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19’ 1500 Bighorn ORP - Bilsteins B8 5100

VanIsland

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Hey guys,

I recently purchased a 2019 Ram 1500 Bighorn ORP on 18’s and took it hunting for the first time. Right away I found the front end of the truck to be to low to clear even small obstacles (deactivations, small rocks) and am looking to gain some height.

I have been pouring over the threads in regards to installing Bilsteins B8 5100 to lift the front end of gen5 1500 Bighorns with the “off road package”(ORP). From what I gather from the other threads the maximum lift achievable with the 5100’s on a ORP truck is 2” (setting 5 on the shocks) as the ORP already comes with a factory 1” lift. The rake on the truck is 3” (+/-) so if all goes well it will come out with a 1”(+/-) rake. I’m alright with a slight rake it’s more the ground clearance on the front end I’m interested in. 2” is better then nothing and with some larger tires I should be able to gain some height without a full on lift kit.

Just wondering how smoothly this modification went of others with the same model truck as myself? Also, does this modification effect the factory/extended warranty in any way? What kind of costs did you guys run into at the shop for install and alignment? Was it straight forward or did the shop run into any problems?

Thanks!
 

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I have the 5100’s on setting 4 on the front and 5160s on the rear with ORP springs and 275/65R20 Duratracs. I gained probably a bit over 3” in the front going to this setup. My BTS didnt come with ORP springs so i had the bilstein on stock springs for a few weeks and with the tires i still had a nice amount of lift on the front. So far zero issues and the truck drives amazing. I have the Bilstein 6112’s but yet to install them but theyre even better than the 5100’s for off roading. I also removed the front plastic valence and active air dam to gain more clearance and zero issues with that as well.
 

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I have the 5100’s on setting 4 on the front and 5160s on the rear with ORP springs and 275/65R20 Duratracs. I gained probably a bit over 3” in the front going to this setup. My BTS didnt come with ORP springs so i had the bilstein on stock springs for a few weeks and with the tires i still had a nice amount of lift on the front. So far zero issues and the truck drives amazing. I have the Bilstein 6112’s but yet to install them but theyre even better than the 5100’s for off roading. I also removed the front plastic valence and active air dam to gain more clearance and zero issues with that as well.
Thanks for the reply, looking forward to putting the order in and getting going on the work.
 

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No problem, you will be happy with the way it turns out. I use my truck for pretty much the same purpose, medium off roading, towing, and moving stuff. I found this way the best way to gain a tiny bit of lift that will useful with an improved ride and not be too much or look like a mall crawler. Setting #4 was the way to go too, the lines of these trucks make it look nose high if its completely level
 

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