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Can I get some thoughts on putting a couple of Bilsteins up front only and setting them at either the middle or highest setting ? Also, How high will the middle setting raise front end ? Thanks !

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Can I get some thoughts on putting a couple of Bilsteins up front only and setting them at either the middle or highest setting ? Also, How high will the middle setting raise front end ? Thanks !

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Lots of people do front only. No issue at all. Personally, I like everything matching and they are an improvement over OEM rear shocks. Middle setting is like 1.7" and top setting is like 2.5" if I remember correctly. Middle setting is noticeable but not level. Ride is probably slightly softer than top setting. Top setting will get you close to leveled out as has already been mentioned.
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i love the ride and the height of my bilsteins set on the highest setting
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Toytec ultimate here, love it! With 3056518's.

Rack failure DID occur. Luckily, I had the dealer do the installation so they covered (warranteed) the new rack. Rack failed at <5000 miles. I'm just under ten now, no more issues.
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Toytec ultimate here, love it! With 3056518's.

Rack failure DID occur. Luckily, I had the dealer do the installation so they covered (warranteed) the new rack. Rack failed at <5000 miles. I'm just under ten now, no more issues.
How long did the rack last with the lift before it blew?

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Lift was installed around 1500 miles. Blowout was, I think, 47xx miles, or thereabouts.
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I've read, or heard, that rack failures can be equally attributed to the larger wheels as to the lifts... The added weight and rolling (turning) resistance of the wider tires. I also know that people's racks are blowing out on stock vehicles as well. Though I'm sure with less frequency....

All in all, I'm glad it was the dealer I bought the vehicle from who installed the kit. I considered doing it myself, or through and indy. I'm glad I didn't because it left very little wiggle room for my dealer.
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I've only got about 50 miles on my lift so far. Makes me nervous every time I get in the truck. I guess there is nothing I can do about it though.

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Totally understand. I'd try not to, cross that bridge when and IF you come to it. You may never have to deal with it...

I pulled a lot of info together to give myself a case if they denied warranty. That's what I would suggest for you. Arm yourself with info, just in case. Look for cases wherein there was a stock vehicle whose rack was blown, or cases where it was a lifted vehicle and the dealer chose to warranty it (such as mine)...
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Thanks, I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that I never have to go through that mess. I wish it was a case where if it doesn't blow right away, then it's good. But knowing that you drove several thousand miles before it blew worries me. I have been driving with the nannies off just in case there is any merit to that. Do you know what you were doing when yours blew?

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