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i have read alot about these shocks & i think i'm going to make the purchase.
i have a couple of questions:

1. is the best place to get them in Canada Essex Distributors?

2. Should I install them myself? if so anyone have an idea how long it takes?

3.Has anyone installed them & have any tips for me?

i am going with the 5100 adjustable ones im getting all 4!!

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I found Essex to be the cheapest for me and I looked around for a while.
I had my friends shop put them on for me. They said the rear was a breeze but the 2 up front had rusted bolts and he had to shear them of with a air chisel. That was the only hold up 2hrs in a shop on a hoist. They seem to give me a little harder ride but the gravel roads they perform as expected.
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Do i need to get the set of 4 shocks if all i want is the front lifted to level the truck? i hate to replace parts that don't need it (inless it is purely cosmetic that is!)
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No you do not need to replace the rears. In my case I tow a 20' bass baot on a lot of gravel roads and Gord at essex told me the truck would track better and hold a line through the washboard, I have to say he was 100% correct and I do not regret listening to him. Now that is MY case what you do with your truck may be different. Call and talk with him or any experianced person and do what you think is best for you. Hey you can always replace your rears later if you dont want to do it now and then decide you want to after the fact. the rears are a simple bolt on you can do your self in an hour or so
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No you do not need to replace the rears. In my case I tow a 20' bass baot on a lot of gravel roads and Gord at essex told me the truck would track better and hold a line through the washboard, I have to say he was 100% correct and I do not regret listening to him. Now that is MY case what you do with your truck may be different. Call and talk with him or any experianced person and do what you think is best for you. Hey you can always replace your rears later if you dont want to do it now and then decide you want to after the fact. the rears are a simple bolt on you can do your self in an hour or so
Thanks Crash; I did however order all four. they should be in some time next week and i hope to maybe install them next sunday. I did however notice something today while trying to figure out how much lift I needed to get teh front level. My truck is not level from right to left across the rear. Left side is lower by a full inch (and less than a quarter tank of fuel). Not sure what is up with that, but im going to toss out a post.
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My truck is not level from right to left across the rear. Left side is lower by a full inch (and less than a quarter tank of fuel). Not sure what is up with that, but im going to toss out a post.
It's called the Dodge Lean...a lot of us have it. It seems to be worse when you've got a full tank of fuel too.
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Yeah thanks Musclemckeester, I figured it might just be some sort of a lean.

I took it to the dealer yesterday and sure enough they claim it is perfectly level across the back. I know im no engineer, but i figured that even with a slight variance in ground height, measuring from the centre of the wheel hub to the bottom of the fender would give me a dead nuts accurate reading??
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anyone experience the "death wobble" when using just the bilstein shocks?? i'd like to raise my front end with these, but want to make sure the wobble won't show its face!
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i just got mine installed today & tried the 4x4 & guess what, i got the death wobble!!
it's only present when i 1st step on the gas in 4x4.

Does anyone know what's needed to be replaced to get rid of it?

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Best way to get rid of it........go back to stock. There is no "fix" for it unfortunately. I have it too, I just use 4x4 when I really need it, and it's never on smooth ground where I feel the shutter anyway. When I'm off road or cruising on the sand dunes in 4x4, I never feel it. On dry pavement I do, but you shouldn't be using it on pavement anyway unless it's really needed.
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i just got mine installed today & tried the 4x4 & guess what, i got the death wobble!!
it's only present when i 1st step on the gas in 4x4.

Does anyone know what's needed to be replaced to get rid of it?

I love the look of the truck now! The stance is now the way it should have looked!!
That slight shudder in 4wd from a stand still is normal and occurs when stock too especially if your front wheels are slightly turned when you gas it. You are confusing this with Death Wobble...If you ever experiance it you will know it... the steering wheel wants to come out of your hands the whole truck shakes and you feel the need to shit yourself.
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