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I have seen quite a few people on here with 6" suspension lifts that have also added the Bilstein 5100s to add another 2 inches of lift. I am curious as to how tis is working for you guys considering ( at least in my case with the Pro Comp lift) that the lift actually adds 6in in front with 4 in the back leveling out the truck. Its seems the Bilstein's adding the addition lift in front would give it a front high stance. Am I missing something here?

I know a lot of these people here have posted pics of their lift but our internet restrictions out here seem to filter or block most of the posted pictures from displaying so I havent been able to see for myself.

i ask because its seems my lift installed for some reason is about an inch shorter than most other lifted 4th gen 1500s that I have come across, even compared to those with the same Pro Comp lift. So I woudlnt mind getting an addition 2 inches out of it with out risking excessive wear on my CV joints.

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Well I have a 6/5" BDS kit with Bilstein 5100's set at 2.8". Min had a 3.5" rake when it was stock. I got the 5" rear so my truck nose dived. Now I have about a 1" rake which i am fine with. My truck is riding so much better and I don't have any problems.
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I just double checked and actually the Pro Comp is a 6/5" also (been about a year and half since i installed it and a few months since i have actually seen my truck). Did you just add the 5100's up front or all around? Could save a few bucks if I kept the Pro Comp Shocks in the rear, especially since I will be adding airbags back there.
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You can't put the 5100's on the rear they are struts. So just keep your rear shocks. I am going to go with the 7100 Bilteins later for the rear. They have 14" of travel.
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Ok. I know they have the 5100 non adjustable shocks for the rear which is what i was referring to but that answers my question. Thanks. One other question for you. Those Lamin-X blackouts you have, do they degrade you headlight performance much?
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Nope I see fine with them on there.
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Thanks. yet another addition on the list of mods to be performed upon my return stateside.
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Well it is a good mod. I love mine!!
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OP, if you max out those Bilstiens at the 2.8" setting. Your only gonna gain 1"-1.3" of height.
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I got more then 2" of hight with mine set at 2.8" bro. I had a 1" spacer in the front. I took it out put the bilsteins in and it went up 1.4" from the 1" spacer.
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