How's the ride quality on it compared to the air ride? And do you have any new pictures? Been looking into this setup but thinking of going with 35 inch tires tooToday, I finished the install of the "Vshni" rancho fix.
The truck now sits even at 39 inches, centre of wheel well on all four corners. The only difference with the parts list is I went with RS9000xl adjustable series for the rear shocks.
With that said, a big thank you to Vshni for coming up with the parts list and sharing it. Another thanks to all the mad scientists on the forum who are always willing to help.
I did the job myself, and I took my time. So it was a day and half in total. But, I wasn't working like a mad man, but rather plugging along. I also used a haynes manual for torque settings etc. The final step will be a an alignment for good measure.
I would say to folks, that first, remove the fuses that control the air compressor and air suspension modulator. I would also say, that before you start, have either a 21mm crowfoot wrench, or a flex head ratchet to remove the top shock bolt. Its awkward to say the least.
I did not flash the the computer (I dont have the diagnostic tool to reset/remove the air suspension error code), so I have a brief error message on start up. (It chimes once and you dont see it again till you shut off and start up).
I ve included a few pictures.
(As the truck has 82k on it, I figured I might as well change out the sway bar links and bushing. I installed mevotechs with a grease zerk all the way around.)
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So..to be fair.Looks good! How do you like the ride compared to the air?
those pictures are from this weekend after I completed the work.How's the ride quality on it compared to the air ride? And do you have any new pictures? Been looking into this setup but thinking of going with 35 inch tires too
What are you confused over?Now I'm confused. Do you have the 2 inch quick lift or the 4 inch one?
No need to apologize my friend. We are all here to seek knowledge from each other and share common experiences. tips and advice.Sorry to be the old fart here. I'm not as sharp as I used to be. As I read though this thread.
I noticed a lot of you went "different routes" but with the same outcome. If I were to remove the air suspension on my 2016 Ram 1500 Sport Crew 4x4 hemi, could I just purchase the adjustable bilstein 5100 fronts and matching rear shocks and use a coil spacer for some lift? Other than those struts and shocks. I'd jsut need to purchase 4 new coils and insulators? My apologies if I'm missing something. I'm too old to be constantly going to the dealer to have this suspension looked at from November to April. It's very frustrating. My front is bottomed out. Rear is jacked up. Buttons won't respond. Sometimes I go out and the rear is down and front is up. Sometimes I'll park it in entry exit and when I go out it's in OR2 and won't respond or vice versa. Even when I start driving it won't change if stuck in either mode. It's dangerous in OR2 on the highway as its unstable. It beats and smashes in entry exit. What a horrible setup.
I left mine as is. The reason being, if I deiced down the road to sell the truck, I can say to the fella...all the air suspension stuff is still there and give him the struts/shocks with the attached air bags.. I m not sure what condition any of that would be in after years of non-operation..but its an option for someone.I have mine at the shop right now getting the air ride ripped out. Just curious if any of you guys have done anything with the old buttons on the console. Can you buy a new set without those?
Thanks for the info! If I go with the 4 bilstein 5100s, would you happen to know what the part numbers are or where the best place would be to purchase them? shock upper mounts spring isolaters and spring seat isolators for the front
Taken from "Ducatista" on page three of this thread.Thanks for the info! If I go with the 4 bilstein 5100s, would you happen to know what the part numbers are or where the best place would be to purchase them? shock upper mounts spring isolaters and spring seat isolators for the front