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Leveling with Bilstein 5100

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5 hours ago, DeuceDeuce said:

Thanks to all the advice on this forum I leveled my 2016 with the 5100s. Tires are 275 60 20. Happy with the way it looks compared to stock. 

 

 

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3rd or 4th setting? 

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Hi,

 

Sorry for bringing this old thread to life, do you know if there is a length difference between OEM front shocks & B5100 ?

 

I plan to install them in the future and get a small front lift, but I don't want to loose downtravel if 3rd or 4th setting can Bottom out the shock before reaching the bump stops ? Did someone tried different settings to see if softness & downtravel are optimal on stock setting or no difference whatever the Notch selected ?

 

It's my only interrogation before deciding to order them :)

 

Thks,

 

Robin

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On ‎2‎/‎11‎/‎2020 at 10:39 PM, RobinhoodNC said:

Hi,

 

Sorry for bringing this old thread to life, do you know if there is a length difference between OEM front shocks & B5100 ?

 

I plan to install them in the future and get a small front lift, but I don't want to loose downtravel if 3rd or 4th setting can Bottom out the shock before reaching the bump stops ? Did someone tried different settings to see if softness & downtravel are optimal on stock setting or no difference whatever the Notch selected ?

 

It's my only interrogation before deciding to order them :)

 

Thks,

 

Robin

Bilstein will tell you that the 4600 shocks/struts are the same as the 5100 when comparing the ride of the truck but need the 5100 due to any lift so the 5100 has a different length.  I used a spacer and kept the 5100 at the lowest level and the ride is much more controlled and I like it more now than when I bought it brand new in February 2019. 

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On 8/23/2018 at 1:10 AM, agraves138 said:

Hey all, 

 

I just received my complete set of 5100's for my 2015 Silverado 1500 LT. I'm looking to level the front with the back using only the adjustments on the front struts (leaving the stock blocks, etc...). Presently the struts are on the stock setting (1 of 4 notches). My question is, which notch should I set the circlip on, to get the front level with the back? My truck is mainly a city driver, so I'm not worried about nose lift when towing and such. Just want the nose level with the rear during my city driving. Your help is appreciated.

 

Notch 1 - Stock

Notch 2 - 0.75" (19mm) Average Lift

Notch 3 - 1.26" (32mm) Average Lift

Notch 4 - 1.85" (46mm) Average Lift

 

Thanks, 

Ant

Great info.  Are new UCA’s needed?

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On 7/18/2019 at 3:46 PM, DeuceDeuce said:

Thanks to all the advice on this forum I leveled my 2016 with the 5100s. Tires are 275 60 20. Happy with the way it looks compared to stock. 

 

 

BAE76E0F-134D-4D78-91AE-BD649E7F717F.jpeg

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I remember reading on here that after leveling, a 275/60/20 tire on stock wheels would rub. I know that the tire doesn't rub on stock height. Do you know if your set up rubs anywhere? Not sure if this is true or not maybe someone can help.

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On 7/18/2019 at 5:46 PM, DeuceDeuce said:

Thanks to all the advice on this forum I leveled my 2016 with the 5100s. Tires are 275 60 20. Happy with the way it looks compared to stock. 

 

 

BAE76E0F-134D-4D78-91AE-BD649E7F717F.jpeg

E041CA23-E7C2-4A07-88D4-740EA6FBF5F4.jpeg

I have the 2018 model but used a Rugged Off Road spacer on the 5100 front struts and have no rubbing at full lock on either side.  

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5 hours ago, Silva said:

I remember reading on here that after leveling, a 275/60/20 tire on stock wheels would rub. I know that the tire doesn't rub on stock height. Do you know if your set up rubs anywhere? Not sure if this is true or not maybe someone can help.

Absolutely no rubbing.

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20 hours ago, DeuceDeuce said:

Absolutely no rubbing.

Thanks!

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I’m installing the 5100s to level my truck out to install wider wheels with 285 55 20 tires. I’ll need to run the fronts on the highest level to get the clearance I need. I do pull a trailer with my RZR pretty regularly. Will a 1” block in the rear be enough to keep me from running noise high or will I need 2”? 2015 Sierra All Terrain. 

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On 7/18/2019 at 6:46 PM, DeuceDeuce said:

Thanks to all the advice on this forum I leveled my 2016 with the 5100s. Tires are 275 60 20. Happy with the way it looks compared to stock. 

 

 

BAE76E0F-134D-4D78-91AE-BD649E7F717F.jpeg

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This is what I want to do. However, Any rubbing on UCA at all with this bilstein and tire size setup? Do you have the stamped steel UCA’s?   

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17 hours ago, CbrownGT said:

This is what I want to do. However, Any rubbing on UCA at all with this bilstein and tire size setup? Do you have the stamped steel UCA’s?   

No rubbing on anything.

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Bilstein 5100's at 4th notch:

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Whats the part# you guys use for front and rear? having a hard time trying to figure it out for my friends 17 gmc sierra

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On 12/11/2020 at 4:24 PM, BCMoto said:

Whats the part# you guys use for front and rear? having a hard time trying to figure it out for my friends 17 gmc sierra

Here are the part #'s I had for my 14 Sierra SLT. Assuming it isn't a Denali with Magneride these are the same part #'s you'll need. Link is from the set I ordered, however they were around 360 back in June timeframe.

 

Part Numbers 24-238304 and 33-238319

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AHQM0Z4/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

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