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Just ordered a set of Bilstein 5100's today! Cannot wait to get these installed
Just make sure you get an alignment done after you install them. I would also wait about a week after installing them before having the alignment done. It may take a little driving and hitting a couple of good speed bumps to fully reseat the springs in their seats. After I did mine I set them at 2.1" and had 2 3/4" lift after driving it for a couple of short trips. After another day or two they settled down to right at 2 1/4" of lift. Then I got my alignment.

Also a quick note, if your doing them yourself, the coil overs only go in one way. Pay attention to how it is sitting (large flat side tward engine) when you pull it out. It will only go in the same way and it looks almost symetrical unless you look closely at it. That caused me a bit of frustration but other than that everthing went smooth. I suggest downloading the RoughCountry instructions for installing their leveling kit. It will give you a very good idea of the process.

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Just make sure you get an alignment done after you install them. I would also wait about a week after installing them before having the alignment done. It may take a little driving and hitting a couple of good speed bumps to fully reseat the springs in their seats. After I did mine I set them at 2.1" and had 2 3/4" lift after driving it for a couple of short trips. After another day or two they settled down to right at 2 1/4" of lift. Then I got my alignment.

Also a quick note, if your doing them yourself, the coil overs only go in one way. Pay attention to how it is sitting (large flat side tward engine) when you pull it out. It will only go in the same way and it looks almost symetrical unless you look closely at it. That caused me a bit of frustration but other than that everthing went smooth. I suggest downloading the RoughCountry instructions for installing their leveling kit. It will give you a very good idea of the process.

http://www.roughcountry.com/install/359.pdf
Great tip thanks! Yes I will be installing these my self
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Well, as an update im disappointed with my current setup. Tires are too small and the leveled front has settled dramatically and is no longer level. I'm not sure what im gonna do.
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Well, as an update im disappointed with my current setup. Tires are too small and the leveled front has settled dramatically and is no longer level. I'm not sure what im gonna do.
got any pics of your truck now, with it settled? i remember when you had your kit installed it looked almost nose-up to me ('cali-lean' to a fellow GMFS'er). i'd be interested in seeing it now if you have a current pic.
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I dont have anymore of it as it is right now. It's not back to being as bad as stock, but its (to me) noticeably not level.

I've pretty much made up my mind and just said f it and I'm going to go with a 6" lift and 37s.
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Which lift are you going to do? I was looking at doing the BDS/Zone lift but still debating on if I should add the Bilsteins in addition to it or not..
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I've read quite a bit and I'm going to go with the rough country 6" and bilsteins in front.

My reasoning is that it's a bit cheaper, you can add the kicker bars to it for a stronger overall setup, good warranty, good reviews from what I've found and it has the highest clearances of the mentioned kits.

Somebody needs to come out with a full 6" drop, one piece subframe with kicker bars setup and just destroy the competition but until then all the offerings are fairly similar.

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Personally I picked up a set of Bilstein 5100's and am putting them on this weekend. I figure for the money your getting a much better performing Shock a the same time as the ride height adjustment. Here is a good article compairing the spacers to the shocks. And here is a good youtube video doing the same.

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I would go with other ones then the ones you have posted up. I definitely would suggest the Bilstein 5100s over them all. You get new shocks and a leveling kit all in one! Also I would recommend Daystar and Ready Lift, they make leveling kits that do front and rear.
i agree with AzHunter and Scatpak07. i did alot of research before i did my level and finally after what i learned on here and sepaking with my buddy who is a mechanic, i too went with the Bilsteins. I did alot of research and the second choice was going to be the redilift kit, but for virtually the same price i got better shocks than the Mopar stocks and a better ride in my opinion, and i decided to get all 4 shocks. in canada i found the set of 4 for around 400 bucks, and then 100 for the alignment. i didnt notice very much settling after they were installed, but they were done on a hoist in a shop with a mechanic doing it, so i don't know if that helped or i just didn't notice. i have not taken out the measuring tape to it since the level, so i may have had some settling, but not really enough not to notice.

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I just got done putting the 5100's on my truck this morning. I set them at the 2.1" lift and I am sitting now 7" in the back and 6 1/4" in the rear. I think it looks great.
i too set mine at 2.1 (in hindsight i think i could have maxed out at the 2.8), but it still looks awesome. I know my buddy mentioned that he had concerns whether that the spring clip that changes the spring seat adjustment was strong enough...could your possibly have let loose, or broken? Also one thing we did wrong (and had noticed while doing the other side) is that we had put the washer that came with the new shock on the top of the mount and not underneath. Im only guessing htat if the little washer didnt go on in the right spot (under the mount) that you may have had the loss in height there...
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Primo, according to his sig he went with the HBS spacer for his level kit not the shocks.
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haha. i didnt even read his sig Crash...

from his previous post, i thought he setteld on the bilsteins.
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