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I just ordered a 4" BDS lift kit with 3" rear coil springs, and I also have Bilstein 5100 adjustable ...


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Old 12-19-2016, 10:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just ordered a 4" BDS lift kit with 3" rear coil springs, and I also have Bilstein 5100 adjustable front struts to level it out. Anyone else running this setup? What did you set your Bilsteins to for a level ride? I don't want much rake. I have nearly a 3" rake as stock.

The install shop says that BDS has a limit for the front level lift, like 2.5"?? Anyone else hear of that? The shop is an authorized BDS dealer/installer.


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I have the zone 4 inch lift which is the same as the BDS and I have my shack set at 1.4 truck sits leve.
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I have the zone 4 inch lift which is the same as the BDS and I have my shack set at 1.4 truck sits leve.


Do you have 2" rear spacers or the 3" rear coil springs?


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My buddy has the same lift and setup (3" coils) and has his Bils at 2.1.


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Do you have 2" rear spacers or the 3" rear coil springs?


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I have the 3 inch coil springs.
looks good. 35" tires?


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If you have 3" of rake you'll likely want to set the Bilsteins at 1.4". This will remove a total of 2.4" of rake from your truck. It's typically to leave about 0.5" of rake to avoid looking nose high and to allow for a bit of sag when towing/hauling. If you wanted you could set them at 2.1" to remove 3.1" of rake but your truck will likely be sitting nose high with that setup.
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If you have 3" of rake you'll likely want to set the Bilsteins at 1.4". This will remove a total of 2.4" of rake from your truck. It's typically to leave about 0.5" of rake to avoid looking nose high and to allow for a bit of sag when towing/hauling. If you wanted you could set them at 2.1" to remove 3.1" of rake but your truck will likely be sitting nose high with that setup.

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Nice choice..... Waiting for pics.

So Anyone one know what Bils should be set at for Zone 4/2? Maybe @ 0.7 if 1.4 works to level out 3inch coils. I like less wheel gap so doing Zone 4/2 soon with -24offset rims and 35's.


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wonder if you had the right wheels and tires if 37's will fit on that.
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