Fox 2.0 vs Bilstein 5100 - Rear

Fox 2.0 vs Bilstein 5100 - Rear

This is a discussion on Fox 2.0 vs Bilstein 5100 - Rear within the RAM 1500 Diesel Suspension - Chassis forums, part of the RAM 1500 Diesel Garage - RAM 1500 Diesel Mechanics Corner category; I'm having Bilstein 5100's set at 2.8 installed on the front of my 2015 Outdoorsman next week. At 50k miles I figured I would the ...

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    Fox 2.0 vs Bilstein 5100 - Rear

    I'm having Bilstein 5100's set at 2.8 installed on the front of my 2015 Outdoorsman next week. At 50k miles I figured I would the rears replaced as well.

    I was hoping someone could share their experience as to what model would be beyter for my needs. This truck is my daily driver(work/kids/errands). I have Timber Grove airbags and tow a Travel Trailer and like to go adventuring to lakes on forestry and fire roads (light 4x4).

    I wasn't sure if I should match the fronts and put Bilstein 5100's or go with the "stiffer" Fox 2.0's for towing and full cab bed load.

    The found the price for either is almost identical so I'm not concerned with price.

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    Im going in next week for bilsteins front at 2.1 and rears. Then having them install timbrens for weight.

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    Rumor is at 2.8 it starts messing with ball joints but who knows

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sk123 View Post
    Im going in next week for bilsteins front at 2.1 and rears. Then having them install timbrens for weight.
    Do your own Timbers...took me less than 15 minutes...and I am NOT mechanically gifted...
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    Ya i planned to but they arent charging me so wth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sk123 View Post
    Rumor is at 2.8 it starts messing with ball joints but who knows
    I heard that too. So I picked up a pair of Mevotech UCAs from Amazon for a little of $100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawclan5 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sk123 View Post
    Im going in next week for bilsteins front at 2.1 and rears. Then having them install timbrens for weight.
    Do your own Timbers...took me less than 15 minutes...and I am NOT mechanically gifted...
    I took a little longer to install mine. But yes, they're an easy DIY.

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    I plan to install ready lift 2” or 2.5” with timbren rear. So many choices and this seems middle of road. https://www.readylift.com/2-front-le...500-4wd-1.html.

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    I think that I'll do...


    FRONT:
    Biltein 5100's @2.8
    Mevotech UCA's

    REAR:
    Fox 2.0
    Daystar 1" Polyurethane Spacer
    Timber Grove Airbags (installed)

    WHEELS/TIRES:
    315/70r17 (34.6") Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ P3's (installed)
    Black Ram Rebel 17x8 wheels (installed)
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    So here's my not so professional opinion. There's a few of us over on ram forum who dove into suspension pretty deep and have a bunch of data, if you're interested I can send you the link for one members thread, he has specs on all the shocks springs etc available for our trucks.

    The upper control arm stories are out there, and I've been able to find some pics but have yet to see one truly catastrophically fail, mevotechs are great for peace of mind, and cheap so it's a no brainer. At 2.8" the 5100s have various complaints from guys about being stiff or harsh in some instances, otherwise they are a great bang for the buck and a bit of an upgrade from oem. In the rear, I've yet to find a coil that doesn't compromise. All the lifted coils seem to be same rate as stock, so you still need bags to tow heavy and all the towing coils seem to ride like ass unless loaded up all the time. The fox 2.0s are a bit shorter in length than the 5100s for the rear, but unless you're rock crawling, you won't notice. Nor will you notice a difference in feel front to rear with them being different brands. Your setup will be a nice upgrade from oem without breaking the bank for sure.

    That being said, if you decide you want more. Gimme a shout and I'll help you with options. There's a bunch of options Coming out for these trucks now, everything you could want to suit your needs.

    Now I wanna see some pics of these 315s!

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