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I have not had any experiences with the strut spacer shown, but i do know a lot of trucks on here that run the bilstein 5100 shocks and struts which are adjustable to give you the desired levelled look. This '17 is the second truck that i have ran the Bilstein 5100 on (other was same '14). I personally do not like the levelled look as i do pull a trailer more than some, but others here do run the Bilstein 5100 levelled with great success.

it may cost a bit more, but i think its offset by the fact you get a high quality shock and strut all the way around the truck. In my set up the OE shocks and struts couldn't handle the use i run with the truck.

Cheers Enjoy the Truck!
 

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I have no experience with that kit either. I leveled my 17 with bilsteins a couple months ago and have had zero issues.
 

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It's Canada so everything is expensive :)

Biggest use will be general travel and getting through the snow (Eastern Canada). My biggest concerns are ride quality not being changed and not causing any damage to the new truck.

Any more thoughts? Does anything else need to be changed if I went with the bilsteins?
 

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It's Canada so everything is expensive :)

Biggest use will be general travel and getting through the snow (Eastern Canada). My biggest concerns are ride quality not being changed and not causing any damage to the new truck.

Any more thoughts? Does anything else need to be changed if I went with the bilsteins?
No, the Bilstein's are the only thing that gets changed. I'm in Canada and paid about $350 for them. The ride quality improved a bit over stock IMO. Got the Bilsteins from Amazon from a BC company called Essex Distribution.
 

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That thing and the "puck" are the exact same thing except that particular one they machine to look all pretty and use fancy words to describe it. I have the rough country 2.5" on mine and have had it for close to 50k of hard driving with not a single issue. I believe I paid 120 with the 3/4" spacers for the rear too. Don't be sucked in by flashy parts and big words.. a spacer is a spacer. By all means if using that over a more affordable one will give you peace of mind.. go for it, just seems expensive for what it really is.
 

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Looking at getting this kit installed by a local shop. They said it shouldn't cause any premature wear and will not void the warranty in any way?

ReadyLift 66-1030
https://www.readylift.com/2009-2016-dodge-front-leveling-suspension-strut-extension-1.html

Since it is a strut extension and not a "puck" design, it should not cause any issues correct? Will it change ride quality?

Any responses appreciated.
Thanks,
I installed the same 2" leveling kit a couple of weeks ago on my 2017 and it rides the same as factory as far as I can tell. Looks a heck of a lot better and haven't se n any change in fuel consumption rates.
 
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