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Don't worry about each wheel being slightly different. That can change by how much cargo you have in the cab, amount of fuel, slope the truck is sitting on etc.

Depending on how level you want to be you can go with either 2.1" or 2.8". But at 2.8" you will be dead level... No rake look at all.
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It's a little tough to tell from these photos but I'll get around to taking better ones eventually. The Bilstein's at 1.4" were going to rub at full stop so we went 2.1" after all. Still gives a 1-1.5" rake. Looks and rides amazing with the ~34" Michelin ATs.

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I set mine to 2.1" and now have a 1" rake. IMHO a perfect setup.
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I just ordered a set of these today. Ive been kicking around the thought of going 2.1 or 2.8 and im afraid of 2.8 being too much once I put my trailer on or if I put anything in the bed since I do use it for what its made for....so 2.1 sounds like where ill start. I also dont want it leaning back like most leveled trucks I see around here..So what do you guys think?
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I've got the "infamous" Outdoorsman package on my '11. I've got 3" of height difference between the front and rear. With the 0.7" height difference that these trucks are supposed to have over stock, would the 2.1" setting actually give me 2.1" increase up front, or would it be 1.4" and I'd have to move up to the 2.8" setting to get me where I want to be? As long as I'm within an inch or so, I'll be happy :-)

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This post suggests starting with 2.1:

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=147654

So I'll start there and see where it goes.

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can the ride height on bilstein 5100's be adjusted after they're installed or do you have to remove them, set the height and re-install them again?
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2/1...with no regrets. Measuring from the ground to the fender the truck is now level. I use airlift 1000 in the back for towing/hauling.
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can the ride height on bilstein 5100's be adjusted after they're installed or do you have to remove them, set the height and re-install them again?
They have to be removed, disassembled and then reassembled in order to change the height. Plus you would need another front end alignment after changing them. It's best to take your measurements first and be fairly certain about where you want them before hand.
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Thanks for the reply brandon.

DAA, I really like the look of your setup with the .75" rear spacer and the bilsteins at 2.1. I'm going to measure how my truck sits now but ill probably go for a slight rake like yours. Are all spacers pretty much built to the same quality? just wondering about a good place to get them?
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