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Bilstein 5100s are a HUGE upgrade!


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5 hours ago, Mike Borowski said:

HUGE difference. The rear is planted like it should be. The whole truck drives better. Sooo worth the cost. I want to do the fronts now but just the rears alone with stocks fronts are soooo much better. 

Same here , the “planted” feel is a massive improvement.. do the fronts, you will be equally happy.  My wife never notices mods, till we were driving thru a peach farm this weekend and she says  “this truck rides so much better now.”    

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4 minutes ago, romclean1 said:

Same here , the “planted” feel is a massive improvement.. do the fronts, you will be equally happy.  My wife never notices mods, till we were driving thru a peach farm this weekend and she’s says  “this truck rides so much better now.”    

Ha ha I think my wife will notice too!  I didn’t even tell her about them but she noticed how bouncy it was when I got it. 
 

Did you have someone install the fronts?  That’s not at-home weekend mechanic type job like the rears right?

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1 hour ago, Mike Borowski said:

I’m 100% happy with them!  It’s pretty rare I’m 100% happy with anything lol. 
 

Shouldn’t your 2020 use the same as mine unless it’s a TB?

I would assume so.  I do not have the TB, just an LT Z71.  Can you provide me the exact part numbers you used?  I am having trouble locating them, maybe I am looking for the wrong part number.

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12 minutes ago, Mike Borowski said:

Ha ha I think my wife will notice too!  I didn’t even tell her about them but she noticed how bouncy it was when I got it. 
 

Did you have someone install the fronts?  That’s not at-home weekend mechanic type job like the rears right?

Yes, had a friend install them at his shop.  I’m sure a lot of guys here have done it in the driveway tho.  Those springs scream let someone who knows exactly what’s he’s doing do it. 

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8 minutes ago, Cmp8254 said:

I would assume so.  I do not have the TB, just an LT Z71.  Can you provide me the exact part numbers you used?  I am having trouble locating them, maybe I am looking for the wrong part number.

 

These are what I used and where I ordered. 
 

https://www.bilsteinlifts.com/shop/chevy-gmc/silverado-1500/2019/bilstein-0-1-rear-lift-shocks-for-2019-chevy-silverado-1500-4wd/

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6 minutes ago, romclean1 said:

Yes, had a friend install them at his shop.  I’m sure a lot of guys here have done it in the driveway tho.  Those springs scream let someone who knows exactly what’s he’s doing do it. 

Haha yeah that’s not something I want to attempt. Does it handle better with the fronts done? Or do you mostly notice better ride quality?

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18 minutes ago, Mike Borowski said:

Haha yeah that’s not something I want to attempt. Does it handle better with the fronts done? Or do you mostly notice better ride quality?

Better ride all around.  takes the spine twist out of uneven rough terrain and the front end feels more seated cornering on a fast smooth curve.  More refined and predictable.

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I had a set of 5100's installed on my 19 GMC X31 this morning. Now the truck rides and drives like it should have from the factory. The "float" I had is gone. As the rest have said, just a better ride all around. I had mine installed at a local shop I use and they charged $225 to install the shocks and struts and did an alignment on it. Very happy with it now. 

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9 minutes ago, Hunter11 said:

I had a set of 5100's installed on my 19 GMC X31 this morning. Now the truck rides and drives like it should have from the factory. The "float" I had is gone. As the rest have said, just a better ride all around. I had mine installed at a local shop I use and they charged $225 to install the shocks and struts and did an alignment on it. Very happy with it now. 

Nice!  I can't wait to get the fronts done.  Just the rears alone are such a huge improvement!

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Do the fronts take the old boat bounce out of the front? I'm so temped to do the rears because of how easy it is but I'm not sure if it will be enough to notice a real difference. We only have 1 shop around to do the fronts and I'll have to go sit and wait, so I'm weighing my options haha. 

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47 minutes ago, batman900 said:

Do the fronts take the old boat bounce out of the front? I'm so temped to do the rears because of how easy it is but I'm not sure if it will be enough to notice a real difference. We only have 1 shop around to do the fronts and I'll have to go sit and wait, so I'm weighing my options haha. 

Doing just the rear made quite a bit of difference. My truck bed is always empty so I got a lot of hop. I want the fronts too but for now, doing the tears alone was well worth it. The whole truck drives better. I’ve been putting 38psi in my tires and with the new rear shocks the truck drives really really good! 

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26 minutes ago, Mike Borowski said:

Doing just the rear made quite a bit of difference. My truck bed is always empty so I got a lot of hop. I want the fronts too but for now, doing the tears alone was well worth it. The whole truck drives better. I’ve been putting 38psi in my tires and with the new rear shocks the truck drives really really good! 

Do you notice a difference on the highway, turning etc ? Or just the hop on bumpy roads?

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10 minutes ago, batman900 said:

Do you notice a difference on the highway, turning etc ? Or just the hop on bumpy roads?

Yeah I notice it on the highway. The only way I can describe it is more “planted”. The rear used to feel “loose” on the highway even when not going over bumps. The whole truck just drives smoother. It’s feels more “balanced”.  Now when I go over a bump though or pothole, the front hops for a second then the rear just feels like a car. It’s not hopping all over the place like stock. 

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10 minutes ago, Mike Borowski said:

Yeah I notice it on the highway. The only way I can describe it is more “planted”. The rear used to feel “loose” on the highway even when not going over bumps. The whole truck just drives smoother. It’s feels more “balanced”.  Now when I go over a bump though or pothole, the front hops for a second then the rear just feels like a car. It’s not hopping all over the place like stock. 

I feel like your the right guy to ask these questions lol. If I only did the rear, will it end up feeling like a Pogo stick? Like .... the front will bounce but the rear will be stable? Or does it give the whole vehicle more balance? Thanks a bunch

 

Edit. Meant rear. If I only did the rear shocks. Accidentally said front.

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