Should i go for oem or aftermarket for non performance(with factory shocks for 56kmiles) for my 2017 hemi 1500 4x4 crew? (Oem is expensive, but is it worth buying) should i keep the coils or go for whole kit? Any ideas? Thanks.
Nothing more than some 2x6s, some tiles for a room and half yard dirt, regular stuff 4 half ton. Besides i got airbags in back coils. But concrete roads are not forgiving down here, they take on the front suspension, driver side shock is leaking. It is normal for 55k miles i heard.
I did diy on fronts. Replaced stocks with bilstein 4600s. Totally worth it. I will replace back ones soon. Not too hard with right tools, especially spring compressor is a must and offset wrench for the strut nut. Hard part was taking upper ball joints off, it took some hitting with mallet for some time.
Thanks for advice.
Went with the Bilstein 6112 (front) struts. These can be set to different heights to lift the front end if desired. My factory struts had 115k miles and one on the driver's side began to leak ever so slightly. The Bilstein units ride just slightly firmer, definitely not harsh by any means. I found a deal on Simco rear coils locally. put those in to replace the factory rear coils. The rear coils are a two stage spring shown by the red and yellow arrows. Had the 5100 Bilstein rear shocks installed about a year earlier.