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Thanks for the advanced info guys.

For the lift I plan on running 35/12.5/20s on the new rockstar2 wheels. From what I'm reading I'll go ahead and order 5" rear fox shocks, ditch the steering stabilizers and the rear puck from the Top Gun Customz kit I have now and set the Bilsteins to whatever I need for level. I really don't want to max out the front either.

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Thanks for the advanced info guys.

For the lift I plan on running 35/12.5/20s on the new rockstar2 wheels. From what I'm reading I'll go ahead and order 5" rear fox shocks, ditch the steering stabilizers and the rear puck from the Top Gun Customz kit I have now and set the Bilsteins to whatever I need for level. I really don't want to max out the front either.

Thanks guys!
Chris, what is your current rake? Either before leveling or after (if you are leveled)

Honestly? Many guys with the BDS lift need to max the Bilsteins.
This is not necessarily a bad thing as the drop brackets on the BDS drop it quite low allowing the for the max Bilsteins and still some pretty good angles on the CVs.
But any way I can help, let me know your starting point and we can fine tune this for a perfect lift.
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Where do I need to measure? From the ground to the fender?
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Where do I need to measure? From the ground to the fender?
Park on fairly flat ground and measure ground to below fender at the front and rear
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OK. The front is at 38 1/2. The rear is at 40. If I subtract the current leveling kit (2 1/2 front and 3/4 rear) that means it should be sitting at 36" front and 39 1/4 in the rear. That's a difference of 3 1/4 inches.

BDS' website says I should be running the 3" rear shocks since it is about 3" in tail height difference.
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With the 3" rear you'll either be level or 3/4" rake and you can use the Bilsteins to level you out.
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With the 3" rear you'll either be level or 3/4" rake and you can use the Bilsteins to level you out.
Will the 5" make much of a difference in the overall height or will it just rake out the truck again? I'd prefer not to max out my bilsteins. I'm going to call BDS tomorrow and ask about the steering stabilizers.
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Will the 5" make much of a difference in the overall height or will it just rake out the truck again? I'd prefer not to max out my bilsteins. I'm going to call BDS tomorrow and ask about the steering stabilizers.
Typically with guys and 3 1/4" rake require maxing Bilsteins to get near level and still aren't

If you think about it...here is the math.
If you run the Bilsteins, you'll need to remove the 5/8" pre load spacer which leaves you with the strut spacer of 4.5"

Front - 36" + 4.5" = 40.5"
Rear. - 39.25" + 5" = 44.25"

So that 3.75" rake and Bilsteins max will net you 1" rake.

As mentioned. BDS has a pretty good drop bracket and your CV angles will be better than guys with an RCX and 2.1" Bilateins.

If you're not comfortable with the Bilateins being maxed then your option is 3" rear

Front - 36" + 4.5" = 40.5"
Rear - 39.25" + 3" = 42.25"
Rake of 1.75"

Setting Bilsteins to 1.4" will get you level or fairly close and 0.7" for 1" rake
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Thanks for the advanced info guys.

For the lift I plan on running 35/12.5/20s on the new rockstar2 wheels. From what I'm reading I'll go ahead and order 5" rear fox shocks, ditch the steering stabilizers and the rear puck from the Top Gun Customz kit I have now and set the Bilsteins to whatever I need for level. I really don't want to max out the front either.

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you going for -12 offset on the rockstars 2 right?... Cant wait for the pics!
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you going for -12 offset on the rockstars 2 right?... Cant wait for the pics!
Yup. I got on the list early so hopefully they'll ship out by the end of September. My intention is to remove the spokes for the winter and have them chromed for the spring.
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