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miked

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Mar 12, 2015
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what is your addon aftermarket favorites? I added window vent visors, it gives that finished look and keeps the rain out. :D
 

flying7

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Jul 15, 2014
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2014
For window visors, I went with the parts store brand. Might not be the best but ill see how they hold up.

I'm loving my bed cover, makes hauling stuff and keeping it dry nice
 

moparecodiesel

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Every single thing ive bought for my truck!!! too many to list, but I think I need to spend a little time to update my showcase
 
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Ramconvert

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May 25, 2015
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Mine would be the cap I just had installed. Has some issues with paint. But will get straightened out eventually.

I am really interested in the 5100 leveling shocks! Might be next?
 

Brady

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Jun 7, 2015
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2015
Mine would be the cap I just had installed. Has some issues with paint. But will get straightened out eventually.

I am really interested in the 5100 leveling shocks! Might be next?
I'd really like to see and learn more about these Bilsteins.
 

Ramconvert

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May 25, 2015
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2015
I'd really like to see and learn more about these Bilsteins.

I watched a u tube video of some guy who installed them in his driveway. Doesn't look to complicated. At least he made it look easy.

If you have a torque wrench sae and metric sockets you should be almost set. Just rent the spring compressor tool from your local part store.

I'll see if I can find the video......ok here it is.
 

Brady

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Jun 7, 2015
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2015
^^^^ hey thanks! Looks simple enough. I've only changed out coils once and it wasn't too bad. I suppose Ima have to do this ~ after my AMP steps! [emoji41]
 

flying7

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Jul 15, 2014
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2014
how does the shocks give you lift? no hardware like a leveling kit is needed?
 

Ramconvert

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May 25, 2015
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Pewaukee WI.
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2015
how does the shocks give you lift? no hardware like a leveling kit is needed?

That's right. Just the shocks are all that's needed to level the truck. I'm not sure how it works but, it does. They are actually pretty popular. I learned about them just strolling through utube. They also make a set for the rear that can raise it up to an inch!

One on each corner could be a cheap small lift kit. And easily brought back to factory levels if you desired because it's all adjustable!
 

Brady

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Jun 7, 2015
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That's right. Just the shocks are all that's needed to level the truck. I'm not sure how it works but, it does. They are actually pretty popular. I learned about them just strolling through utube. They also make a set for the rear that can raise it up to an inch!

One on each corner could be a cheap small lift kit. And easily brought back to factory levels if you desired because it's all adjustable!
Do you know any thing about aftermarket UCAs to correct the upper ball joint angles after a level?
 

Brady

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Jun 7, 2015
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2015
Cool video, thanks for posting.

Anytime you raise or lower your vehicle via suspension, it changes the geometry of certain components such as ball joints, cv axles, tie rods, steering linkage, etc etc unless other parts are added to counteract this. Like a full drop suspension kit. Now being this is just a small increase (2" or less I'm guessing), it's probably overthinking the issue by worrying about BJ angles and replacement UCAs.

My last truck was a torsion bar front IFS. I leveled it with re-indexed TB keys. All the angles were still within range I guess but it rode like a meat wagon. So I'm a lil hesitant to mess with this suspension until I get all the facts lol.
 
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