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#1 Old 08-25-2012, 09:23 AM
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Whats are the pros and cons of the HDs vs. the 5100s ? Im looking to upgrade or replace when im due for shocks. 2008 SE stock height.
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#2 Old 08-25-2012, 10:27 AM
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Same shocks, except the 5100 has three positions for the spring perch. One is at the stock height, the other two will lift the front up to 2 inches.
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ive read that the rears arnt adjustable so would these be to level the truck off ?...and if im looking for a quality replacement/upgrade...arent the hds fine ?...forgive the ignorance...i like to do my research...the whole measure twice cut one thing.
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If you want to remain stock height use the HD. They work great.
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If you want to remain stock height use the HD. They work great.
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Where is the best place to get the HD? Are the ones for the
Titan the same as the armada?

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Where is the best place to get the HD? Are the ones for the
Titan the same as the armada?
Check with our sponsors to get the Bilsteins. The Titan and the Armada use the same front shock, but not rears.
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Check with our sponsors to get the Bilsteins. The Titan and the Armada use the same front shock, but not rears.
Thanks sir will do. My fronts rattle so much

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i got my HDs from shockwarehouse.com the other day. 'armada2012' discount code will get you 5% off. mine were just under $200 for the pair. ordered a set of spring compressors from autozone($70). had them installed in about an hour. pretty easy install if you are mechanically inclined at all. i was just at the dealership and checked on what a new set of shocks would run if they did them and it was $300 for the shocks and $200 for the labor. 2 hours labor. WOW!!! anyway. my mada is a 7 with 45k and i notice a difference. its not cadillac smooth but still better than it was. i think the rear could be improved but not sure if it is possible with the air system on mine. still searching. good luck.

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I put the 5100's on my '07. I set them to the middle notch and got a 2 inch lift. I then adjusted my level sensor on the rear airshocks to bring it back to level. (2 turns). No problems since. This level puts the front camber settings on alignment, right at the limit of the camber bolt slot length. If you exceed this height setting, either the shop will try and soak you for "camber offset bolts" for about $600 (pep boys). Or you can lengthen the slots with a file or drill for about the cost of the drill bit and an hour or so. The Bilsteins cure 99% of the shortcuts that Nissan took in building the front end. No more bump steer, no more wobbles going over railroad tracks, reduced sway, better offroad tracking, better tracking on uneven pavement, much reduced front tire wear, much much better feel when going over speed bumps and potholes. -Magic- something every mada owner should do 10 minutes after driving them off the lot.
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