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Old 05-19-2013, 02:56 AM
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Just wanted to see if anyone was getting higher mileage counts on their 4th gen rams with Bilstein 5100s set at 2.1 or higher. I am curious as to what mileage people have seen and what issues, if any, they have experienced in regards to the front end components. I have searched fairly extensively and found lots of problems with strut spacers, but the Bilsteins at 2.1 seem to be doing well from what I have seen thus far.

I am contemplating putting these on my truck, hence my curiosity.

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Id go with them. I installed mine at 2.1 with a 1.5 rear spacer so its got about an inch of rake. Major issue however: After the install, the CV joints vibrated like crazy when in 4WD, so I had to put in the KORE High Angle CV kit and also had new tie rod ends on it while it was apart. That added another grand to the package but it solved the problem. I could have gone with a 4 inch lift kit for everything I had to buy for the level. Oh well, it looks and rides perfectly now. As far as longevity, time will tell. Its been 25K since the install and no problems.
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I have 17K on mine at 2.8 and have had no issues at all.
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I have a 2010 trx I put the shocks on around 10,000 miles and now have 102,000 the only thing Iv had done is outer tie rods (recall) and the left front wheel bearing at 95,000 or so.
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Set EM at 2.q and be done with it
With that minimal of lift, you'll be ok for OE parts and MPG will not change.
You'll still have your aerodynamics

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One bump, and I would like to know what price you could quote on the 5100s if you could send me a PM. Thanks
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