So I've been researching extensively for the last couple months about levelling my 2014 Sierra. I was gonna use the popular RC levelling kit but happen to stumble upon the billy 5100 ride height adjustable shocks. Just when I'm gonna pull the trigger on them billy's, I discover the 6116 kit... For those of you who are unfamiliar with the 6112 kit. the kit come with a weaker spring and a 60mm tube body, so its quite a bit thicker than the 46mm 5100 shocks. and we all know bigger is always better( thats what she said! ). It is also ride height adjustable by using a snap ring like the 5100 series. Basically its the 5100 on crack and steroids at the same time.
With all the info above, I have a few questions I hope you party animals can help me with:
1. Would preloading your spring cause any suspension component to wear faster and eventually fail, particular the ball joint on the upper control arm?
2. Would the 5100 shocks last as long as the oem shocks under the same driving conditions?
3. Would a ~$700 price tag justified for the 6112 kit.
4. My truck is seriously underdamped with the oem shocks, would the 5100 correct that? What effect would the new shock have on my truck.
5. What did the fox say?
Edited by yanzhixiang, 25 January 2015 - 11:46 PM.