Your likely past the magical 23" hub to fender height. This causes issues. Try the bilsteins on their lowest setting. Also your ball joints were probably on their last leg anyways, and this just put them over the edge. Get some greasable Moogs, or even better JBA ($$$) ball joints.I went with a 2" budget boost and the bilsteins 5100 at 1.5" and the Ford F-150 load levelers 6 mile drive to the alignment shop and got 2 busted ball joints
Really? I was under the impression that it has been done before.I tried putting them on with the RC in front at 1.5 absolutely a no go. I was informed that even at the .75 setting they Will not work, without extreme rubbing of the spring perch. I'm just gonna take off the RC, bump them up to 2" then stack a 1/2" spacer on the mount
5100 struts (fronts only) @ minimum will lift the front end .75", they are adjustable for 1.5" and 2" lift as well. The lower spring perch is raised on them. If no lift is wanted 4600HD would be preferred in front.I wanted to ask you guys, I have an RC lift 2.25 lift and need to replace the o.e.m. shocks as the rear two are already dead I will just go ahead and replace all four around. My I'm mainly road use. Is it better to go with Bilstein 4600's or try these 5100's, or just replace them with stock or stock equivalent?
Are you still running trouble free? I have 2" spacers with 5100 set to 1.5 and so far i have broke 2 tie rods, 2 cv shafts, mine is a lot higher then yours for some reason. this weekend i plan on removing the front 2" spacer to see if it levels me outI added an extension in the rear because i disconnected my rear sway bar. I haven't done it to the front yet because i am running stock UCA's and don't want to break anything because at full downtravel droop the knuckle hits the spring when they are disconnected
Curious if these actually broke while driving or wore out to the point of having to replace them?Are you still running trouble free? I have 2" spacers with 5100 set to 1.5 and so far i have broke 2 tie rods, 2 cv shafts, mine is a lot higher then yours for some reason. this weekend i plan on removing the front 2" spacer to see if it levels me out
One was new the other Factory but good shape. They didn’t break at joint they broke where threads are while off-roading at 2 different times on stuff I been driving for months only thing changed was shocks(1.5). You are probably safe if you not lift wheels off the ground going over stuff and super flexing the suspension
Curious if these actually broke while driving or wore out to the point of having to replace them?