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    Default Installed Bilsteins and now the truck is leveler-er

    I got my shocks for the front on Friday finally and installed them yesterday. The truck rides so much smoother now and it lifted the truck back up another 1" in the front (more than likely because my old shocks were the stock ones and SHOT!). Enough rambling, here's some slutty pictures:




    And a poor attempt at "flexing" since my snow tires are about wore out and the snow is slick right now, lol:



    Tomorrow I should be getting the racks for the topper, and I am hoping next week they will ship out my old man cab visor, lol. Just got a hospital bill in the mail for a little over $600 so I will have to put the rest of my mods on hold for a month or so to get that paid off. Anyway, let me know what you think!
    2005 Chevy Silverado W/T
    4X4|4.8 with some mods (has only slightly more pull than a 5.3)|Auto|4 door ex cab|Cooper Discoverer AT/3's in 285-75/17's on Helo 842's|Cooper Discover M+S 265-75/17's on Devino DV349's|Flowmaster 40 Single in Dual out with custom bent pipe from the end of the cats back|2" Procomp leveling kit|Custom made center console|Custom dyno tunes|Air Raid CAI|Air Raid Throttle Body Spacer|Apex brand topper|Kenwood Head Unit with Kenwood speakers|Painted mirrors/grille|Debadged except front emblem|Bilsteins front and rear
    Planned mods not in order
    2 inch lift|Custom front/rear bumper|hitch tire carrier|roof basket on topper, bars on cab|finish center console build|install Midland CB|Power options|Tint|Custom made raised bed in the bed of the truck|Lund LunarVisor
    Also have a 1992 Ford Ranger with a lot of stuff done to it. Currently waiting for a bit of a rebuild.


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    Looks good im getting ready to order some bilsteins 5100 for my 2500hd this week.
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    Looks good, but I bet the ride is much better now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajarman View Post
    Looks good, but I bet the ride is much better now.
    The ride is like when it was new (or new to me anyway). It's fantastic!

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    Your truck is looking great. I sure like the tow mirrors, I want some!
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    I got my Yakima bars for the topper yesterday. Might install them after work today.

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    Looks great. A high end shock will renew the feel of a truck. Combine that with new tires and a front end alignment and it is like driving a new truck!!!

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    Just picked up the hd this afternoon its like driving a brand new truck with the new bilstein 5100 s on it .

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    Hey guys trucks look good. I was looking to get some bilstein shocks. I see and have heard that they have some ride height adjustable shocks. I have a 2005 Z71 and am having trouble finding some that say they are ride height adjustable for my year truck. Do they in fact make those and if so for my truck? where can i find them?
    2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71

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    It's amazing what a new set of shocks can do for a truck. I have Bilsteins on my truck as well, well worth the investment.
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