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Old 10-17-2013, 01:51 PM
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That's good to know wmorris, though your tires are an inch smaller in diameter, they're 1.5" wider and the inside of the well is my concern. Of course it would depend on the offset of your wheel. I'm going to run the stock 20s with 275/65s (34s). I think I'll be ok at 1.4 or 2.1" on the Bilstein. Anyone disagree?
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That's good to know wmorris, though your tires are an inch smaller in diameter, they're 1.5" wider and the inside of the well is my concern. Of course it would depend on the offset of your wheel. I'm going to run the stock 20s with 275/65s (34s). I think I'll be ok at 1.4 or 2.1" on the Bilstein. Anyone disagree?
You should be ok, if you do rub the most you would have to do is add a .250 spacer to increase your offset, my rims are with in .10 of stock. and realy your only .50 diff in height from C/L of wheel
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I personally would go with the 2.1 setting as opposed to the 1.4 thats just my .02 opinion
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I only ran my 275/65/20's for a day before installing Bilsteins on the front at 2.1. But, for that one day running them on the stock setup, I didn't detect any rubbing anywhere. And didn't see any evidence of rubbing when I installed the Bilsteins - and I did look for it.

So, my guess would be that you would be fine running them at 1.4 if that's what you want to do.

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I'm on the stock Longhorn wheels. Pic below of the end result, Bilsteins at all four, with .750 spacers and Airlift 1K @ 5 psi on the rear. 275/65/20 Duratracs.



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I'm running my bilsteins at 2.1" with 285/65/20 BFG all terrain tires (on Fuel wheels)...rub slightly taking the angle backing out of the driveway but otherwise no issues.
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I'm on the stock Longhorn wheels. Pic below of the end result, Bilsteins at all four, with .750 spacers and Airlift 1K @ 5 psi on the rear. 275/65/20 Duratracs.



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DAA- beautiful truck. I'm guessing that the 3/4" rear spacers is what gives the truck a subtle rake? It is a suspension spacer not a wheel offset spacer right?

It seems the consensus is that the Bilsteins @ 2.1 with no rear mods is pretty much level. That's why I'm leaning toward the 1.4 to leave just a touch of rake.
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I'm guessing that the 3/4" rear spacers is what gives the truck a subtle rake? It is a suspension spacer not a wheel offset spacer right?
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It seems the consensus is that the Bilsteins @ 2.1 with no rear mods is pretty much level. That's why I'm leaning toward the 1.4 to leave just a touch of rake.
Sounds about right. As mentioned, 2.1 put mine exactly level as measured at the fenders - but it "looked" nose high. And I did want a bit of rake, hence the spacers.

I think 1.4 would be fine with these tires. But, each of these trucks really is different, and each of our opinions and desires are different too.

Just as an example of how each truck is different, I've had a chance to check the part # tags on the front springs of four different Ram 1500's, and they all had different spring rates. And as far as that goes, my truck has heavier springs on the driver side than the passenger - to compensate for driver and fuel weight I'm sure. But my passenger side spring is heavier than the driver side springs on my buddies quad cab. It's not just a cliche, it's literal truth, each of these trucks is a little bit different.

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Sounds about right. As mentioned, 2.1 put mine exactly level as measured at the fenders - but it "looked" nose high. And I did want a bit of rake, hence the spacers.

I think 1.4 would be fine with these tires. But, each of these trucks really is different, and each of our opinions and desires are different too.

Just as an example of how each truck is different, I've had a chance to check the part # tags on the front springs of four different Ram 1500's, and they all had different spring rates. And as far as that goes, my truck has heavier springs on the driver side than the passenger - to compensate for driver and fuel weight I'm sure. But my passenger side spring is heavier than the driver side springs on my buddies quad cab. It's not just a cliche, it's literal truth, each of these trucks is a little bit different.

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That is exactly right. Every truck comes from the factory with a different amount of rake. My 4x4 Laramie came with 3.1" of rake. So I put my Bilsteins at the 2.8 setting and now it looks like it sits level.

Your best bet is to do your own measurement and do the math to see what will leave a slight rake between back and front.
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After measuring, I've got at least a 3" difference front to rear depending on side (...different on each wheel, anyone else question build quality with this fact, btw?). So now I'm wondering if maybe 2.1 is better after all. Can the height be changed without removing the entire assembly or is it too far to compress the spring?
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