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Bilstein 5100 Ride Height Adjustable !?

Anyone whit these?

http://www.bilsteinus.com/products/l...djustable.html

On their website they said : Snap ring grooves on shock body provide up to 2.75" of front end lift (depending on application)

Will that be more safe for the front end than cranked T-Bar ?

And they say they have a matching set for the rear end, that add 1-2 inch travel..

I have a 2010 FX4, already bought Belltech 6400s shackles (not installed) and now i hesitate for the suspension.. I don't know if i should crank my T-Bar + proper lenght 5100 alone, or maybe a combinaison of both!? 5100 adjustable set at 2inch + T-bar cranked 1 inch?
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Last I remembered they dont make the 5100s for the front of our trucks. What I would do for the front would be swap your torsion keys for a set from an 07 or older ranger. That should give you a net gain of about an inch to an inch and a half. Search on the site for the "pre key mod" that should answer some questions for you.
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Ok.. i miss somthing then.. 5100 only made for 2wd? I don't want to crank those keys without putting a longer shock... so should i go with Bilstein HD or something like that? What lenght (or part #) do i need if i crank the key 2 inchs? And for the rear end, i just read that 5100 will fit, so that be perfect with my shackles..
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You dont need a longer shock. You arent changing the travel any. All you are doing is increasing the pre load on the torsion bars which lifts the ride height.
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Don't think so.. That's why the majority of levelling kits with torsion key are sold with shock spacer!!! And i think it's better to have a proper shock lenght than spacers..
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Ive had stock shocks with mildly cranked bars for 3 or 4 years now.
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You dont need a longer shock. You arent changing the travel any. All you are doing is increasing the pre load on the torsion bars which lifts the ride height.
Correct. When you crank the torsion bars it dosent allow any more down travel thank stock so longer shocks or shock spacers are not needed.
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ok.. anyway.. Thread close, i think i'll wait a little more and go Superlift.. A inch and a half is definitively not enough!!
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That's what she said....!
I've been cranked a year next month and it rough but I've gotten used to it.
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Anyone whit these?

http://www.bilsteinus.com/products/l...djustable.html

On their website they said : Snap ring grooves on shock body provide up to 2.75" of front end lift (depending on application)

Will that be more safe for the front end than cranked T-Bar ?

And they say they have a matching set for the rear end, that add 1-2 inch travel..

I have a 2010 FX4, already bought Belltech 6400s shackles (not installed) and now i hesitate for the suspension.. I don't know if i should crank my T-Bar + proper lenght 5100 alone, or maybe a combinaison of both!? 5100 adjustable set at 2inch + T-bar cranked 1 inch?
The shockes in question are for F150s and other vehicles with coil-over-shock front suspension. That is how they can provide lift. They will not be compatable with stock Ranger suspension.
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i broke a front oem shock last year ,when i hit it on the ice(frozen lake),the shaft got out of the cylinder,so for street use it should work fine ,all whit aftermarket keys,installed 2 years a go .98000km oem ball joint are commmming tired ,it all depend on yours driving style
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