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Bilstein shocks thread

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25 minutes ago, jimbrown1 said:

I have this setup but I left the front shocks at stock setting and used a Rugged Off-road spacer.  This is on a 2018 Sierra Crew Cab.  No rubbing with the 275/60/20 BFG tires.  

Thanks. Is the Rugged off road spacer under the strut or on the top? 

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4 minutes ago, CbrownGT said:

Thanks. Is the Rugged off road spacer under the strut or on the top? 

Bottom of strut

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1 hour ago, jimbrown1 said:

Bottom of strut

Thanks. Assuming you have no rubbing with this setup I would think/hope I can just do the bilsteins at 3rd setting and have no rub. Getting the tires on tomorrow at stock height and they should clear. But I’d love to level some as my 14 was leveled like this 

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16 hours ago, CbrownGT said:

Been trying to comb through this and utilize search function but..anyone with a 16-18 with stamped steel UCA’s running the 5100’s up front at settings 2, 3, or 4 and a stock 20 inch rim with a 33 inch tire (275/60/20 specifically) and have zero or minimal rubbing on UCA?  Having a hard time finding answers on this 

I used to have that setup.  1.2" lift with bilsteins, 275/60r20 on 20x9 +24 and no rub. Offset is far more of the issue.  If you're on +0 with a 33, it will most likely have rubbing. 

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Question on the ride quality (2014 Crew cab, standard bed, 4x4). Replaced front and rear with 5100. The rear shock arrived first installed them. Smooth ride in city, but on the high that has those ruts on the road seem the rear bounce like a basket ball. When the front came in installed (on the lowest setting) thinking it would fix the problem. The bounce is still there. If I change the front setting to the third rung would this help or not? Thank you.

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I don’t see where changing the front would change the ride in the rear any noticeable amount.

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48 minutes ago, 14LTZ-1LZ said:

Question on the ride quality (2014 Crew cab, standard bed, 4x4). Replaced front and rear with 5100. The rear shock arrived first installed them. Smooth ride in city, but on the high that has those ruts on the road seem the rear bounce like a basket ball. When the front came in installed (on the lowest setting) thinking it would fix the problem. The bounce is still there. If I change the front setting to the third rung would this help or not? Thank you.

Here I was thinking it was only me this entire time... Same here more trampoline like tho. Sorta float.

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My fronts are on the 4th setting fwiw

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I just spent an hour or so and went back about 45 pages. Have a couple questions after a little back ground. I traded my 07 Sierra with 435,000 on it and had run Bilsteins for the last 300,000 so I am a big fan of Bilsteins. I have them on my 92 Typhoon also. . I now have an 18 100th Anniversary edition.  I have 110,000 on it and am looking for new shocks. Not going to raise or lower it, stock height is fine with me. It has factory 22's on it.  Changing from the horrible Brdgestone tires to Michelins made a hugh difference. Any opinions on the which shocks to get? Anyone with a similar truck and your shock experiences? Based on what I have been reading the 5100's look like the way to go. 

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I just spent an hour or so and went back about 45 pages. Have a couple questions after a little back ground. I traded my 07 Sierra with 435,000 on it and had run Bilsteins for the last 300,000 so I am a big fan of Bilsteins. I have them on my 92 Typhoon also. . I now have an 18 100th Anniversary edition.  I have 110,000 on it and am looking for new shocks. Not going to raise or lower it, stock height is fine with me. It has factory 22's on it.  Changing from the horrible Brdgestone tires to Michelins made a hugh difference. Any opinions on the which shocks to get? Anyone with a similar truck and your shock experiences? Based on what I have been reading the 5100's look like the way to go. 

I had the Bilstein 4600s on my 2000 Silverado and I would highly recommend them. Since you are not lifting, you don’t need the 5100s. The 4600s will give you a smoother ride than the 5100s.

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24 minutes ago, Willard Burnight said:

Bilstein 5100. What gives a better ride. Having it at the top setting or having it at the lowest stock setting with a spacer on top of strut for a 2in level?

Is anybody taking time to read through at least some of this thread before asking?...

 

Front Bilstein 5100's are not meant to be used with a spacer. That's why they have the different settings. My guess, is that the 5100's at the lowest/ stock settings with a spacer,,would be a harsher ride than the 5100's on the top setting

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Is anybody taking time to read through at least some of this thread before asking?...


You’re posting answers voluntarily. Why get upset when someone asks a question? If you don’t want to answer, then don’t.

I can’t blame a guy for not reading through hundreds of posts that aren’t answering his question anyway.

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You’re posting answers voluntarily. Why get upset when someone asks a question? If you don’t want to answer, then don’t.

 

I can’t blame a guy for not reading through hundreds of posts that aren’t answering his question anyway.

 

Actually there are many many many good post that answer your question. Indepth at that. Even go into why no diff would be felt with change of height setting.

 

Must grow thick skin. Just giving you a hard time...

 

 

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