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post #46 of 336 Old 09-22-2013, 09:57 AM
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How much would these mess with your cv axle angles?
Do you mean in conjunction with the 2" RC lift?


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post #47 of 336 Old 09-22-2013, 10:45 AM
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Yeah, if anyone knows. Or just in general; do they change the angles a lot?

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post #48 of 336 Old 09-22-2013, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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You don't have to worry about angle to much until you reach 4"

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post #49 of 336 Old 09-22-2013, 03:41 PM
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22.5'' up front is the max you want to reach without the Superlift, I wouldn't go by the '4" rule' since the engine size also determines how much the front hub to fender measurement is. Someone with a Hemi may be able to get away with the 5100 struts and OME HD springs, but someone with a 3.7 may net way more with the 5100's. Any higher than 22.5'' hub to fender and your steering rack, ball joints, cv joints...etc. will fail one by one.

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post #50 of 336 Old 09-23-2013, 08:00 AM
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sorry for yet another dumb question, but if you use these in the front and are looking at leaving them set on the 2" setting, what would you use in the rear?

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post #51 of 336 Old 09-23-2013, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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Rear 2" spacer

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post #52 of 336 Old 09-23-2013, 12:05 PM
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I'm curious if anyone has these installed on the 2" setting. Would the increased preload on the spring make for a stiff ride, or does the valving in the shock make up for that? Getting the fronts installed at 2" along with 2" spacers in the rear (along with the extended length 5100s) sounds pretty tempting.
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post #53 of 336 Old 09-23-2013, 01:27 PM
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I can tell you I have them installed on a 2005 tundra At the highest setting and it rode and handled excellent. Better then stock.

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2" RC lift with Bilstein 5100's front and rear. Front set at 3/4 (lowest setting) also 70th anniversary Wrangler rims and tires installed. No spacers. Sitting in my driveway with and angle. The ride is VERY nice.
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post #55 of 336 Old 09-26-2013, 08:10 AM
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I went ahead and installed these in the lowest 3/4 in setting. I am very happy with them so far. It added just enough lift in the front and made me realize it was certainly time to replace the last set of bilstiens that had over 50k miles on them. While small there was a noticable difference in the angle of the jeep. I ended up adjusting my seat as I feel like I have a better field of vision (less of the roof visable)with the changed angles.
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2" RC lift with Bilstein 5100's front and rear. Front set at 3/4 (lowest setting) also 70th anniversary Wrangler rims and tires installed. No spacers. Sitting in my driveway with and angle. The ride is VERY nice.
Can you attach a bigger photo? Hard to see. So you have the 5100's on the front AND the RC strut spacer, or just the bilsteins in the front?
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Can you attach a bigger photo? Hard to see. So you have the 5100's on the front AND the RC strut spacer, or just the bilsteins in the front?
I have the 2" RC spacer kit front and back AND bilstein 5100's all around with the front adjustable ones set at 3/4. I picked this on Kolak's recommendation saying my truck would be level with this setup and I confirmed with him. (06' WK Limited 5.7 48,000 miles) But like some have commented it sits nose high. So now I'm most likely going to take out the adjustable bilstein in front and go to a non adjustable bilstein to get rid of the 3/4 rake. I'm afraid to just take out the RC spacer in front and max the adjustable bilstein to 2" because it will compress the spring too much causing a rough ride.

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if you are going to sell the adj. bilstein's let me know!
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I have the 2" RC spacer kit front and back AND bilstein 5100's all around with the front adjustable ones set at 3/4. I picked this on Kolak's recommendation saying my truck would be level with this setup and I confirmed with him. (06' WK Limited 5.7 48,000 miles) But like some have commented it sits nose high. So now I'm most likely going to take out the adjustable bilstein in front and go to a non adjustable bilstein to get rid of the 3/4 rake. I'm afraid to just take out the RC spacer in front and max the adjustable bilstein to 2" because it will compress the spring too much causing a rough ride.
You said having the bilsteins maxed out on your Tundra worked fine though, right? I would think it would be pretty similar on the Grand.
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I have the 2" RC spacer kit front and back AND bilstein 5100's all around with the front adjustable ones set at 3/4. I picked this on Kolak's recommendation saying my truck would be level with this setup and I confirmed with him. (06' WK Limited 5.7 48,000 miles) But like some have commented it sits nose high. So now I'm most likely going to take out the adjustable bilstein in front and go to a non adjustable bilstein to get rid of the 3/4 rake. I'm afraid to just take out the RC spacer in front and max the adjustable bilstein to 2" because it will compress the spring too much causing a rough ride.
I dont think itll compress the spring much more then it is now, your just raising the lower spring purch makng the spring sit higher up on the strut body. I would try the Bilstein set to 2" without the spacer first.

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