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    Bilstein 5100 Shocks

    UPDATE: I got the Bilstein 5100's installed on the front end of my truck on April 27; so I've had time to evaluated them, long term. There is a local shop about 1.5 miles away that said they'd swap the shocks out in the coil-overs/struts no problem. So on April 27, I pulled out the struts on the '16 Silverado, dropped them into a large backpack, slung it on my back, and rode my bicycle to the shop. Took about 25 minutes to complete both. Charged my $55.00 and I rode my bicycle home. 2 hours laters I had the 5100's installed. I have them set at 1.25" of lift in the front. Well 3 months later the verdict is that these shocks are the "REAL DEAL"!!! Even set with the slight 1.25" lift; these shock, at that setting ride better than the stock ones did at OEM height. IMHO; the stock ones had no dampening on "extension". Very pleased with the decision to do this mod.
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    I can see!!!

    http://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/slapshot.jpeg Question: Was Mike one of the "Hansen Brothers"??????
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    Great Songs

    Must remember that it was the psychedelic era.................. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCNHm59Ll2Q One of the best fade outs and then transition into another song ever..................
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    Great Songs

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    I can see!!!

    I recall several years ago that I received some "flack"/"good natured ribbing"; because I posted that Mikes Mom was a "hottie"!!! It was a while back. You're a good guy Mike!!!
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    I can see!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Png-PC0ews https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NilyiL2Y5ms
  7. Most "fireplaces" = a "net" loss in heat in a house. Just saying of course!!!
  8. Hope you're gonna burn that "next year". Splitting it now doesn't equate to "seasoned wood"!!
  9. Not here. I once shoveled a path thru deep snow to my wood pile so that I could stack 2-3 days worth of wood on my deck................had a deep freeze, and the line leaving my lift tank going to the field froze right where I exposed the ground to the air. It's only down about 18" there.
  10. Only about 3-4" of snow on the ground here, Mike. When it's cold like this, I'd much rather have a deeper snow on the ground so my septic doesn't freeze. It was pretty mild Fall/Winter until about 2 weeks ago................not very cold and little rain or snow. Then the DEEP FREEZE!!!!!!!
  11. 7:00am New Years Mornining.................-12*F at my place and windy......................
  12. When I had MightyWhitey, my '04.5, empty cruising 65-70mph I'd be 4-7psi of boost depending on wind and temperature. Your's seem high to me.
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    Bilstein 5100 Shocks

    I'm always careful my friend!! Sometimes stupid; but I do a lot of research on stuff I've not done before.............so I know what to expect.
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    Bilstein 5100 Shocks

    Been doing the reading about the front lifts/levels Mike. Most say 2.5"+ is the danger zone for stressing components. I'm just going 1.25".............which is the average for what Bilstein says for where I'm positioning the bottom spring perch snap ring. Could be more, could be less.........................
  15. I ordered these a couple days ago, and got them yesterday. I went with the 5100's because I have airbags in the rear, and am slightly higher than stock empty, and the rear 5100's are made for up to 1" of lift. I also want to raise the front a bit with the "ride height adjustability" that the 5100's offer. I believe this is a much better option than the traditional and easy way of lifting/leveling using a spacer or puck. I plan on the 1.25"lift in the front. I got the rears installed an hour after they arrived; took only 20 minutes to do both sides. The fronts are a lot more involved; as they are a "coil over" set up and a spring compressor is required to swap out the shocks. Don't know if'n I should just pull the coil overs out and take them to a shop to swap out the shocks................or rent a spring compressor and do it myself. Them manual spring compressors look sketchy at best. Anyhow; with just the rears swapped out, the ride in the back end has been transformed. No more bouncing like on a pogo stick!!! It my be a little more firm; but much more planted to the road if that makes any sense. Cannot wait to get the front end done.
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