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Yesterday i got quoted $140 for install and $65 for alignment at a specialty 4X4 shop!
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is this not a DIY project? was hopping i could this myself.
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How does the 24" sound at cruise speeds? Can you hear it in the cab?
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I don't think I would be comfortable with telling you it would be okay to attempt, but I know some have done it solo. The main issue is removing the spring/shock package under a load, then having to compress the springs to remove the shocks. This isn't a simple old school shock change. A shop will also need to align the truck, so for me it was worth the time and trouble to pay someone with the right tools and experience to get the job done right and much quicker than I could in my driveway.
As for the 24" muffler, its pretty quiet in the cab. You don't hear much if you don't remove the resonator. To be honest, looking back I would have gone with the 18". Right now I am running the 24" and I removed the rear resonator and then fabbed up a dump right after the muffler. Its still not annoyingly loud at all. Sounds good, and I can always re install the rear exhaust section to quiet it down.
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So yesterday there was a light rain and the road was a bit slippery so I put it into 4x4 auto. Much to my surprise I have a vibration under acceleration that was definitely not there before the level. I have my Bilstiens set to 2.1". I don't use 4x4 all that much but don't want any damage from this. What is the concense from everyone ? Leave it will be fine or drop it back down? Advice please.
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So yesterday there was a light rain and the road was a bit slippery so I put it into 4x4 auto. Much to my surprise I have a vibration under acceleration that was definitely not there before the level. I have my Bilstiens set to 2.1". I don't use 4x4 all that much but don't want any damage from this. What is the concense from everyone ? Leave it will be fine or drop it back down? Advice please.
For the little amount of time you use it and Im sure its a light feel, you will be ok.
This will be the case even if you went with level blocks vs bilsteins.
This is no way has anything to do with the Bilsteins.
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For the little amount of time you use it and Im sure its a light feel, you will be ok.
This will be the case even if you went with level blocks vs bilsteins.
This is no way has anything to do with the Bilsteins.
Yup that's what I was thinking. I agree it's got nothing to do with the Bilstiens but is related to the change in the angle of the front drive shafts. Its really not that much but is consistent on both sides up front. It also seems to be in a narrow speed range of around 30-50 km/hr, I'm am willing to live with it for the better stance, just something to be aware of when levelling these trucks.
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Yup that's what I was thinking. I agree it's got nothing to do with the Bilstiens but is related to the change in the angle of the front drive shafts. Its really not that much but is consistent on both sides up front. It also seems to be in a narrow speed range of around 30-50 km/hr, I'm am willing to live with it for the better stance, just something to be aware of when levelling these trucks.
I had it from stand still till 15km/hr at 2.1
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I had it from stand still till 15km/hr at 2.1
So I'm not going to be wearing out these front CVs prematurely right?
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