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Old 12-28-2011, 02:34 PM
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I just ordered my Bilsteins for the front and 1-1/5" spacers for the rear. I plan on installing myself and plan on documenting the install.
The Rev - I am REALLY curious how you make out and please state which setting you set the Bilsteins to . I have an '11 Outdoorsman and there is so much controversy on leveling the TRX/Outdoorsman because of the .7 ride height difference from a standard Ram and stress on the CV joints.
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BDM218, I'll definitely post on how the install goes. I should receive the parts tomorrow and hopefuly can get to it this weekend.

From what I can gather from the Bilstein instructions I downloaded from their site, it looks like it doesn't matter whether or not you have the TRX/Outdoorsman suspension, becuse if you go to the max setting on the Bilsteins (2.8") it doesn't add 2.8" on top of the factory lift of .7", you only get an additional 2.1" to bring you to a total of @.8". So, following that logic, whether you have a standard Ram suspension or a TRX/Outdoorsman suspesion, you will be at the same overall height with whatever level you select on the Bilsteins.
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I just ordered my Bilsteins for the front and 1-1/5" spacers for the rear. I plan on installing myself and plan on documenting the install.

For those of you who have already done this install, did you need to get an alignment afterwards? Thanks.
So you want it to still have a front rake then? Okay, to each his/her own I suppose. But no matter what you do you will definately want to spend the money on an alignment, and immediately after the install too. Whenever you mess with the front geometry you want to get things aligned again. Have fun!
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Yes, I want to keep the rake, because when I carry my quad in the back it drops down below the front. Besides, until I started reading about leveling kits here on the forum, I kinda liked the stance of the Ram.
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Finished the install yesterday. I went with settin 4 of 5 on the Bilsteins and got about 1-1/2" lift in the front. Rides great!
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im not looking to raise the back, im looking to level the truck.
i thought of another question.
I have 22" rims on there now but i want change them to an 18" rim does anyone have any suggestions on tire size? the 22" rims are too much for when i pull a 30ft trailer i need more tire less rim.
Im also looking for an aggressive tire but one that one that wont be noisy going down the road. i was looking at the toyo MT what do you think?

Do you have pics of the 22" rims with the leveling kit. Im thinking of doing the same
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Been looking forward to your end result Rev...glad it worked out! Have you had a chance to try out 4 wheel drive yet? I'm curious if you have any vibration. I also think once I order them, I will be going with the same setting. Truck looks great now!!
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Been looking forward to your end result Rev...glad it worked out! Have you had a chance to try out 4 wheel drive yet? I'm curious if you have any vibration. I also think once I order them, I will be going with the same setting. Truck looks great now!!
I put it in and out of 4WD a few times on hard dry pavement at varing speeds. No issues, no vibration. I haven't installed the rear coil spring spacers yet, will do that this weekend, then get an alignment done.

Thanks for the compliment, and good luck with your install!
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I put it in and out of 4WD a few times on hard dry pavement at varing speeds. No issues, no vibration. I haven't installed the rear coil spring spacers yet, will do that this weekend, then get an alignment done.
You're one of the lucky ones. Most get the vibrations, some don't.
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Hey guys I now this post is a little late in the thread and forgive me if I am way off base since my Dodge is not 4 wheel drive. I have a jeep cherokee with a total of 7 inches of lift and 35s on it and all i did was install a transfer case lowering kit that eliminated the vibrations that you guys are getting from your leveling kits Also from some of the descriptions that I have read Death Wobble is a violent shaking that occurs when bumps are hit , at certain speeds (random), and sometimes when turning which can cause a vehicle to lose control hence the term Death Wobble. This problem is usually the result of worn or misaligned steering components
Vibrations when in 4 wheel and at certain speeds is considered basic driveline vibration that are usually caused by the driveshaft angles not being right which is why I ask if you guys could install a transfer case lowering kit to solve that problem
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