2 inch front leveling kit

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  1. freefallin

    freefallin Senior Member

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    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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    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.
     
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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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    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. :flipthebird:
     
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    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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    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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    Not all spacers. The Maxtrac system avoids this.
     
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    I prefer the term "Pavement Princess" thank you.
     
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