I tired the top setting and it was too tall according to my eyes. The bed rails were dead nuts level with a bubble on the bed side. I drove it this way for a couple of months but it bothered me. That said, I moved it to the second from the top setting, this is perfect to my eyes but the bubble shows the nose slightly down. I honestly can’t see it and I’ve spend an inordinate amount of time looking at it. On the top notch my front end was lifted 2 3/8”.
I personally plan to go with the 1.76” setting as the highest. I’m considering going to the 1.5” setting but it depends on the measurements as it comes from the factory. I ordered the longer bed so the rake is more noticeable which will play into the final decision as well
I just had the 5100's installed to level the truck and installed at the highest (leveling) setting at 2.25" suggested by Bilstein. Here is the final result. I think the front is a little too high for my liking and I am going to reinstall at the 1.5" setting (second highest) and hopefully it gives a little rake from front to back. The picture might not give justice but the front seems higher than the rear., and the front fender is about 1/8 higher than the rear fender. But when I measure from cab to concrete from just behind the front wheel to just in front of the rear tire I am about 3/4 inches lower in the front. But again the front wheel wheel looks higher, giving it an illusion that the front is higher than the back (which I do not want). Thoughts? I just installed these BFG KO2 275 65 R20's
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There is a slight rake of 3/4 inch from front to back (leans forward) if you measure from the cab corner to concrete, but the high wheel wells in the front are actually cut higher by 1/8 inch. When I look at it from some angles, it looks like the nose of the truck is slightly higher, and rear is "squatting" (which is just not my style). Since the bilsteins are set to the 2.25 INCH setting, I am thinking of having them lowered to the 1.5 INCH setting on Friday which will hopefully get me a little more forward stance with a little more noticeable rake, and not look so douchey... plus it would fit into my garage
My thoughts are that since the front wheel wells are 1/8 higher than the rear wheel wells. When I lower the front to the 1.5 INCH Setting it will actually just lower the the front wheel well of a difference of 5/8 INCHES which will give it that forward more noticeable rake.
Thoughts? Thanks for the feed back gents! I'm having a hard time wondering if I should lower the front to the 1.5 INCH setting...