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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-22-2017, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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Hi. Iím happy to be a new member and join this forum. I have a 2006 Limited 4x4 Hemi 5.7 and I love it. I joined b/c I want to install a leaving kit and donít know what is the best way to do it. Can it be done with new shocks? Iíd like to instal Bilstien shocks if possible.
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I'm new here too and also have a 2006. Front I believe has struts. If they're old and kaput.. new replacements will / could level it off considerably.
They make spacers for the top of the struts. If you decide to go this way,, remember spacer : lift is not 1:1 ratio.
As example; I was sagging heavy in the front ground to rocker measurement said I was 3 1/4 lower in front than rear.
Replaced both struts and they installed a 2 1/2" spacer on the strut same time. Now... I'm 2 1/2 higher in the front! looks like a SCUD missile ready for launch. Has "settled - in" as they said some. Now it's (only?) 2" high.
Kind of like it and was thinking of spacing the rear to match. However, after looking it over closely,, I have (now) very limited down travel for speed bumps, pot holes, etc. Ball joints cocked over to near lock, A-arm too straight up and bumps are shocking not to mention scary on corners.
Long and short of what I'm sayin,,, beware. have the struts inspected first. could be all that's needed?
PS; my spacers are coming out and getting trashed Tuesday. Then to start over. It Will be lifted. Just not sure how much or how I'm going yet. May go back to the spacers,, but gonna look into aftermarket control arms first AFTER i see where it sits w/o the 2 1/2 spacers. I'm more concerned with not getting hi-centered in other people's ruts than lifting for the cool factor. (and 265 70 17's look nice on it.)
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Hi. I’m happy to be a new member and join this forum. I have a 2006 Limited 4x4 Hemi 5.7 and I love it. I joined b/c I want to install a leaving kit and don’t know what is the best way to do it. Can it be done with new shocks? I’d like to instal Bilstien shocks if possible.
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Welcome to the forum;

First off - PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR PROFILE.

Click on your username above your avatar and select the "View Public Profile" tab and click on "About Me" and you will see the questions that need to be answered pertaining to your Commander's information.

Then, please click on the following links and read them in their entirety;

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REQUIRED READING!!! Mandatory New Member Profile questions that MUST be answered.

As far as your question goes - Yes, you can install a leveling lift with Bilstein Shocks, many members here have done it.

Thanks for taking the time to complete your profile - and again, welcome.


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