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Questions for all the members who have lifted or planning on lifting

I have Bilstein 5100's arriving in 2 weeks and I was looking to level my truck and set it at the max of 2.8 (2.75"). I have also ordered a 1" coil spacer for the rear to give it a 0.5" rake
To get a tad higher....I was planning on adding a 1.25" Rough Country body lift, but reading reviews on suspension vs body lift has steered me away from it.

Got this idea from from forum member Bocephus, found here , who has a pretty nice stance.

My question is (i know whats in the title isn't a true suspension lift or is it close enough?)...

Is it possible to stack the Bilstein 5100 and Ready Lift Kit (2.5"F/1.5"R) and have a Good and Safe ride factoring the above?

Am I stupid in doing this (be kind with your comments if so )
This would technically give me a 5.25" lift (Bilstein set at 2.75) or a 4.6" lift (Bilstein set at 2.1)

1) Has anyone done this?
2) Can you tell me anything I need to worry about?
3) Will I prematurely wear things out quicker or is it safe?
4) Or is it better to go with the 1.25" Rough Country Body Lift vs. the Ready Lift Kit (2.5"F/1.5"R)
5) Did I or am I going about this the wrong way?
6) I don't know what else to ask, so anything you can tell me would be appreciated.

I want to run Toyo MT 35x12.5x20 with my 20x9 (0 offset) wheels.
I want a mild lift and my hope was 4" but Ill take the above heights if safe.

All your help and input is greatly appreciated
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Sounds like a bad idea to me. that would probably be too much of an angle for all of the suspensions parts to work properly at. I would just stick with the bilstiens
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Thanks for your input.
Hope others can chime in too..


At this point and after more research after posting this....
I may go the 1.25" Body Lift route paired with the Bilstein set to max.

Many, many people on this forum and others are running it with no problem.

Hope others can tell me something else or add to this.
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I test drove a 08 Ram 4wd with a 3" body lift and some 33x12.5's and no level kit. It rode stock and looked good. Could have easily fit 35's under it with the right wheel offset. So with the bilstein's and a 1.25 kit you should be good. I had a body lift on a pick up and a few suv's. If you want a off road look it is a cheap and easy way to go.
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I went with what has been tried and tested....
I ordered me some 1.25" RCX Body Lift to run with my Bilstein 5100's set to max 2.8 (2.75")

This should give me a 4" lift (4" front, 2.25" Rear) and still with a very slight rake

I still can't find any threads with anyone running Bilstein's and spacer pucks

Here are the threads I found that are running Bilstein's, 1.25" Body Lift, 1" rear coil spacer and one with a 6" Pro Comp Lift, which I may go to in the future.... (doubt it as Im sure I will like the 4" just fine)

http://www.**************/forums/sho...d.php?t=349440
http://www.*************/f40/rcx-bod...stalled-16512/
http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=108361
http://www.**************/forums/sho...d.php?t=353782
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