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Old 11-16-2009, 07:03 PM   #1
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2" vs 3" leveling and alignment?

Hi All. I'm a newbee here, so first, Howdy! I've got a 2nd gen. (08) DC 4x4 and put in the cheap-o 3" strut spacer leveling kit and don't like the alignment issues that have come with it. It was also higher than I expected (no, I probably don't know how to use a ruler!) and I've decided I don't really need/want that much lift. Wondering if a 2" would be much better on alignment or if I have to go the more expensive route with the Bilstein 5100s. I don't really want to (have the money to) do the UACs after spending so much on the truck!!!
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:05 PM   #2
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The 5100's would give a much better ride. And setting them on the 1.75" setting is much better on the alignment. Welcome to TW!
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Thanks! So, it seems to me that you'd have to realign each time you changed setting on the 5100s--is that right? My guess is you pick one, align it, then stick with it? Forgive my ignorance...
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Any other mods needed for the 5100s? And does the installation require a spring compression or anything? I had no trouble putting in the spacers, but not sure if the 5100s would be as easy. Any thoughts?
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:49 PM   #5
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Thanks! So, it seems to me that you'd have to realign each time you changed setting on the 5100s--is that right? My guess is you pick one, align it, then stick with it? Forgive my ignorance...
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Any other mods needed for the 5100s? And does the installation require a spring compression or anything? I had no trouble putting in the spacers, but not sure if the 5100s would be as easy. Any thoughts?
You need a spring compressor to install.
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Thanks for the info!! I think I'll do it.
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:23 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info!! I think I'll do it.
Glad to help. Post pics when you get a chance. We all love pics
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Will do! I might even take some pictures of the truck!
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:38 PM   #9
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Will do! I might even take some pictures of the truck!
LOL! Thats what we like to see....
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Hey one more thought--is it fine to have the stock bilsteins in the back with the 5100s in the front?
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:03 PM   #11
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Hey one more thought--is it fine to have the stock bilsteins in the back with the 5100s in the front?
Yeah, but the 5100's are a huge upgrade over the OEM ones...You wouldnt regret getting them for the rear too.
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More to think about... Thanks a ton. I'll post pics!!
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:12 PM   #13
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More to think about... Thanks a ton. I'll post pics!!
Keep in mind, You can get all 4 5100's for under $300.00 from Downsouth motor sports.
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