How to install a lift kit on a 2014 RAM 1500 4x4 (Bilstein 5100 - front)
Installing the Bilstein 5100s on a 2014 RAM 1500 4x4 in the front to level
and lift the truck.
Torque specs and socket sizes provided.
Tires: Nitto Terra Grabbler in LT275/65/R20
(these fit the 2014 RAM 1500 Crew Cab even without level kit; at least the
version without air suspension)
Update after 7500 miles:
Still no problems with this setup and I regularly go off-roading when
hunting. Highly recommend.
Update after 10k miles:
Had my truck at the dealer for first maintenance today. Asked them to check
out the front upper ball joints and they said they look very good. No
cracks, no stress to be seen.
Lifted 2013 Ram 1500 Sport - Winnipeg MB - Leveling Kit, 35" Toyo Open Country M/T's
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BILSTEIN Shock Shop - 5100 Series Ride Height Adjustable
Join Shane Casad in the BILSTEIN Shock Shop to learn about the features and
benefits of the 5100 Series Monotube Ride Height Adjustable Shock Absorber.
Designed for front coilover style pickup truck suspensions, multiple
snap-ring grooves in the shock body allow for different spring seat
positions, providing 0"-2.5" of front end lift, depending on application.
Provides increased wheel travel and improved handling! Like us at
Woking Man's Truck Upgrades - 3" Lift [S1 Ep.11-2]
Today on GearZ, its a real world, working man's truck where Stacey shows
you how to take a late model diesel pick up and make it better, stronger,
and tougher than it was before...and its something that can be done in the
span of one weekend without breaking the bank proving once again that you
can have a cool truck and still use it on the job.
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Level Kit Install
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 2.5 Level Kit Install by Top Gun Customz, this ended up
taking me an hour and a half and I was jsut using hand tools no air tools.
Easy to instal anyone with the tools and able to follow instructions could
2014 Ram 2500 2.5" Superlift Leveling Kit Install
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Strut bearing replacement
Just bought a spring compressor to do this job.
only special tool necessary here and pretty much the same method on all
The diagnosis of bad strut bearings can be done trough several symptoms
-while getting out of a curve difficulty for the steering to come back
-difficulties to turn the steering wheel while parked
-once all front end lifted, difficulty to turn manually the wheels both
-noises from the hood sides compartment while cruising or running on a bump
✇ How To Replace or Install Front Shocks - Half Idiots Guide
How to replace front shocks (Quad Shocks) on a 1976 GMC K25 3/4 Ton 4x4
(4WD) Suburban. As an ongoing video series of auto / truck how to videos in
the restoration of this 76 suburban. In this video we will go through how
to remove the old worn out shocks and replace them with new Bilstein 5100
series shock absorbers.
You will Need:
You Will Need:
New Shocks for Your Specific Vehicle
Set of Sockets up to 15/16
Open End Wrenches up to 15/16
Metal Cutting Wheel
Flat Black Spray Paint
This video is not done by a professional mechanic.
This is a common man's experience in vehicle maintenance.
It is intended to help you and entertain you at the same time.
Step by Step directions:
1. Remove old shocks. First spray the upper and lower shock bolts with
WD-40 and let sit for 20-30 minutes. It may even be helpful to spray them a
day before a well. Our old shocks had been on there since circa 1980, so
they were a bit rusted on and seized up. Remove the top bolts first. Then
remove the bottom bolts.
2. You should be left with at top shock absorber mount. You need to remove
those pins, since the new Bilstein shocks come with bushings already
pressed into the top mounts. The back side of the shock hardware is a
15/16" hex head nut. The front side of the mounting hardware is also hexed
at 3/4" machined into the end of the pin past the bushing and up against
the frame. Put an open ended wrench on this 3/4" side and a breaker bar
with a deep reach 15/16" socket on the other side. Turn them opposite each
other to the left and this should loosen the pin. Remove the back side
15/16" top shock absorber pin nut. Remove the pin from the fram.
3. Clean the upper shock mount pin hole free from rust, dry and paint to
prevent further rust oxydation. Let dry.
4. Put the new shocks on starting with the upper mounts. We are using
Bilstein's 5100 series front shock absorbers for "Quad Shocks". Again, they
have the proper top bushings press into the top mounting holes, properly
spaced. Put the hex head nut on the back side of the frame onto the
threads of the upper mounting bolt. Hand tighten only. Repeat for the other
side of the rear axle on the vehicle or truck.
5. Line the bottom shock mount on the bottom shock bracket mounted on the
axle housing. In our case they did not initially line up as the bushing in
the bottom shock mount hole was too wide for the bottom bracket. You can
pound the bottom bracket a bit wider with a hammer, or force the shock into
place a bit with a hammer, but don't get too crazy with this or you'll
break the bracket or the shock. If needed, use a grinder to take a few
microns off the inside of the bottom bracket or the bushing in the shock...
again, take it easy with that. You don't want to take too much off either.
6. Once you are able to get the bottom mounting hole lined up with the
bottom shock bracket on the axle, put a new bottom bolt into the shock and
bracket. Bilstein will NOT provide a new one. We suggest going and getting
new bolts, washers and nuts. Place them in the bottom brackets and tighten.
7. Go back to the top mounting bolt, and snug the top bolt up on the back
side of the frame.
We are not affiliated with Bilstein nor WD-40 and were not paid by them nor
given any free products. Although that would be nice.
Tacoma Coil Over Shock Disassembly without a Spring Compressor
In this video I describe how to disassemble and remove a coil over shock
from a Toyota Tacoma without using a coil spring compressor.
This is a 2nd Gen. Tacoma (2005 - 2013) and in the video I am using
Bilstein 5100 shocks and OME 885 coil springs (that have been painted
Note: Before starting this process I have already removed my sway bar.
You will need to remove your sway bar before starting this process and
re-install it after you are done.
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PM at tacomaworld.com
2013 Ram 1500 First Drive 0-60 MPH Test & Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 Ram 1500 Pick-up may look very similar
to last year's model but it has been significantly improved. Not only does
it get a new Pentastar V-6 that offers 18 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the
highway, but it also gets a first time ever pick-up option...an eight speed
transmission. Combine that with available air-suspention and the new Ram
has al lot to offer potential pick-up truck buyers. Check out this first
drive review as we test and review the the HEMI along with the Pentastar
and the Tradesman Ram pick-ups.