RC Lift to Bilstein 5100 Headache help!!
Just needed to access the XK knowledge bank here for some help guys! I've just replaced all four stock shocks with Bilstein 5100's on my Hemi and im stumped on what to do next as the 2inch lift setting I've chosen on the 5100's is now much lower than the RC 2 inch spacer was prior to the switch.
I was completely satisfied with the leveled out stance of the RC lift, and would like to maintain that height and leveled appearance achieved. But the need for new shocks had me go with new bilsteins all around, which were also a challenge to find. I left the two RC spacers in back, and set the 5100's at the 2" inch lift setting up front. The result is now an unbearable amount of rake. Because I was satisfied with the amount of lift in the rear I would like to leave the RC spacers in the back, but what do I do about these fronts. Center wheel to fender line measurements give me about 1 1/2" inches less in the front compared to the back whereas the RC was just about perfectly leveled out. I should have measured prior to the switch but it was your standard RC lift on a hemi commander and just about leveled out. I suppose my question is should I get the biggest spacer possible to fit on top of the front perch, which I understand to be about a 9/16th lift from RR or maybe a spring spacer for the fronts if there even is one? Or, maybe an OME for the front and adjust the perch down to .75 lift? What to do here? I cant handle the looks of my Commander now looking as if its ready for some silly cannonball run or something. The only good I can report at this point are those 5100s ride really well on road in lieu of dead shocks. What to do here guys? Thank you!
Last edited by Tisoy909; 12-19-2014 at 06:43 AM.