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I already have 35s and a 3 inch coil spacers on my 2009 ram and want to go a little bigger, could I go to the bilstein 5100s and a body lift for about 4-5 more inches and keep coil spacers so a total of 7-8 inches of lift or do I need to get rid of the spacers to use those shocks?
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First off, you have a 3" leveling kit on your truck? Are you 2wd or 4wd? If you're 4wd that's too high of a lift for the front end. It makes your CV shaft and control arm angles too high. You should definitely get under there and check them out. Snap a few pictures and post them up if you want some opinions.

Bilstein 5100 adjustables are for 4wd leveling or adding additional front end lift to a lift kit. You cannot run the Bilsteins and a leveling kit without doing a diff and cross member drop.

If you want more lift your options are either a body lift (cheapest, and half assed IMO) or to do a proper suspension lift.
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^^^ I agree completely with him. Any higher than you are now and the Front Diff needs to be dropped. I think your only option is a lift kit as body kits are gross. Makes me puke every time I see one. haha

I also wouldn't go higher than 6" of lift on a 1500 any way.

Basically if you want more height than get a proper 6" lift kit and put bilsteins in the front to level it or don't if you want rake.
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Nothing wrong with a properly designed and installed body lift like those manufactured by Performance Accessories. I lot of people will jerry rig or half a$$ install a body lift, resulting in a truck that looks like crap. When it comes to a body lift, it's the small details that make the difference.
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I'd like to know as well if you have a 2wd or 4wd
Also, what is your exact setup and brand?
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