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I've currently got a daystar 2 inch leveling kit on my 09 1500... I'm interested in a 6 inch suspension lift kit, and really wanted to see how it will look with the leveling kit.. is it gona be a problem that i already have the leveling kit? thanks.. pictures are always good
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Leveling kit wont be a problem. With your 6" lift you'll replace the stock spring and the day star spacer with a +6" spring and extended shock
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Leveling kit wont be a problem. With your 6" lift you'll replace the stock spring and the day star spacer with a +6" spring and extended shock
I was just talking to a guy at the shop where i'm taking my truck for a procomp 6" lift, and he said that you can't use a leveling kit with a lift kit.
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Only if you use the stage 2 Procomp will this work.I would not stack spacers.
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Only if you use the stage 2 Procomp will this work.I would not stack spacers.
Do you know the difference between the stage 1 and stage 2?

i'm going to book my truck in for a lift next week, and if i could use the leveling kit i've already got, spending the little extra for the stage 2 would be worth it to get up to 8" of lift. but then i'd have to get 37's instead of 35's i've got. haha decisions
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Do you know the difference between the stage 1 and stage 2?

i'm going to book my truck in for a lift next week, and if i could use the leveling kit i've already got, spending the little extra for the stage 2 would be worth it to get up to 8" of lift. but then i'd have to get 37's instead of 35's i've got. haha decisions

Stage one they use spacers on top of the struts.Stage 2 they use adjustable coilover struts not sure if they use spacers on top of those or not.

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You cannot use a leveling kit with a lift kit. The lift kit uses a spacer to raise the truck up...where your spacer is now. The Procomp coilovers will definitely kill the option to use your spacer since it is a totally different front suspension. SO to answer your question no you cannot use them together. You cannot stack spacers on top of each other...if you dont give a crap then go for it, if stuff breaks fix it haha

The stage 2 kit will only put coilovers up front rather then a spacer like Big Horn mentioned. It is not going to allow you to use the spacers still. Also I would recommend going with Fabtech for your lift or even Superlift. I have heard that the Procomp kits actually sag over time. I too was looking at Procomp since they were decently priced. Check out Superlift since they are close to the same cost and they have won awards for their lift kits for the 3rd gen Rams. They were my first choice but my shop couldnt get them. I ended up with the Fabtech kit and I am definitely glad I did since it is very good quality and just a great kit all around. They are a little more pricey but I think it is worth it. Just my $.02

The only thing to do if you want to go with a 6" lift and then get more out of it later you can buy the Bilstein 5100s. I have this setup in my truck right now. I have the Bilsteins in the front right now and a 6" lift kit. You can use the Bilsteins to raise it from 0-2.5" with 3 settings being .5", 1.5" and 2.5". You can use these since they are not a spacer. They raise the spring seat up to raise it, since it is different then how the lift kit does it then you can use it together. I have not used the Bilsteins to raise it yet but hopefully this month I will use them on the 1.5" setting to total my lift at 11"s. That is the only option you have if you want to put a leveling kit (Bilstein 5100s) and a lift kit together.
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The only thing to do if you want to go with a 6" lift and then get more out of it later you can buy the Bilstein 5100s. I have this setup in my truck right now. I have the Bilsteins in the front right now and a 6" lift kit. You can use the Bilsteins to raise it from 0-2.5" with 3 settings being .5", 1.5" and 2.5". You can use these since they are not a spacer. They raise the spring seat up to raise it, since it is different then how the lift kit does it then you can use it together. I have not used the Bilsteins to raise it yet but hopefully this month I will use them on the 1.5" setting to total my lift at 11"s. That is the only option you have if you want to put a leveling kit (Bilstein 5100s) and a lift kit together.

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My truck is going in for a procomp 6" next week, and i'll run my 35" mud grapplers for now, and maybe in a few months and go up to 37's and add the bilsteins to get the extra clearance
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What about 2" spacer and 3" spindles? I have McBay spacers that gave me about 2" and I just bought some 3" spindles because the store said I would be able to use them together and the only issue I would run into would be if the truck wasn't alligned right my new Mudgrapplers would be screwed.. I have lift blocks for the back and I am just wanting to add these small spindles and my blocks... Also, if I did this would I need new shocks immediatly or could it wait a week?
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What about 2" spacer and 3" spindles? I have McBay spacers that gave me about 2" and I just bought some 3" spindles because the store said I would be able to use them together and the only issue I would run into would be if the truck wasn't alligned right my new Mudgrapplers would be screwed.. I have lift blocks for the back and I am just wanting to add these small spindles and my blocks... Also, if I did this would I need new shocks immediatly or could it wait a week?
You should look into getting new shocks. Your shocks will be over extending and the ride will be horrible. I think getting them right away would be the better idea.
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