Bilstein 5100...Love it

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That looks great. I like a little rake better than level and your tires
still look good with that lift. A level lift really needs bigger tires to look good.
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I didn't get a "shipped" notification from them after a couple days and worried maybe they didn't really have them in stock. So I called, and learned they had shipped them already.
Welp, no dice. Just got an email that they don’t have them.
 

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Hey guys, got a question . . .
When you pick any one of the five positions, do the struts "settle" after a little while and become slightly less than what each position is listed at?
No one answered you but I have the equivalent Eibach setup. Went halfway up on the level to keep a little rake since I tow - plus I hope to keep some highway MPGs. After a few months and a bit of towing I think what has 'settled' might be the alignment more than height.
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I'm thinking of getting it checked and it's been about 4500 miles.

I hope this triggers a response for you.
 

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No one answered you but I have the equivalent Eibach setup. Went halfway up on the level to keep a little rake since I tow - plus I hope to keep some highway MPGs. After a few months and a bit of towing I think what has 'settled' might be the alignment more than height.
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I'm thinking of getting it checked and it's been about 4500 miles.

I hope this triggers a response for you.

Thanks for responding, any info helps. First and foremost, the biggest benefits I'm looking for with these Bilsteins are better handling and ride. Lifting the front a little is an added benefit as I'm really only looking for maybe an inch or so. The #3 setting is right about where I want to be so if it settles a little, I'm still good. Kinda like killing two birds with one stone.
 

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Thanks for responding, any info helps. First and foremost, the biggest benefits I'm looking for with these Bilsteins are better handling and ride. Lifting the front a little is an added benefit as I'm really only looking for maybe an inch or so. The #3 setting is right about where I want to be so if it settles a little, I'm still good. Kinda like killing two birds with one stone.
Did you ever do this? I’ve been debating between the 1.2 and 1.8 inch setting and would love some feedback.
 


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Did you ever do this? I’ve been debating between the 1.2 and 1.8 inch setting and would love some feedback.
I am going to have my Fronts installed on the 22nd of this month. I have a 2WD and plan to go for the 1.8 as I plan to add an 1 inch lift in the rear :)
 

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I’m at 1.2 and I personally like the look better than leveled. Truck rides great and a little rake is beneficial when hauling/towing. I have 265/70 tires.

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I did the rears already but am looking for more improvement. I’ll probably purchase the struts this weekend in the Stage3 Father’s Day sale.

Glad to hear 1.2 still feels good. I saw some posts where people are saying it’s very stiff at 1.8.

I have a few questions if you don’t mind.

Was 1.2 enough to feel like you were lifted up and driving at a better angle?

Do you have adaptive cruise control? Any issues there?

Are you running bigger than stock tires?
 

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It’s a small lift, but it is noticeable when driving. I have ACC and haven’t noticed any issues. Stock tires were 265/65 and I’m running one size taller at 265/70, which is widely considered as big as you can go in the 17” size without modifying crash bars, etc.
 

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Are you still pleased with the ride at 1.2? How stiff is the suspension on bumpy roads?
Would you do it again?
Yes! They are stiffer than the factory and transfer a bit more on bumpy roads.

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It’s a small lift, but it is noticeable when driving. I have ACC and haven’t noticed any issues. Stock tires were 265/65 and I’m running one size taller at 265/70, which is widely considered as big as you can go in the 17” size without modifying crash bars, etc.
Awesome - mine has the 18s from the black appearance package. I won’t change tires until stock ones wear out so was just curious.
 

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Yes! They are stiffer than the factory and transfer a bit more on bumpy roads.

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Did you notice it took some time to settle after install? Did that involve a slight drop in height?
 
 



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