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Level kit and shock questions

Just purchased a 2" level kit from newtons and a bd adjustable trac bar. Truck has 75,000 on it I like to replace the shocks as well seems like bilstein 5100 is the way to go or fox? Do I need 0-2" or 2-4" shocks? Or will either work? I don't do any offroading what do u guys recommend?

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If you don't do any offroading, I have seen guys that say the bilstein run a little too stiff. I know their pressure is 360psi vs the 280-300psi of the new rancho RS7000MT just to give you another shock to think about. They have the 90 day guarantee w/ lifetime warranty. They are monotube just like the Bilstein. If you don't like them for the 90 days, send them back and get your money back. Also they have the buy 3 get 4th free going on also till the end of October. Fox shocks are also a great shock. A friend of mine has them on his 6.7 and it rides good to me.

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I like bils but that's my opinion I think they are very comparable to the fox shocks but not as pricey. What exactly is the trac bar good for?


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I have read that it cures death wobble I'm gonna pair it with a dual steering stabilizer kit.

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Ok thank you for clearing that up I've seen a lot of people run em just didn't know what for
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All an adjustable track bar does is recenter your axle. As you raise the front of your truck, the angle of the factory track bar goes more towards a 45* thus pulling the axle towards the drivers side more. You can lengthen an aftermarket adjustable to get it back to center. Other than that it shouldn't have any affect on drivability

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Ok thanks for clearing that up
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0-2" is all you need.... we have them here if your interested: http://stealth-automotive.com/index....roduct_id=1859


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I installed a 2" level kit on my truck up front. It came with shocks and springs (bilstien). Also came with 1" block extensions for the back. My trac was off center so I bought a trac bar and had the dealer install it as well as an alignment. Prior to installing the trac bar and doing the alignment, the truck rode smooth and straight. After the trac bar install and alignment it pulls to the left. Took it back to the dealer and they aligned it again, problem is still there. Not sure what may have changed, but if you have the same problem please let me know if you find a way to fix it.

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i got fox on all four corners and fox dual steering stabilizer. yes they are very nice but its hard to say they are worth the money having not tried the bilstien. you can do bilstien for less than half the price of fox and still retain the aluminum body shock so it doesnt rust. they ride great look great but looking back i wish i woulda tried bilstien first. i dont see many complain about the bilstien so give them a try id say im sure its improvement over stock. my fox shocks listed 125 EACH ( paid a bit less ) and the dual steering stabilizer kit listed 350ish. if you do try bilstien i hope you like them and enjoy the money saved. if you go fox im sure youll love them just get ready to pay a good chunk of change.

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