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Old 09-02-2011
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Bilstein 5100 question

Hey guys, I have a leveling kit on my ranger and I was told that the Bilstein 5100 will lift my truck another 2.75 inches. Do I need to get new springs? Should I remove the leveling kit? I need some help. Thanks guys.
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First things first. What year, 2 wheel or 4 wheel.
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wrong, shocks dont change ride height.
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the 5100s have a ride height adjustment option.
http://www.bilsteinus.com/products/l...djustable.html
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the 5100s have a ride height adjustment option.
http://www.bilsteinus.com/products/l...djustable.html
Wrong that is a a strut made for the 04+ F150s. There isnt an option for Rangers in the 5100 platform that actually change the ride height.
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Good call I just tried to find what the OP was looking at and thats what I found.
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2004 2wd. Crew cab. 6 ft bed. 3.0 lt 6 cyl. Coil overs in the front.
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2004 2wd. Crew cab. 6 ft bed. 3.0 lt 6 cyl. Coil overs in the front.

is your suspension stock? if so you do not have coil overs.
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yeah, stock suspension. I put a spacer in under the springs.
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coil spring front end then. Im not sure where you got your info but I dont believe any shock will increase your ride height up front.

You could buy a set of spindles.
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only way shocks will increase ride height is if your old shocks are so warn that when you put the new ones on they dont sag as far lol like the ones on my truck were before i changed them
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it still doesnt really change it.
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Yeah shocks don't change anything no matter how warn they are. I ran the ranger with no shocks for a few days when I was putting the lift in cause I didn't get the right ones at advanced. I put the shocks in and everything was the same.
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Yeah shocks don't change anything no matter how warn they are. I ran the ranger with no shocks for a few days when I was putting the lift in cause I didn't get the right ones at advanced. I put the shocks in and everything was the same.
Look at where this info is coming from. It's coming from Downey. You don't even have to say anything and it's already given that what he said is wrong.
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Look at where this info is coming from. It's coming from Downey. You don't even have to say anything and it's already given that what he said is wrong.
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alright. so can you give me a cheap and easy way to get a little more height in the front?
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coil spacers
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