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  1. Lol, Sorry for the Title. Im looking for some advice. I just replaced stock rancho shocks all the way around with bilstein 5100s. Now, When the shocks were still "breaking in" the ride was fantastic. Now, about 4,000 miles later, i'm rocking like a boat again in the front. Not nearly as bad considering how bad the OEM shocks were. Here is an example of what was on the truck when I bought it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u-To7Nn0bE Can anyone tell me what I can do to get a smoother ride? I will say its ALL highway miles-45 miles in Dallas daily (you can imagine what thats like) I was looking at hellwig sway bars but would that help? My sway bar and bushings look brand new!
  2. Have any of you ever removed the rear block to level (or somewhat level) the truck? I have a 2017 Sierra 1500 SLT Crew Cab and am just trying to level it. I have no need to lift it and will not be towing anything at any point. It seems like just removing the rear block would be less invasive than messing with the geometry of the front end with a 5100 set at max height. 4 Wheel Parts has a great President's Day sale on the adjustable 5100s + free install (great deal for the fronts) + $152 alignment + tax...so $535 out the door price for me in southern CA. But removing the rear block is free. My goal is to level the truck as much as I can and probably keep the stock tire size. I have a supercharger too, so maybe lowering the rear an inch and a half is better than raising the front. Is it a wise idea to remove the rear block to accomplish this level?????
  3. Not to beat a dead horse but I can only seem to find info on 2014-2016.... My Truck: 2017 Sierra CC SLT 5.3 with the stock 20in (20x9) rims & Bilstein 5100s at 1.25" I want to get new tires (nitto ridge grapplers or toyos etc) and I would like to move up to a 285/55r20 if possible. From what I've read I know the UCAs changed for 2017 making guys experience rubbing on the UCAs with 33s on levels. Was wondering if anyone had done a 285/55 on stock rims with stock height or Bilsteins and did they rub, or rub all the time/just full lock? TIA -Ed
  4. I know the 6112s are semi-new to the community. My question is what would be the lowest possible notch I can install these and still have enough clearance to fit 275X 65R 20 KO2s. I’d imagine the notch settings are similar to the 5100s accept there is 1 extra notch I believe. I have been searching online for the past week and cannot find anyone that confirms the lowest possible setting to fit these tires. I know I can install them at the highest setting and fit just fine, But I am trying to keep rake in the rear due to occasional towing and i do not want to add a leveling block to the rears. I was thinking the third notch (1.25” of lift) would work but I’m not sure if It will get rubbing. Does anyone have any idea on this? I currently have a 2.5 inch leveling spacer but do not want to install it when I switch to the Bilstein 6112s. Thanks!
  5. Rancho RS9000XL vs Bilstein 5100 I am at 72k and preparing/saving up for shock replacement on all four corners. I like the that the Rancho RS9000XL can be adjusted (claimed 400% difference between lowest and highest setting). I always hear good things about the Bilstein 5100s though. Any experience with the Rancho RS9000XL shocks? (Front): Ranch RS9000XL: http://www.gorancho.com/products/shock-absorbers/rs9000xl-performance-strut/rancho-rs9000xl-strut-rs999830.html (Rear) Rancho RS9000XL: http://www.gorancho.com/products/shock-absorbers/rs9000xl-shock-absorber/rancho-rs9000xl-shock-absorber-rs999198.html Total for four: ~$527 (Front) Bilstein 5100: https://www.bilstein.com/us/en/product-search-detail/?ItemId=6188925713238092455&YearId=4357058600109566749&MakeId=4463563413472551677&ModelId=1723229799825481433&SubModelId=5482975663341996073 (Rear) Bilstein 5100: https://www.bilstein.com/us/en/product-search-detail/?ItemId=7911004732752982112&YearId=4357058600109566749&MakeId=4463563413472551677&ModelId=1723229799825481433&SubModelId=5482975663341996073 Total for four: ~$345
  6. What tire setups are people running with Bilstein 5100's and Body lift? Been searching around and havent found too much luck. Tire options on stock 18" wheels (+24mm offset I believe) are pretty much: 275/70, 285/70 or 295/70. Thinking the 295/70 may be too much tire and rub sway bar. Wheel liner will be zip tied. Current setup: Bilstein 5100 at full height 1.5" Zone body lift
  7. About 3 weeks I had a set of Bilstein 5100’s installed and set to the highest level. Afterwards I noticed a pop noise when turning at a slow rate on both side time to time. So today I had the shop that installed my bilstein’s check over everything on my truck due to the popping noise I had in the front. They drove it and checked it 3 different times and couldn’t find as issue. I watched them tighten everything and double check everything. I guess it was something already wrong before I got the shocks added, so now I have to hope my extended warranty will cover it workout being voided. I was told by someone that since I added shocks and struts versus just a spacer kit it should’nt void anything. Now I can only hope they cover it
  8. I have a 2014 Sierra 1500. I am due for new tires so I am going to go a size bigger and keep the stock rims (265/65r18 to 275/65/r18). Before I do this, I plan on changing out all of the shocks and installing the bilstein 5100's. I figured this was the best option for ride quality, while still being able to add a little extra height to the truck without putting too much stress on any other parts. My question is, has anyone set the front shocks to the height setting (is there any downside to this?) and then the rear to the highest setting (1"). If so, can does this still create enough rake to give the truck a leveled look when pulling a trailer? I dont like the nose high look. Looking for any recommendations on what i should set the shocks to in order to achieve more height on the truck, but be able to tow without the nose being higher than the back. Include pictures if you have them! I am also assuming i should get an alignment after installing the shocks and new tires right? Thanks, Ted
  9. So I finally found some bilstein 5100's for my 2015 Silverado. They are shipped and should be here beginning of next week cant wait to see how they ride!
  10. Trying to find the bilstein 5100s. Amazon is usually my go to place since I live in Alaska, however they said they cant ship Bilsteins here because the Manufacture wont let them. I call BS on that, so I am looking for another place to purchase my shocks. Where did you buy yours and what did you pay? Here are the part numbers I am looking at. 24-186735 front shocks, 24-191203 rear shocks, 33-174525 steering stabilizer.
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