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Hey guys I'm thinking about buying a 4 inch lift in the next month or so and I had a few questions.

First off I'm looking at the skyjacker kit. (I'll have to contact them on fitment for my truck as their kit only goes up to 2012). Anyone have experience with skyjacker, good or bad...or have any other recommendations for another kit?

I also looked into rough country at first but they seem to have cheaper components (which is obviously reflected in the price) and their installation instructions weren't as good IMO. I also didn't like the idea of a spacer in the rear either when I can get a new taller spring with the skyjacker kit.

One of my main questions is what do do with the front lift...I already have bilsteins so do I set them to stock height and use the included spacer on top of the strut assembly or do I not use the included spacer and set them at say 2.1 or 2.8 to get the front lift?

I'll probably be picking up a set of 20x10 XD Monster wheels as well and maybe some 35s but I wonder if a wide set of 33s on the 20x10s would look decent? Anyone have 33s on 4 inch lift?

I'm just more of a fan of low and wide rather than a tall skinny tire...and I just can't stand all these trucks around stuffing 35s with a leveling kit it just looks ridiculous...or 9 inches of lift with a 17x9 wheel and 12.50s.....put some 15.50s on that bitch with a 10 inch -24 offset wheel or better yet a 12 inch -44 offset wheel for crying out loud!

But anyways...

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated and pictures are always a plus! Thanks!

Oh btw my truck is flame red and I'm eventually thinking about the ram runner bumper to finish the look ...which is why I didn't go with a 1.25 body lift and set my billies at 2.8 and a rear spacer to get 4 inches for another $150 instead of $1500! But the bumper would look goofy with the body lift
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Don't use the spacer. Just leave the Bilsteins as they are.
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Don't forget the new brake lines, and one of them there contraptions to reset your computer to make up for the difference in tire size and whatever else you may have in mind. Good Luck.
The last time I had a truck lifted 4", I used the Rancho setup. on an 98 GMC Sierra. SkyJacker is a good kit also.
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As far as the front Bilsteins go you will probably need to set them at 0.7" to fully level your truck with the 4" kit. I know that's the case for the RCX and Zone kits, not sure about Skyjacker since there aren't many people running them.... None that I've seen at least.

Personally I think 35's would look better with the 4" lift. More proportionate... But the look you go with is entirely up to you. If you want the cencal look go for the 33x12.5's.

Regarding the post above, you won't need new brake lines. You just slightly bend the stock ones and it's fine.
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If you're not too thrilled about RCX (which isn't as bad as you think it is) and you are considering Skyjacker, I'd recommend BDS.
BDS and RCX are our top selling kits for very specific reasons. We do sell all the kits including skyjacker and have sold 1 kit in the past year

With the BDS kit, you have optional 3" rear coil, that allows you to utilize your Bilsteins at a height increment, but they will have to be set at 1.4 to be level or 0.7 for slight rake

Personally, I'd recommend to run 35's and not 33's
You can find a slew of pics on these boards with members running around on stockers till their wheels arrived and it's not a site you'll like.

35's on just a 4" kit looks good even more so with your Bilsteins at 1.4 to obtain 5" of true lift.

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So after looking at some more kits I see that most of them use the spacer instead of a new coil spring..so I may consider RCX then since lots of people seem to like them.
The BDS seems pretty nice and I like the option of the FOX shocks but its a little more than I really wanted to spend so the RCX is looking pretty good now lol..and the kicker bars look pretty cool too...

Has anyone with a RCX kit left the front spacer out and just set the bilstein at 2.1 or 2.8 instead? Or is the spacer absolutely necessary?

I wish the FOX 2.0 shocks were on option with the RCX kit for the same price as they are with the BDS kit though..looks like you get 2 for the price of 1!
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Decided on the 35s too...
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Man that looks good...what do your wheel wells measure? Looks like the front sits just a hair higher? I might set at 0 if that's the case since a do a little bit if towing now and then...but then again I'd rather it be as close to level as possible and I can just get air bags for towing
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So after looking at some more kits I see that most of them use the spacer instead of a new coil spring..so I may consider RCX then since lots of people seem to like them.
The BDS seems pretty nice and I like the option of the FOX shocks but its a little more than I really wanted to spend so the RCX is looking pretty good now lol..and the kicker bars look pretty cool too...

Has anyone with a RCX kit left the front spacer out and just set the bilstein at 2.1 or 2.8 instead? Or is the spacer absolutely necessary?

I wish the FOX 2.0 shocks were on option with the RCX kit for the same price as they are with the BDS kit though..looks like you get 2 for the price of 1!
Fox shocks for the BDS kit is just an option and can be had outside of the kit.
If you want to RCX we can do something for you.
I'd even do Bilsteins in the rear as well
5100s are comparable to the Fox shocks and cheaper

Let me know if you need pricing on a lift kit and shocks.
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