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Ok…so I recently put the BDS 6" lift with 5100s set at 1.4 and a rear 3" spring. I thought with this combo the front would end up higher than it did but now I'm not exactly happy.

So my question is, how could I go about getting the front lifted another 1.5"? Is 3" more than the differential drop ok on the stock cvs?

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Are you wanting to go higher because your truck is still not level? Or do you want the front end to be higher than the rear?

You can go up to 2.8" on the Bilsteins if you really want but it will be harder on parts and give you a rougher ride.
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I want the front a tad higher. It sits about perfectly level right now.

I know they can go to 2.8 but I don't like the idea of setting them to max with the 6" strut spacer on top of them…not to mention the right is much much more stiff at 2.8.
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Why is it more stiff at 2.8? Stiffness is in the depth of the stroke not the rebound. There is no difference in ride at any setting until you get to maxing the stroke. That is what they are designed to do.
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I want the front a tad higher. It sits about perfectly level right now.

I know they can go to 2.8 but I don't like the idea of setting them to max with the 6" strut spacer on top of them…not to mention the right is much much more stiff at 2.8.
You could set them at 2.1" then...

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Why is it more stiff at 2.8? Stiffness is in the depth of the stroke not the rebound. There is no difference in ride at any setting until you get to maxing the stroke. That is what they are designed to do.
It's not the shock itself that makes it stiffer, it's the angle of the suspension. Because the control arms are at steeper angles (more vertical) more force is transferred up into the frame rather than the suspension absorbing it like when the control arms are close to level.
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I don't doubt your theory. I have mine at 2.8 and they are more plush than stock. Everyone else I talk to says the same.
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You could set them at 2.1" then...
Exactly what I was thinking but would like more height than just the little over half inch...
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