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Finally got my suspension ready to put in. However, I am going to replace my inner tie rods. So I am going to wait. However, what is the best way to level the front of my ram? I have brand new stock sized bilstein's ready to install. I put the spring mounts, springs and everything on them.

Are the readylifts the best way to go? I don't want to stress out anything. And I will be replacing all ball joints as well.

This my choice? : http://www.readylift.com/c-147-dodge...11-4wd-20.aspx
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Hi,

Check out Hell Bent Steel. hellbentsteel.com. they have the levelling kits for your truck for 79 bucks. I have the 2.5" on mine and they shipped it to AK for free. Nice quality too.
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Ill check it out, thanks man.

Keep it coming guys, I need more input. ^ that one too.

Looks like when you level a truck, I would need new sway bar links that are longer as well. It states this on their site. It says it will stop the stress being put on the lower ball joints. AKRAM, did you get new sway bar links too?
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Guys around here swear buy the bilstien 5100 ride height adjustable shocks for 1500s, a little more expensive then a spacer but everyone says they ride alot better
I have a Hell Bent Steel 2" on a 2500 and am very happy with it. If you do choose to go with a spacer, that would definitly be the company to go through.
Your 1500 doesnt have a sway bar in the front end. There just for 2500s and older 1500 that have solid front axles. You don't have to replace them when you do a leveling kit either haha

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You should have waited for the shocks since Bilstein makes the 5100s which is the best level out there. The shocks are used to raise the spring seat which raises the trucks front end. That by far is the best level out there.

If you are going with spacer the best one is the Daystar kits. This is because they do not use steel like the other guys so you dont have metal on metal contact. This gives a little better ride and comfort.

Ya you dont need to worry about sway bars links. You raise your front get an alignment and drive around town....thats it!
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You should have waited for the shocks since Bilstein makes the 5100s which is the best level out there. The shocks are used to raise the spring seat which raises the trucks front end. That by far is the best level out there.

If you are going with spacer the best one is the Daystar kits. This is because they do not use steel like the other guys so you dont have metal on metal contact. This gives a little better ride and comfort.

Ya you dont need to worry about sway bars links. You raise your front get an alignment and drive around town....thats it!
I think Im going to keep my sport how she is. She sits up higher then the ranchos I had on before. I feel like im riding on clouds with these bilsteins!
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You should have waited for the shocks since Bilstein makes the 5100s which is the best level out there. The shocks are used to raise the spring seat which raises the trucks front end. That by far is the best level out there.

If you are going with spacer the best one is the Daystar kits. This is because they do not use steel like the other guys so you dont have metal on metal contact. This gives a little better ride and comfort.

Ya you dont need to worry about sway bars links. You raise your front get an alignment and drive around town....thats it!
I don't think I would say Daystar the best spacer. I've actually heard alot of complaints about them anywhere from them compressing and/or cracking over time (which there advertised not to do) to not sitting right from the beginning. I've even seen multiple guys switch from brand new Daystars to HBS spacers and were much happier.
Its not metal on metal like most people think. You keep the stock rubber isolator ring between the spacer and the spring so its no different then how your stock spring is installed
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^Yup! Im very happy with the HBS level kit so far. I havent had any issues with it so far. Make sure you take it in for an alignment after the install, as with anything that changes the geometry of the front end. My spacers still look new!
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