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3 hours ago, REDOO2000 said:

I think these shit shocks definitely have something to do with it

As I suspected...…..  

Too many members here give them credit where actually NO credit should be due.

I recommend the Bilstein 4600s or 5100s. Same internal valving. One is yellow, one is silver and allows up to 2" of lift (1.85 in front to be exact)

The rears can be replaced in about 20 minutes with two wrenches. I can assure you will notice a huge improvement and no more skipping around. :thumbs:

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Here is a 145 page thread on the Bilstein upgrade.

For now just read page 145 and see how just 2 members on this page alone rated the difference over the factory Rancho...….

 

 

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23 hours ago, Sierra Dan said:

As I suspected...…..  

Too many members here give them credit where actually NO credit should be due.

I recommend the Bilstein 4600s or 5100s. Same internal valving. One is yellow, one is silver and allows up to 2" of lift (1.85 in front to be exact)

The rears can be replaced in about 20 minutes with two wrenches. I can assure you will notice a huge improvement and no more skipping around. :thumbs:

question for you...I currently have a RC level kit in front, factory rear...if i were to switch to bilstiens, could i just leave the level in place and replace the ranchos with the yellow 4600 bilsteins?   

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Pete, the answer is Yes.

You can also replace the Ranchos with 5100s and keep them on the bottom snap ring or "0 inches" of lift.

The 4600 and 5100s are the same internally.

I would install 5100s if you prefer the looks of the silver metal appearance with a black boot over the yellow body with blue boot of the 4600.

Cost wise there isn't much difference between the two.

I went with 5100s because the silver and black matched my black sierra better than yellow and blue :thumbs:

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On 5/17/2019 at 8:01 AM, Sierra Dan said:

Pete, the answer is Yes.

You can also replace the Ranchos with 5100s and keep them on the bottom snap ring or "0 inches" of lift.

The 4600 and 5100s are the same internally.

I would install 5100s if you prefer the looks of the silver metal appearance with a black boot over the yellow body with blue boot of the 4600.

Cost wise there isn't much difference between the two.

I went with 5100s because the silver and black matched my black sierra better than yellow and blue :thumbs:

ah, gotcha!  I thought the 5100's were noticably more expensive...maybe a silly question, but is the .15 inch difference (1.85" lift on the 5100) noticeable compared to a full 2" level?

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Could be wrong but the longer shocks aren't going to give you a lift all on their own. They are probably just compatible with more lift than the other shocks...

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28 minutes ago, spenpet said:

ah, gotcha!  I thought the 5100's were noticably more expensive...maybe a silly question, but is the .15 inch difference (1.85" lift on the 5100) noticeable compared to a full 2" level?

Yes, i would suspect that a true 2" lift, i.e. spacer top or bottom would be noticeable higher by about a quarter inch or so over the Bilstein 5100s 1.85" of lift at top setting.

In my instance i have a bit of rake left which i prefer. 

All trucks are different. New, old etc. so there are variables when it comes to where they sit from the factory before the lift.

Some guys like a hair of rake left after the front "level",  some like the front fender top and rear fender top to be in exact alignment. So it is your personal preference. :thumbs:

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25 minutes ago, BringTheRain403 said:

Could be wrong but the longer shocks aren't going to give you a lift all on their own. They are probably just compatible with more lift than the other shocks...

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True. The longer rod simply allows for more travel when raised that additional 2" max amount.

Personally I prefer the newer modern look of the 5100 over the yellow painted 4600.

My '94 RCSB Silverado Z71 came from the factory with Bilstein 4600s. The yellow and blue fit my truck as it was an indigo blue metallic color.

Then again you could re-paint a 4600 whatever color you want to match your truck if you do not want or need the +2" of the 5100.

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