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So I decided against the lift and going to do the Bilstein 5100 up front and get some 20x10 -24 wheels on 33x12.5's toyo open country R/T.


From what I have read the Bilsteins offer different settings with the snap ring. I measure my rear tire gap (7 3/4") and front is (5 1/4") so simple math would put me at 2 1/2" to be level. I just want to make sure thats how the shocks work exactly. If i set it for 2.5" on the shock will it be 2.5" or is it more/less.

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It's 2.1 and 2.8. It will vary from truck to truck. Some high, some low.
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mines is about a 3 inch difference.. ordeered mines to but im going 2.1 cause i actually like a lil rake
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If you ever plan to put anything in the bed or tow, I wouldn't use the 2.8 setting.
2.1 isn't perfectly level, but it looks pretty close. Even with airlift 1000's, if you load the bed, it'll look like it's squatting.
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If you ever plan to put anything in the bed or tow, I wouldn't use the 2.8 setting.
2.1 isn't perfectly level, but it looks pretty close. Even with airlift 1000's, if you load the bed, it'll look like it's squatting.
This has never happened to me. 2.8 is just fine.
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Could you guys post up pics and write what you have exactly. Very curious to see the difference.
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Mine are set at 2.1" and the front sits about a 1/4" higher then the back. Raised the truck a little more then an 1.5" in the front. I measured from the pinch weld seam at the bottom of the cab since that is flat and level from front to back. Right behind the front tire and right in front of the rear tires.



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2.8 and I have 1 inch of rake.
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I am thinking about the bilsteins at 2.8 with 1" spacers for the rear.
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