge improvement in the ride quality and handling.
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I finished the front and rear bilsteins today. Quite the difference in ride. Took about a tota of 6 hours to do all 4. Take the liners out for the rears.
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I just put mine in recently too! Took me two days and a unseated upper ball joint in the process unfortunately, I couldn't get the shaft of my upper ball joint to come off the spindle on the driver side. But the end product is nice!
Yours looks good though, here's mine after rims and tires.
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Old 08-15-2015, 09:20 AM
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Looks good! I have been thinking about putting a set on my truck, but not until about the 20 to 25k mile mark (won't be long at the rate I am piling up miles...).

Did you also replace the rear shocks with Bilstein?

I put Bilstein shocks on my last truck (not a Ram) and they made a huge improvement in the ride quality and handling.
I did not replace the rear shocks.. The factory ones seems to be doing fine back there. I would caution you on waiting until that many miles to replace your front shocks. My truck just rolled over to 7,000 miles and the bolt on top of the shocks was already pretty rusted and by far the most difficult part of the process for me.
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I just put mine in recently too! Took me two days and a unseated upper ball joint in the process unfortunately, I couldn't get the shaft of my upper ball joint to come off the spindle on the driver side. But the end product is nice!
Yours looks good though, here's mine after rims and tires.
Ha, getting the ball joint off was the reason for one of my trips to oreilly's and also one of the tools that broke on me.. Yours looks nice, I'm going to get tires sometime here also but I'm waiting to burn up the stock ones a bit first.
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I just installed both the front and rear Bilsteins on Thursday and it took just under 4 hours. With the fronts set at 2.1" I'm pretty happy with the ride and how it sits.

FYI for those of you that had trouble separating the upper ball joint, skip the pullers. Simply loosen the nut leaving a few threads engaged, then using a small sledge give the side of the knuckle a swift hit. The ball joint will separate on the first or second blow taking all of 30 seconds.
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