Kore / Adjustable Bilstein help

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  1. StevoTee

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    So my buddy (a GM tech)and I installed a lift/level kit today.
    Consisted of:
    - kore high angle cvs
    - Michigan metal works UCAs
    - kore 3.5" adjustable bilsteins @ 3.5"
    - icon vehicle dynamics 2.0 rear struts
    - icon vehicle dynamics 1.5" rear coils

    Dimensions before were; rear fender @ 39", front fender @ 36"
    Dimensions after were; rear fender @ 40.5"' front fender @ 41.5"
    Was hoping to have the front close to 39.5".

    Everything went smoothly minus the usual 'stuck' items that required some additional 'help'.

    I don't know why I got 5" of lift from these adjustable struts. We put them in the highest setting, which was only supposed to be 3.5".

    Only thing I can think of would be that put the Bilstein spring seat on upside down, but it seemed to only fit the one way.
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    We reused the stock spring seat, on top of the Bilstein one. Bilstein spring seat seemed to just be a part to connect the Bilstein retainer ring to the stock seat.

    Any ides? Don't know what to try with that.
    Thanks in advance.

    Install is similar to how regular Bilstein 5100 adjustable shocks are, just with a higher setting, so looking for guys that have installed those to respond as well...please!!!


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    Should've mentioned its a 2011 1500 sport.


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    Any pictures?
     
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    Yes pictures will help figure it out. Did you get an alignment yet? The front will drop some after an alignment but its pretty crazy you're 5" higher when its suppose to be 3.5" or less
     
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    This is the "spacer" which slides over the body of the strut and butts up against the snap ring.

    No alignment yet, didn't see a point since its off by so much.

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    Pictures of the lift on the truck? :waytogo:
     
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    No pics yet, and I don't have the truck, it's at the shop still.

    When you use the 5100 adjustable shocks, are you supposed to put the stock strut mount (slides over the strut) directly on the snap ring?

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    That pic you posted. That piece should be placed over the strut with the fatter end down and it so it slides over the snap ring. I think its slightly tapered so the weight of it helps secure the snap ring in the groove as well.Only reason iI point that out because you seemed questionable and said it "butts" up against it" as opposed to slides over. That would definitely add the questionable height you have!
     
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    Yah, I found some more detailed instructions (didn't have any when we did it), and now I'm pretty sure that's where we messed up. Think all we have to do is flip it.

    I just hope that it didn't mess up the strut/ring or both.... keeping my fingers crossed.
     
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    So, we had one installed right side up and the other upside down... Switched the one which was upside down and reinstalled.

    Measured the strut assembly and was still the same length (5" of lift). Lowered the ring to stock setting and was still getting 2.5" of lift.... Wtf?

    So, I'm at a loss. Going to bump it 2 settings up so it's close to level....

    Any ideas?


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