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We got the front drivers side installed last night, but did not have time to do the passenger side. Hoping we get time to finish today, it was a horrible experience getting the old strut out. The bolt on top was seized, and the rod on the old strut snapped at the top. We had to heat the nut several times and it finally came off. I'll try and get a pic up of the drivers side, if I can find a clear spot with all this damn snow.
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Bones, were you able to finish up? or did you run into more problems?
We are going to do the other side tomorrow afternoon, we have been too busy to get it done. Hopefully this one goes easier than the other one.
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Can't wait bones06... when are you throwing on the Cooper LTZ's?
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Finally was able to get the front done and the ride is wayyyyyy better. I am not so sure it is completely level though. It's hard to tell because the ground is so unlevel and packed with snow/ice. I found a clear piece of pavement down the street and snappped a few quick pics. We also found a tear on the tie-rod bushing, and the one side of the a-arm would not come free. My buddy thinks that is damaged and is the cause of the creaking we are still hearing. Calling the dealership today, and am waiting on doing the realignment since they may have to do it anyway. Here are the pics, does it look level to you?

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Can't wait bones06... when are you throwing on the Cooper LTZ's?
Not sure when I will be able to do the tires, we are spending alot of money on home upgrades in the next few months. If not this spring maybe by next fall/winter, the stock ones are garbage so I can't wait!
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Truck looks good! That's about how mine looked, it wasn't perfectly level.
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Well I haven't done any mods since last fall and finally started step 2 of my 3 part project. I just ordered all 4 Bilstein 5100 shocks and went with the adjustable fronts to level out my truck. Got all 4 for $341.00 plus free shipping. They should be here sometime next week, and hopefully go on next weekend. After these are on I am going to look very seriously at which tires I want as the final step, thinking of Cooper Zeon LTZ in stock size(275/60/20). Depending on how good the fleet discount is at my wifes company, I may consider other suggested brands. I am freaking stoked about the new Bilstein, my current stock shocks suck and are pretty darn bouncy.
Just wanted to add my input, nice mods. Except the suspension, the 5100 series is just like the HD series, just different colors, ask the company. Also, the 5100 series does not come with a warranty, the HD series holds a lifetime warranty.

I just got the cooper zeons ltz on my ram, same size as you want. Check out my February mods, I just got the tires. They are sweet.

For me, I plan on upgrading to Bilstein shocks, but HD shocks so I can have a warranty.
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Awesome picks!!! It looks very close to being level to me. I think the rear wheel wells not being lined, with that extra chunk of white showing, might make it look higher in the rear than it actually is. Did you set the front at the highest setting? If you could do it again would you pay to have them put on?
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Just wanted to add my input, nice mods. Except the suspension, the 5100 series is just like the HD series, just different colors, ask the company. Also, the 5100 series does not come with a warranty, the HD series holds a lifetime warranty.

I just got the cooper zeons ltz on my ram, same size as you want. Check out my February mods, I just got the tires. They are sweet.

For me, I plan on upgrading to Bilstein shocks, but HD shocks so I can have a warranty.
I'll have to find it again, but I read that they are limited lifetime warranty. I went with the 5100 for the adjustable fronts, and the heavy duty are not adjustable. I will have to check out your tire thread, I definitely need some better gripping tires than my stock ones.

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Awesome picks!!! It looks very close to being level to me. I think the rear wheel wells not being lined, with that extra chunk of white showing, might make it look higher in the rear than it actually is. Did you set the front at the highest setting? If you could do it again would you pay to have them put on?
Thanks man, I am thinking the same thing as you with the wheel well differences. I also think it has to do with the shape difference of the front flares vs the back. I did set the fronts struts at the highest setting. Either way I am totally happy with the ride and height of the truck, they take bumps and corners so much nicer. If I was to do it over again, I would just pay to have them installed, it was a bitch to do. But I know not everyone has the extra cash to pay for install. If there wouldn't have been issues with the bolts being seized, a snapped tip on the one old strut, and the way we did the first front one it would have been much easier.
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Truck looks good! That's about how mine looked, it wasn't perfectly level.
Thanks man, I am happy with it for sure!
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