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I was at a local dealer today about to purchase the set-up in the title of this thread. The dealer who is also a mechanic and installed said I would have major alignment issues with this set-up. He insisted it would be better with the 3" rear coils and bilsteins set at 2.1.

Anyone with the set-up mentioned fro the 6" lift, 5" coils and bilsteins that can chime in? I really like the look of the set-up from pics I have seen, but don't want any alignment issues later on down the road.
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I just installed a 6" with 5" rear and it seems to be doing just fine for me? I'm not sure why he would say that. Here's mine, Bilsteins are set at 1.4 though.

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He said maxing out the Bilsteins would throw off the geometry of the front too much for an alignment to compensate for. He then said setting them lower and going with 5" rear coils would give me too much rake. I just want to make one purchase, not go back to the drawing board several times to get it right.
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Well here's a side view with 1.4 for the front. I dont think that there is much rake at all?



Besides i know a lot of people having them set at 2.1 also without issues. I'm sure they will chime in soon here.
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Awesome look Draken! Thanks for the info!
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I wouldn't recommend setting the Bilsteins at 2.8" with the lift. For one, that will make it nose high. And two, it will create more stress on the front end parts and give it a slightly harsher ride. But you won't have any issues setting them at 1.4" or 2.1" to level out the lift. It's essentially the same as adding Bilsteins on a stock height truck because of the differential and control arm drop brackets and longer steering knuckles. There won't be any issues aligning it.
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No problem man!

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I wouldn't recommend setting the Bilsteins at 2.8" with the lift. For one, that will make it nose high. And two, it will create more stress on the front end parts and give it a slightly harsher ride. But you won't have any issues setting them at 1.4" or 2.1" to level out the lift. It's essentially the same as adding Bilsteins on a stock height truck because of the differential and control arm drop brackets and longer steering knuckles. There won't be any issues aligning it.
Hoping you would chime in haha or FastNugly.
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I have that setup on my truck and it definitely sits a little nose high. The other thing I am not 100% sold on is that the rear brake lines are stretched a TON when you install the lift. When the weight of the truck is on the axle they are fine, but as soon as you lift the rear off the ground look out.

Other than that I have had zero alignment issues. However, I have the Zone upper control arms and they are wayyyy better than stock. The ball joint angle is night and day difference with the new beefy Zone ones.



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Hey Draken, what PSI are you running your Toyo's at? I believe are too low at 32, atleast thats what the truck is reading them at. I was thinking of running them at 40-45 like I use to run my Trail Graps on my F150.

Anyone have any input on this? Sorry for the sidebar....
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I have that setup on my truck and it definitely sits a little nose high. The other thing I am not 100% sold on is that the rear brake lines are stretched a TON when you install the lift. When the weight of the truck is on the axle they are fine, but as soon as you lift the rear off the ground look out.

Other than that I have had zero alignment issues. However, I have the Zone upper control arms and they are wayyyy better than stock. The ball joint angle is night and day difference with the new beefy Zone ones.



Any rubbing issues with those wheels and tires?
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