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Wow is all I can say. after reading everything I could on leveling, when it was time for me to do it I chose Bilstein. I called the distributor here in Canada and had a long talk with, it seemed to me a very intelligent guy who cared about his product and the satisfaction of the people he sold it to. I was impressed and on his advice replaced all four corners on my truck and had a reputable 4 wheel drive experianced shop do my alignment. I can say I am 100% satisfied with the end result. I had them set to the 2.1" setting. The key, I'm convinced from reading results from others is getting an alignment from a shop the Understands the geometry of 4X4 suspensions.
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I'm right there with you Crash, I have the 5100's in set at 2.1" and have no wobble or anything in 2 or 4wd. Had a suspension shop experienced in lifts and leveling kits do the alignment and I am 100% satisfied.
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WOW! Sorry to hear you had those problems! I agree with the above posts... make the alignment shop buy you new tires and express the dissapointment in the fact that they could have killed you! I am very glad that I read this post! I have been wanting to level out the truck since I bought it and have looked at a lot of the spacer kits. I think.... no I know that I won't bother with one now! I will either got with the 5100 Bilstiens or put a suspension lift on her.

For those of you who have went with the 5100's how much is it to do the upgrade?
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WOW! Sorry to hear you had those problems! I agree with the above posts... make the alignment shop buy you new tires and express the dissapointment in the fact that they could have killed you! I am very glad that I read this post! I have been wanting to level out the truck since I bought it and have looked at a lot of the spacer kits. I think.... no I know that I won't bother with one now! I will either got with the 5100 Bilstiens or put a suspension lift on her.

For those of you who have went with the 5100's how much is it to do the upgrade?
Its been a while but i think it was just under 500 for four shocks and the install and alignment ran me 200. If you only want to do the fronts I think they were 111 each
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Its been a while but i think it was just under 500 for four shocks and the install and alignment ran me 200. If you only want to do the fronts I think they were 111 each
Wow that is not nearly as bad as I was thinking. Thanks for the information I appreciate it. My only other question is do you have to put new coils on it when you add 2" to the shocks? If not is there a noticiable difference in ride? From what I was thinking is that if you don't then you would be placing all the load on the shock since the springs were not set for having that extra two inches of spread. Just were my train of thought was coming from on that.
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Wow that is not nearly as bad as I was thinking. Thanks for the information I appreciate it. My only other question is do you have to put new coils on it when you add 2" to the shocks? If not is there a noticiable difference in ride? From what I was thinking is that if you don't then you would be placing all the load on the shock since the springs were not set for having that extra two inches of spread. Just were my train of thought was coming from on that.
It just compresses the coils a bit. You use the factory coils with the 5100's.
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And the ride is just slightly firmer but not at all harsh. it feels more stable on washboard gravel rods. before the upgrade the rear tended to wash out a bit now it tracks perfectly throught the same gravel. I am 100% satisfied with the end result and can recommend without hesitation
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And the ride is just slightly firmer but not at all harsh. it feels more stable on washboard gravel rods. before the upgrade the rear tended to wash out a bit now it tracks perfectly throught the same gravel. I am 100% satisfied with the end result and can recommend without hesitation
Thanks for the info guys! I really appreciate it! I was really debating on doing a 4" lift or just the leveling and I think I am gonna just do the leveling! When my tires get a little closer to needing replaced I will get the shocks and then jump to some 35's. Thanks again!
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