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I have a 2012 1500 5.7. I am interested in adding a lift kit but am confused as to what would be best for my driving habits. I see there are lift kits/body lifts/leveling kits for $150.00 to $1500.00. I have no idea what would be best or the most economical for my needs. I am looking for about a 3" lift.

I am not going to do any serious 4 wheeling but can see going off road some. I have a Ranch Hand grill guard on it which seems to have weighted the front end down somewhat.

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I have a 2012 1500 5.7. I am interested in adding a lift kit but am confused as to what would be best for my driving habits. I see there are lift kits/body lifts/leveling kits for $150.00 to $1500.00. I have no idea what would be best or the most economical for my needs. I am looking for about a 3" lift.

I am not going to do any serious 4 wheeling but can see going off road some. I have a Ranch Hand grill guard on it which seems to have weighted the front end down somewhat.

Any suggestions or info you can share before I start shopping around would be greatly appreciated.

All you need is a simple leveling kit. Go order a ready lift leveling kit. Or BDS or RCX doesnt matter. Dont waste your money for something you probably wont care for. Leveling kit is all you need.
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If a 3" lift is all you want then I recommend the Bilstein Ride Height Adjustable shocks. They will give you 2.8" of lift up front and one hell of a great ride. Check this out.
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Thanks for the quick replies. I love options and will check them all out. Anyone else?
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If a 3" lift is all you want then I recommend the Bilstein Ride Height Adjustable shocks. They will give you 2.8" of lift up front and one hell of a great ride. Check this out.
http://ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=107003
Agreed. I ran these on my 2012. But I ran them on top of a 6" so it was a tad different. Great option.
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Assuming its a 4wd the Bilsteins work great. Unfortunately they are now available for 2wd.
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Assuming its a 4wd the Bilsteins work great. Unfortunately they are now available for 2wd.
Correct. But since the Op says he is going to do some 4 wheeling we had to assume he has 4WD.
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That would be correct, 4WD.

2WD would not be relevant.

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Definitely go with the Bilsteins, I'm not a big fan of spacers. Although a bit more cost efficient, with spacers you keep the OEM shocks which will need to be replaced eventually anyway. Why not just take care of all of it at once?
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