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Old 05-18-2011, 01:31 PM
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Hey whats going on guys/gals? I have a 11 1500 sport. I would like to level the truck out but at the same time raise it up a bit. I wanted to know if it was a bad idea to use a readylift spacer kit rasies 2.5ish in the front and 1.5ish in the rear and on top of that I wanted to add the bilstein adjustables front and rear. Id like to raise the front up about 4 4.5 inches and the rear about 3.5ish inches.

What are you opinions in doing what I said above and if its a bad idea what do you guys suggest.

Also the total for the shocks and ready lift totals about $800-850 which is about what Im looking to spend but if its better/ safer to fork out extra money thats definatly an option.
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Really bad idea. It would put your CVs on a really steep angle and cause vibrations.
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Awesome! Well not awesome but thats the kind of answer I needed.

What would you suggest? Just getting a 4in lift? or doing a body lift with bilsteins? Also how do the gears hold up to the bigger tires. I only want to go with 35's but lets say someone who runs 37's or 38's. How does that affect the longevity of the gears in the truck. I have the 3.55's
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I found a 1.25 inch body lift and the bilsteins. Would have about a 3.25 lift in front and a 2.25 in the rear. Cost was like 640ish. Opinions needed pls.

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I found a 1.25 inch body lift and the bilsteins. Would have about a 3.25 lift in front and a 2.25 in the rear. Cost was like 640ish. Opinions needed pls.

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The adjustable bilsteins and the body lift would work well together in my opinion. I have that same body lift on now with a leveling kit and it rides great and looks good in my opinion. With taller tires, body lift, and level kit I am 4 inches higher in front than stock height. The body lift you are speaking of is the rough country and it is a simple install.
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I would say put a 4" lift on thee with bilsteins.You would love it. Or go with a 6" like I did.
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Thanks for the info rinkman. I just found a combo set up last night that was only 275 bucks for the body lift and a front 2.5 spacer and .75 spacer rear. Thinking thats a pretty cheap lift option.

BH 4 life Id love to do a 4in lift but I cant justifiy the amount of money spent espually when Ill prolly never actually use it for its purpose. Also I need to fit into parking garages for a bit longer.

Decision now is do I want to use spacers f and r which I think will look the best or go with bilsteins just for the sake of adjustability.
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I would go with the Bilsteins they are worth the money trust me.
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I would go with the Bilsteins they are worth the money trust me.
Lol thanks Ill take your word for it.

If I waited and saved for the 4in lift Id probably get it but Id add the bilsteins and then the lift would be around 6in's and 6in is just too much for me.
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Lol thanks Ill take your word for it.

If I waited and saved for the 4in lift Id probably get it but Id add the bilsteins and then the lift would be around 6in's and 6in is just too much for me.

That is why you should get the bilsteins because they are adjustable from stock setting,1.4",2.1",and a 2.8"= mine. So if you go with the 5100's and you raise your front end with them. Later on put a 4" lift on then lower your setting of your bilsteins to 1.4" or stock setting. So ya a would do the bilstein 5100's.

Verses getting the leveling kit that has spacers you would never use when putting on a 4" lift. Bilsteins are a win win to me. Just trying to help ya out bro.

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