Truck looks great and all, but I think you already know this is going to get shut down eventually... What are the specs on your trailer? I've always been curios about the effects of a bracket lifted truck and some heavy trailering...
Curious on the trailer specs as well. I just got a lightweight 5er toy hauler. Only pulled it 5 miles so far.
Your setup looks nice but I’d bet you are over your payload rating.
Did you use an RCD lift or just their shocks with some other 6”?
How do they ride? They seem to hold up ok?
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I had the same thought before I had my second bottle of Dew this morning.It is early and am waiting on coffee but did I read.those scale numbers correct?? Yikes.
I unfortunately did not know about RCD until I called BILSTEIN (btw their customer service was amazing) directly so I only have the shocks for now!
I explained my situation on looking for HD shocks and that I had the airbags. They gave me the phone number to Race car dynamics and exact part numbers needed to accommodate the load and height requirement for the struts and rear shocks. The shaft is thicker and longer than the regular 5100 series, plus the front is still adjustable for four or 6 inch. I already had the full 6” lift by rough country which I think uses pro comps lowest end shocks, for off-road use they prob were ok as they were very spongy! They bilsteins I have now are way stiffer and I can swerve left to right let’s say slalom style and feel confident without body roll as before.. Best way to describe it is I can trust my wife driving the truck with our new born and her being able to swerve in an emergency left then immediate right without losing control at speeds of 70+mph.. my other vehicles are high performance vehicles that we are use to and I want this truck to be lifted and as close to those cars as possible..
When I tow the fifth wheel it definitely slows any rebounding from bridge or concrete joints and bumps along the interstate which was my main concern since I’m a bit nose high. Being nose high on the fifth wheel causes the truck to hold more hitch weight causing the pro comp shocks I use to have, have shock fade from the internal gas heating up. Now I don’t have that issue at all.
Very satisfied. If you are interested I will pass RCDs wholesalers number to you that supplies them. They have an east and west warehouse.
Here are the phone numbers I have for the west and east coast wholesalers.
BILSTEIN gave me the RCD direct contact number but it’s no different than the one you see when you look up race car dynamics on line. When I called them that’s when they told me to contact Sean at the west coast side. At first I only wanted the rear shocks due to price, well he said let me call you back and he made me a hell of a deal that I ended up getting the fronts to. I did reuse my oem front spring to keep my same spring rate. I also told him that I had rough country’s 6” lift. He said perfect.
So far I would say I have been very impressed..
hope this helps you out..