Originally Posted by jhinkle1989
i simply called my dealers and asked them if i could purchase just the front and rear parts and they said no problem. i am wondeering though if i use bilstiens and it takes it down to 5, then i set it to the max at 2.75 wouldnt that be 7.75 in of lift in the front, and do they make struts that are 1in longer than factory so that there is no need for a spacer, and in the back what about just a taller spring maybe? my goal is to try and get this dont without spacers at all and achieve atleast 6in of hieght, if i could find a true 6in lift in the back, and then use the bilstiens in the fron to achieve 7.75 i think that would be best. but idk, its early i gotta go to work i will try to respoond throughout the day and check in.
Originally Posted by jhinkle1989
Or maybe the better question is if someone could peice togethet a 6in lift using the front and the rear from two different kits and diferent shocks what two lifts and shocks would u use and why
When you say dealers, do you mean you ram dealer or a shop that does lift kits?
Man, I would DOUBLE check with this and make sure they are not charging you for 2 kits and simply pulling pieces from the kits as you want.
I have never heard a shop doing this....if they did they would have no use for the left over pieces as who would buy half a kit.
So....I would double check
Strut spacers are as is. Most companies offer a 5" strut spacer on avg. (some less) with the exception of RCX (5.5"). The way they achieve 6" is via pre load spacer of 1-2". As mentioned above, this CANNOT be paired with Bilstein. Technically it can, but highly not recommended. If someone at the shop says it can, take your keys and go to another lift shop. Seriously....
If you add Bilsteins to the Pro Comp (minus the pre load), on paper you are correct 7.75"
The Bilsteins will settle about .20-.25" within a month or so....but again, on paper, 7.75" is the number.
Regarding the back, there are no longer springs. What comes with the kit is a spring that gives you 4".
comparing the 2 kits (procomp and rcx), pro comp uses your stock springs and gives you spacers (for me, I did not want this), rcx gives you a new longer coil spring that gives you approx 4.5" of lift.
The only way to achieve height in the rear is via a rear coil spacer. I am not sure why you are leary about doing this. MANY members here are running this and do mudding/off roading and have zero issues. But this is your call whether you want to run it or not.
Can I ask why you prefer the Pro Comp front over another (again, if this can be done)
Are you aware that pro comp has a 5 year warranty vs a lifetime warranty provided by RCX?
That is why I am uncertain as to why you want to mix 2 kits together....
I can understand wanting to go with the coilover front of a Fabtech or ProComp kit as this eliminates the need for Bilsteins, but other than that, why?
Either way, if there is anything I can answer or help, let me know.
Again, I do not want to burst your bubble, but I do not want you installing the wrong things or getting wrong information.
Not trying to steer you to any particular kit but I would honestly stick to one kit. But that is just me.
At the end of the day going 2 different kits can void both warranties as they can easily say one cause the problem to the other as I can see this happening.
Whether true or not, this is something you will have to fight.
**EDIT** By the way, just to provide you numbers for the RCX front. with Bilsteins set to max, you'll have a front lift (on paper) of 8.25"