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Bilstein adjustable front OME rear?

I currently have OME 612 setup on my truck with a one inch block in the rear. I need to be lower for a parking garage. Can I remove the blocks on the rear and keep the OME rear shocks and switch the front out to Bilstein adjustable set on middle setting? I figure if I do this and drop from 295/70s to 275/70s I should gain some clearance right? If so how much clearance gained? I need to fit in a garage marked 6'8" with minimal risk. Trying to keep price down on switch too.
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Yep. You can do it.

How much clearance will depend on a few things...


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Measuring from peak of truck to ground is ~79" with my OME 612 and 1" block and 295/70r18s. Surely I could pick up 2" of top clearance with the switch in suspension and tires right?
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Measuring from peak of truck to ground is ~79" with my OME 612 and 1" block and 295/70r18s. Surely I could pick up 2" of top clearance with the switch in suspension and tires right?
You are being overly optimistic.

Bilstein 5100 at the highest setting is lower than OME 612 roughly by 1/2 inches. There's about 1.5 inch difference in diameter between 295/70/18 and 275/70/18, only half of which will go into the height difference of the truck. So you are looking at about 1 & 1/4 inch height difference between the two set-ups. If you go with stock tires (32 inches in diameter), your truck will sit about 1.75 inch lower than the current set-up.

Exactly how much lower do you need to go?

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Parking garage is marked at 6'8" so right now sitting at 79" I have 1" of clearance. Need to go low enough to be safe. No speed bumps are in the garage. Also planning on running the 5100s on middle setting not highest.
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I would think that if your truck is 6'-7" and the garage is labeled at 6'-8", then you should be ok... although I understand your desire for more of a safety factor. It is possible someone could have installed some plumbing or other utilities after the 6'-8" clearance was certified...
I live in Houston, and in the free garage at the Galleria mall my antenna didn't hit the warning bar entering the garage, but did hit a few things in there. The antenna is a few inches above the roof. I was definitely nervous!

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