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Old 01-27-2009, 08:35 PM   #1
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Bilstein 5100 Leveling Struts

Hey I see on www.ntwonline.com they sell the 5100 leveling struts for $86.10 a piece. Are they worth getting if I want to lift my truck? How much lift do they give?
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I imagine that they are there as a sway bar. Its just a fancy way of doing the spacer lift.
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Hey I see on www.ntwonline.com they sell the 5100 leveling struts for $86.10 a piece. Are they worth getting if I want to lift my truck? How much lift do they give?
They're an awesome product. They'll offer you anywhere from 0"-2.5" (in the front) by preloading the springs. I'd recomend buying them from "down south motorsports" lotta people on here use them and i've never heard a bad thing.
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They're an awesome product. They'll offer you anywhere from 0"-2.5" (in the front) by preloading the springs. I'd recomend buying them from "down south motorsports" lotta people on here use them and i've never heard a bad thing.
Ditto.
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Ditto.
x3 I've done the lift and love it, very inexpensive and improves the handling of the truck. Good stuff!

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Old 01-27-2009, 09:42 PM   #6
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With the Billy 5100's you can go from 0"-2.5" inchs in the front. The rear 5100's are not adjustable.
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Ok so its up to 2.5 inches. I could go 265s but not 285s, how would the 265s look on a 16x8 wheel?
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Sounds great downsouth motorsports...
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You could still fit 285s... You're just looking at the possibility of having the do some inner fender trimming or spacing out the wheels a bit. Anybody else agree?
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minor trimming and 285's will fit that is what I did
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You could still fit 285s... You're just looking at the possibility of having the do some inner fender trimming or spacing out the wheels a bit. Anybody else agree?
Yep, did it here
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You could still fit 285s... You're just looking at the possibility of having the do some inner fender trimming or spacing out the wheels a bit. Anybody else agree?
Oh and I wasn't saying 2.5" wouldn't get the 285's in there, I was thinking at 2.5" that's not really a "leveling kit" you would also have to lift the rear to have the truck level and fit 285's.

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yea you would, I did 2.5 front and 1.5 in the rear. Sits close to level.
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They're an awesome product. They'll offer you anywhere from 0"-2.5" (in the front) by preloading the springs. I'd recomend buying them from "down south motorsports" lotta people on here use them and i've never heard a bad thing.
Totally agree. They're very helpful.
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Ok so its up to 2.5 inches. I could go 265s but not 285s, how would the 265s look on a 16x8 wheel?
I have the billys at 1.75 in the front and TSB springs in the rear.

with stock wheels.


This is with 265/75/r16 mtrs on a 8 in wheel.
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Or you can just get a 3" lift kit!!! Get 3" in the front and 2" in the back with an AAL!
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