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Anyone with them set to the 3rd setting for a good while ever come across any steering assembly problems or premature ball joint wear?

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I'm looking to purchase the 6112 set for my 2015 High Country.  However, whenever I enter the 6.2L engine size on Bilstein's website the 6112 series does not show up (even though it does for the smaller engine).  BattleBorn's website reports " This Part Will NOT Fit Your 2015 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 HIGH COUNTRY 8Cyl 6.2L"

 

Can anyone verify these should fit?

 

Also, is there a 5100 set that includes springs?

 

Where I'm attempting to purchase but I get that warning message: http://battlebornoffroad.net/bilstein-new-products/bilstein-6112/47273702/i-7531506.aspx

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12 hours ago, Eneerge said:

I'm looking to purchase the 6112 set for my 2015 High Country.  However, whenever I enter the 6.2L engine size on Bilstein's website the 6112 series does not show up (even though it does for the smaller engine).  BattleBorn's website reports " This Part Will NOT Fit Your 2015 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 HIGH COUNTRY 8Cyl 6.2L"

 

Can anyone verify these should fit?

 

Also, is there a 5100 set that includes springs?

 

Where I'm attempting to purchase but I get that warning message: http://battlebornoffroad.net/bilstein-new-products/bilstein-6112/47273702/i-7531506.aspx

Do you have magnetic ride? If you have traditional strut and springs they should work, i have a 2015 LTZ 6.2 and installed these a couple months ago with no issues. Hit battle born up on Facebook if you want a quick answer. 

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I can verify that the part # you have is correct. I have a 2017 Silverado 1500 High Country with the 6.2L motor. Motor doesn't impact part #. BSN-47-273702 is the 6112 part # for 2014-2018 Silverado 1500's. 

 

Part # for the 5100 series monotube = BSN-33-238319.

 

The 5100 does not come with Coils. I used the part # above for the rear. 

 

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I have got another question that may have already been answered.

 

I have a complete stock 2014 5.3l with the z71 offroad package.

 

Do I need the BILSTEIN 24186636 B8 5100 ( Rear; For Rear Lifted Height: 4" )

 

or do I need the

 

BILSTEIN 33238319 B8 5100 ( Rear; For Rear Lifted Height: 0-1")

 

As I don`t know if the z71 contains any lift or not.

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1 hour ago, movario said:

I have got another question that may have already been answered.

 

I have a complete stock 2014 5.3l with the z71 offroad package.

 

Do I need the BILSTEIN 24186636 B8 5100 ( Rear; For Rear Lifted Height: 4" )

 

or do I need the

 

BILSTEIN 33238319 B8 5100 ( Rear; For Rear Lifted Height: 0-1")

 

As I don`t know if the z71 contains any lift or not.

no lift on stock truck w z71

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For those of you who have 2WD with the OEM black shocks how would you compare the ride to 5100s? I'm at 75k miles and would LIKE to get 5100s but something tells me I don't NEED them likely until 100k. I mostly drive highway but get my teeth shaken out over bumps because im leveled..

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Hey guys, not sure if this has been asked yet, I searched and didn’t really find any info. My front 5200’s just showed up, but the have no boot on them and no spring perch. as in the photo. from what I’ve seen I know we reuse the stock coil, and I’m pretty sure we reuse the stock spring perch I just thought they’d come with some type of snap ring “converter” for our spring perch. Also it seems like the shroud inside our stock coil spring covers the section of the shock that a boot would. Is that maybe why ours (part number 24238304 for stock height adjustable) doesn’t come with a boot?
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22 minutes ago, slide187 said:

Hey guys, not sure if this has been asked yet, I searched and didn’t really find any info. My front 5200’s just showed up, but the have no boot on them and no spring perch. as in the photo. from what I’ve seen I know we reuse the stock coil, and I’m pretty sure we reuse the stock spring perch I just thought they’d come with some type of snap ring “converter” for our spring perch. Also it seems like the shroud inside our stock coil spring covers the section of the shock that a boot would. Is that maybe why ours (part number 24238304 for stock height adjustable) doesn’t come with a boot?
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I received exactly what you pictured when I ordered 5100’s. There should be a clip that goes around the rings on shock body. You reuse stock spring, upper and lower perch / mount. 

 

I re used stock strut shaft nut and stock lower shock nuts. The supplied bilstein strut shaft nut was not as deep as stock nut and I had a banging in front end on bumps after a few months using bilstein nut. If you look at stock strut shaft nut, threads are at the top and space at bottom so it won’t bottom out on threads. 

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Ok thank you, I’ll check it out. And yes the snap ring is already on the shockbody at the stock height setting.


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36 minutes ago, slide187 said:

Ok thank you, I’ll check it out. And yes the snap ring is already on the shockbody at the stock height setting. emoji1360.png


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Make sure you get truck aligned if installing on anything other than stock setting.

 

I put mine on 3rd notch from bottom for 1.75" of lift. Truck drove fine but TOE was way out and would have chewed tires. Got it aligned and 5,000 miles later tire wear is even.

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Thanks. I have heard that’s needed if lifting/leveling with these. I’m actually planning to stay stock height. But got the 5100’s so I have the option later. I’m planning on getting these in and driving for a little bit with the $h!tty SRA’s that came with it before I get the new tires I want so if there are any issues I work them out on the old tires haha. Also my dealer recently gave me an alignment for free (under the warranty) as we were diagnosing a thumping and it turned out to be these stock tires (shocker) but they were pretty cool about it. They actually drove it. Heard the thumping, did a rotation, noted that the thumping moved to the back, and then checked the alignment and saw that it was a little off, maybe even enuff to cause odd wear so they fixed it and did all of that under warranty. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I was baffled. Haha

 

 

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Purchased my 2014 Sierra 4WD a month ago, was already leveled unknown kit. The oem Ranchos were garbage and worn. I installed the Bilstein B8 5100s after reading this thread. Set at highest setting, removed the lower level and kept the top of strut level piece installed. Upgraded to 2” rear blocks and measures dead level 40.5” all around. Installed the shocks on the rear bolts down with the sticker reading correctly. Rides great and planted. Also put on 285/55/22 Nitto Ridge Grapplers. 

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36 minutes ago, jwtero said:

Purchased my 2014 Sierra 4WD a month ago, was already leveled unknown kit. The oem Ranchos were garbage and worn. I installed the Bilstein B8 5100s after reading this thread. Set at highest setting, removed the lower level and kept the top of strut level piece installed. Upgraded to 2” rear blocks and measures dead level 40.5” all around. Installed the shocks on the rear bolts down with the sticker reading correctly. Rides great and planted. Also put on 285/55/22 Nitto Ridge Grapplers. 

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perfect stance, good looking truck!!

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Purchased my 2014 Sierra 4WD a month ago, was already leveled unknown kit. The oem Ranchos were garbage and worn. I installed the Bilstein B8 5100s after reading this thread. Set at highest setting, removed the lower level and kept the top of strut level piece installed. Upgraded to 2” rear blocks and measures dead level 40.5” all around. Installed the shocks on the rear bolts down with the sticker reading correctly. Rides great and planted. Also put on 285/55/22 Nitto Ridge Grapplers. 
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