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Bilstein 5100 leveling shocks with readylift level kit

My goal is to gain 2.25" total with a leveling kit, I must use the bilstein adjustable shocks

Bilstein 5100 leveling shocks with readylift level kit

Postby LawFletcher [OP] » Jan 26 2013, 12:02am

My goal is to be able to clear 33" Toyo MT on my 2008 Silverado LTZ Z71, using the bilstein 5100 leveling shocks, and I assume a strut spacer (or something like that). Regardless of better options I am going to use the Bilstein adjustable shocks and am thinking ill set them at the top notch at roughly 1.7" and am looking for a way to get an additional 1" of lift. I am also adding a readylift 2.25" rear block in place of of the oem. Cost is not a problem, but I am more worried about keeping my truck as oem as possible as well as not forfeiting longevity of any parts. Please include brand names in any parts recommended.
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Re: Bilstein 5100 leveling shocks with readylift level kit

Postby LawFletcher [OP] » Jan 26 2013, 12:04am

I guess i shouldnt have titled "with readylilft level kit" Sorry
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Re: Bilstein 5100 leveling shocks with readylift level kit

Postby tcarr25 » Jan 26 2013, 12:08am

Why not do a 2.5 inch leveling kit, or use a 2 inch level kit and use the lowest setting which is like .5 inches.
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Re: Bilstein 5100 leveling shocks with readylift level kit

Postby LawFletcher [OP] » Jan 26 2013, 1:23am

Because the bilsteins increase performance, and cause no long term harm to my truck
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Re: Bilstein 5100 leveling shocks with readylift level kit

Postby LawFletcher [OP] » Jan 26 2013, 1:44am

New question, will the toyo mt 33x1250 fit with just the bilstein leveling kit, I dont mind trimming
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Re: Bilstein 5100 leveling shocks with readylift level kit

Postby Airwolf79 » Jan 26 2013, 11:30pm

LawFletcher wrote:My goal is to be able to clear 33" Toyo MT on my 2008 Silverado LTZ Z71, using the bilstein 5100 leveling shocks, and I assume a strut spacer (or something like that). Regardless of better options I am going to use the Bilstein adjustable shocks and am thinking ill set them at the top notch at roughly 1.7" and am looking for a way to get an additional 1" of lift. I am also adding a readylift 2.25" rear block in place of of the oem. Cost is not a problem, but I am more worried about keeping my truck as oem as possible as well as not forfeiting longevity of any parts. Please include brand names in any parts recommended.

Ur options are limited for a1" level kit, but this one might do the trick: http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?nav= ... 1044181596
I'm doing something similar, but combining the 5100's with 3" lift spindles ( [url=usr/sites/silveradosierra.com/www/htdocs/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=25586]New Lift Coming soon[/url]). If u only want 1" of additional lift, ur going to have to use a 1/2" spacer.
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Re: Bilstein 5100 leveling shocks with readylift level kit

Postby LawFletcher [OP] » Jan 27 2013, 10:51pm

So ith the bilsteins on their highest setting can I clear the toyo mt 33
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Re: Bilstein 5100 leveling shocks with readylift level kit

Postby KBacon » Jan 27 2013, 10:58pm

I would do the 2" RC level & the 5100s set on the 2nd notch (.59")... for 2.59" total and you should be able to clear the 33 12.50 w/ minor trimming
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Re: Bilstein 5100 leveling shocks with readylift level kit

Postby Airwolf79 » Jan 27 2013, 11:17pm

LawFletcher wrote:So ith the bilsteins on their highest setting can I clear the toyo mt 33

What offset are you running on ur wheels? If it's close to stock (+31 I believe), you will be fine, minor plastic trimming at most. Probably best to avoid stacking a leveling kit with it if possible. You're better off just running the 5100's on the highest setting. That's what they're made for. A 1" body lift could be an option too, but it'll be harder to get back to stock.
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Re: Bilstein 5100 leveling shocks with readylift level kit

Postby LawFletcher [OP] » Jan 28 2013, 11:32pm

Preciate it guys. I'll post pics When I get the leveling shocks put on with the 33's
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