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Old 02-08-2014, 07:02 PM
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I just wanted to thank you all. I'm a new Ram owner and new to your forum. Just bought my used Ram two months ago and quickly stumbled across this forum that night. I'm starting with some inexpensive mods as not to draw to much attention to my ever increasing urge to make this truck my own. The first week I added the in cabin air filter. Easy fix, seems silly that it wasn't already there. Today I installed my Bilsteins 5100 series set at 2.1. Had a little trouble with the top strut mount nylon nut, but nothing a little heat couldn't fix. No problems otherwise.

COULD NOT BE HAPPIER! WOW what a difference. Not just the clean level look, but the ride seems so much better than the OEM struts. Getting her aligned first thing Monday morning. I've been debating for weeks reading thread after thread. All I can say is THANK YOU. And all who are debating this mod, just do it. I recently put front spacers on my brother's truck. She sits level now but the ride is horrible. I recommend to all, spend the extra bucks and do it right. I'm considering replacing the OEM rear shocks with Bilsteins as well. Thanks again for all the great advise.

Snowing pretty good here in Michigan today, will take some pics of the whole truck once it clears up.

ON another note, while up on the hoist today I got to take a look at the exhaust. Y pipe is definitely next. That is awful. Two 2.5" pipes crushed together to squeeze into a 3" connection. Well worth $30.
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Congrats. However, pics or it never happened.
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Excellent job getting her level, ya the bilstiens give a great ride. I changed out my rears as well. Let's see some pics.
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This is the best I can do for now. Do you feel that the rear Bilsteins made a difference?

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That's it JK. Yes I do believe having the rears changed as well improved the ride. I like things to match
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It finally stopped snowing long enough for me to snap a couple pictures. She's dirty, but level.



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Sweet. It looks great.
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Thank you guys, she's a work in progress. Just ordered my Y-Pipe tonight.
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