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Old 12-21-2012, 10:51 AM
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hi i am new to this forum and i was thinking about getting the RC 3.75" combo kit for my 2009 ram 1500 due to how cheap the lift is for the height. Just wondering on the input of other people that may have this kit on there trucks and was wondering if it actually does a good job on leveling out your truck.Also gas mileage lost?, and how it rides, and also if i should clear 35x12.5x17 with no trimming? Does anyone no of a company that sells a lift like this for around the same price with the same height if not more? don't want to go to big just enough for it to stand out. thanks
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I have the 2.5/1.75 rcx and do plan on adding the body lift this coming summer. The kit was easy to install about 2.5 hours (with a few drink breaks) I didn't notice any difference in ride quality compared to stock. You will loose mpg's just do to the larger tires. It's a given. On average I dropped about 3 mpg. But 90% of my driving is "city" and the longest "highway" driving I do is about 10 miles and most of the time I have to pass everyone I encounter because they are driving to slow. On the few long trips I've taken (250 miles round trip) my average gets back up to 16 mpg. But my instant mpg still hangs around 18-22 mpg at 60-65 mpg
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thats not to bad as of the mpg and also do you notice a big difference in stance meaning does it level the truck out nice? also just bought the combo kit i hope it will look nice.Are you running 33" tires on the leveling kit. just wondering because i was going to run 35x12.5x17s with the body and the leveling kit. just wondering if i will have no promblem with rubbing. RC sais it should be fine.
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it doesn't level the truck it keeps the factory rake. Im not sure how the figured 2.5" in the front as the spacer only measures 1.75". if you want it level dont install the rear spacers. but if you haul or tow anything use the rear spacers. Im running 285/70/17 which are a 33" and have plenty of room. add the body lift and you will have no problem clearing 35's.
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alright i have air suspension in the back so i could just take some air out to level out the truck and if i have to tow anything will but air back into them. Also i am looking at getting these rims on my truck when i install the lift http://www.roughcountry.com/wheels/m...951-black.html . 17" rims -12mm offset with 35" toyo's or MT just looking for a nice offroad tire but is still good on the street. the only issue i was having was the -12mm offset on the rims. Just dont want any rubbing. Not going extreme offroading but if i do go offroading dont wanna rip off my front bumper:P.
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Also can you post some pics of your truck so i can see what the leveling kit looks like installed? thanks
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This is the same kit with 35" tires!


I lost @ 2 mpg on the kit alone. And another 1mpg on the tires. I get 12.5 around town and @ 14-15 on highway. Towing my camper is UGLY!!!
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That's not that bad. And you have no issue with rubbing at all?
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At full right turn since I have 1.5" spacers the tire TOUCHES the inner fender. Just touching the plastic. I am going to 5/16" spacers to resolve this and to get the tires under the truck. I love surf fishing but don't want to sandblast the sides of the truck.
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and those are the stock rims? im planning on getting 17x9 with a -12mm offset and have been told i will not have any issue with rubbing on 35x12.5x17s with no wheel spacers. and if you dont mind me asking what a measurement from flat ground to the bottom of you drivers door. ground clearances. thanks im just trying to get a good idea of what its going to look like
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