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Originally Posted by Scgirardi The 2" spacer is a much cheaper route. Also when people say the ride is "better" ...


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Old 01-06-2017, 12:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Originally Posted by Scgirardi View Post
The 2" spacer is a much cheaper route. Also when people say the ride is "better" then OEM that is preference. Some like a stiff ride that Bilstein provides. I personally do not care for a stiff ride. If I did I would have bought a 2500. Also if your truck plans on being a street princess the Bilsteins are over kill. And as far as your stock tires looking to small, once again preference. Some like the "stuffed" look. others don't. It's your truck, who cares if others think the tires look to small or to big.
In my case, the Bilsteins have made my truck feel more planted and well behaved as the "street princess" that she is.

The OEM shock is simply not designed for a truck, let alone a spacer. The OEM shocks would bottom out easily and were bouncy. Any bump in the road at highway speeds would unsettle the suspension causing the bounce mid corner.

Comparing a 2500 to a Bilstein 5100-leveled 1500? My '16 2500 CTD rode much "stiffer" than my leveled 1500.

To the OP: IMO Get the Bilsteins if you can, for the money it is the best option when leveling.


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Originally Posted by J.V. View Post
Looked into the bilstien 5100 and called around town here . I'm looking around 500-550 bucks purchased and installed. Does that seem about right to you guys? Anyone here have significant problems with your suspension with just a leveling kit?
That sounds about right. The set of Bilstein 24-187367 are typically around $230 shipped. So with about 2.5 hours of labor and an alignment $500-550 is right in the ball park.

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The 2" spacer is a much cheaper route. Also when people say the ride is "better" then OEM that is preference. Some like a stiff ride that Bilstein provides. I personally do not care for a stiff ride. If I did I would have bought a 2500. Also if your truck plans on being a street princess the Bilsteins are over kill. And as far as your stock tires looking to small, once again preference. Some like the "stuffed" look. others don't. It's your truck, who cares if others think the tires look to small or to big.
In the long run spacers have the tendency to cost more than Bilstein 5100's. They're far more likely to have issues with the upper ball joint popping out which will then cost you more money for new UCA's etc. That does depend on the truck obviously but for 2013+ trucks that is often the case.


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I put the spacer on mine. I don't see it being a big problem, maybe if your going off road. There are dealers that install them on new trucks. I wanted
Mine raised in the front because the front air damn would drag on some curbs. I'm going to raise the back 1 in. I don't want it nose high when towing the boat. I don't see anything wrong with the bilstein, more work and cost for me. Spacers installed by me in around a hour or so. 50 bucks.
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The total cost for my 5100s not including the free alignment package I have at Firestone was about $565 since this shop charged me 3 labor hours. Yeah I might've paid a smaller premium, but I'd much rather pay for a better quality product with Bilstein compared to higher liability with other options out there. To each his own.
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Originally Posted by freefallin View Post
In my case, the Bilsteins have made my truck feel more planted and well behaved as the "street princess" that she is.

The OEM shock is simply not designed for a truck, let alone a spacer. The OEM shocks would bottom out easily and were bouncy. Any bump in the road at highway speeds would unsettle the suspension causing the bounce mid corner.

Comparing a 2500 to a Bilstein 5100-leveled 1500? My '16 2500 CTD rode much "stiffer" than my leveled 1500.

To the OP: IMO Get the Bilsteins if you can, for the money it is the best option when leveling.
The stock shocks are of course designed for a truck, a heavy truck. You can't just say things because you have opinions, opinions would be " I don't think those shocks should have been used on a truck " , instead you insert something as if you know they weren't designed that way. that's just false, the logic is false, the statement is false.
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The stock shocks are of course designed for a truck, a heavy truck. You can't just say things because you have opinions, opinions would be " I don't think those shocks should have been used on a truck " , instead you insert something as if you know they weren't designed that way. that's just false, the logic is false, the statement is false.
LOL I can't believe this dude isn't banned yet.
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the factory shocks are designed for pavement queens and make the truck handle like garbage.
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Originally Posted by J.V. View Post
I'm new to the forum and had a question about leveling my 2015 ram 1500. I'm thinking about having les Shwab install a 2" front only leveling kit. My question is would it look weird with stock tire size? I put bf all terrain ko2 when I first bought it and I wanna wear them out first. Any thoughts?
Here is my 2015 with a 2.5inch MaxTrac level, stock size, with BFGKo2.

Get the Maxtrac as it avoids the ball joint issue with a two piece install.
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Originally Posted by brandonjansen View Post
That sounds about right. The set of Bilstein 24-187367 are typically around $230 shipped. So with about 2.5 hours of labor and an alignment $500-550 is right in the ball park.



In the long run spacers have the tendency to cost more than Bilstein 5100's. They're far more likely to have issues with the upper ball joint popping out which will then cost you more money for new UCA's etc. That does depend on the truck obviously but for 2013+ trucks that is often the case.
Not all spacers. The Maxtrac system avoids this.


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Originally Posted by DILLIGAF View Post
the factory shocks are designed for pavement queens and make the truck handle like garbage.
I prefer the term "Pavement Princess" thank you.
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