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    Default Bilstein 5100 Adjustables installed!!

    Well just got some 5100s installed on my 08 Silverado 4x4. Wow what a difference, these drive so much better than the POS stock ones, plus it leveled out the truck. Best change so far. Crappy picture from cell phone and kind of misleading cause the driveway is sloped but you get the point. Click image for larger version. 

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    2008 Silverado LTZ Crew 4x4 5.3L

    Stock 20 w/ Cooper Zeon LTZ 33's
    Navigation
    DVD
    HD Trailering
    Alumiknox Black Truck Box
    Bilstein 5100's Leveling Shocks

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    Holy toolbox DarkCherry!! hahaha

    The truck looks great. So is the ride smoother or what is the difference?? I went the level kit route and wondering if the 5100's are the better way to level.

    ________2013 4C Rated__________


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    Lookin good! Looks much better than stock thats for sure! I wish I had the option of a leveling kit on my truck!

    2006 Duramax LBZ
    Edge Evo
    4'' Diamond eye to 6'' tip
    16'' ion alloy, 33'' fierce attitudes
    Lots of work left to do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajarman View Post
    Holy toolbox DarkCherry!! hahaha

    The truck looks great. So is the ride smoother or what is the difference?? I went the level kit route and wondering if the 5100's are the better way to level.
    Yes the ride is smoother and more responsive. Its hard to explain. When going over bumps i used to be jerked around, seems like i glide over them now, truck doesnt buck anymore. Shocks seem to absorb the bumps alot better.

    ---------- Post added at 12:23 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:21 PM ----------

    By the way checkout why i have the larger toolbox, http://www.alumiknox.com/ . Tool box has tons of storage space for all tools and toys, and comes in very handy during hunting seasons.
    2008 Silverado LTZ Crew 4x4 5.3L

    Stock 20 w/ Cooper Zeon LTZ 33's
    Navigation
    DVD
    HD Trailering
    Alumiknox Black Truck Box
    Bilstein 5100's Leveling Shocks

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    That's a really nice box. I'll have to keep that in mind for a present to myself in a few weeks.
    2002 Chevy 1500 Ex-cab Z71: 5.3L, auto 4, shorties, hi-flow cats, true dual 2.5" straight pipes, AirAid intake, TBS, Platinum plugs, 8.5mm wires, programmer, 3in w/ 33s, also has the composite bed

    2010 GMC 1500 Crew Cab Z71 w/ All Terrain package: 5.3L, auto 6, 2" Zone leveling kit, AirAid Jr. Intake Kit

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    Wow! That box kicks the crap out of my UWS box!!

    ________2013 4C Rated__________


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    Quote Originally Posted by ajarman View Post
    Wow! That box kicks the crap out of my UWS box!!
    How do you like the GY Duratracs? How are they on the road? Loud? how are they wearing? Do they beat you to hell?
    2008 Silverado LTZ Crew 4x4 5.3L

    Stock 20 w/ Cooper Zeon LTZ 33's
    Navigation
    DVD
    HD Trailering
    Alumiknox Black Truck Box
    Bilstein 5100's Leveling Shocks

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    I love the DuraTracs! The road noise just like an A/T tire but maybe a tick louder at 65+mph. I have a long drive to work 5 days a week down winding back country roads and they are by no means a street tire but I dont worry about taking a curve at speed. When driving on the highway they are just as smooth as any other tire I have owned so no rough hwy ride. I have put about 18k miles on them in less than 8 months. I am roating about every 5k. The first 10k miles the tires looked brand new. Once I got over the 10k I started noticing a bit of cupping so I went from 33psi in each tire to 42psi and have not noticed anymore wearing. I hope that answered your questions, if I missed something just let me know!

    ________2013 4C Rated__________


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    can't wait till I get mine levelled------probably not till spring----looks like the Bilsteins are theway to go

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    The truck looks great with those shocks! I'm glad to hear that they improve the ride quite a bit too.

    ---------- Post added at 01:58 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:54 PM ----------

    By the way, where did you end up purchasing them? And did you install them yourself?

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