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Couldn't make out what the tape said . So we'll have to take your word for it . Now get to work !
From the garage floor its 36" front and 38 5/8" rear, Im going to use the second highest setup which is 2.1" lift according to essex distributors. They had my kit to my door in three days from BC to Ontario. I can't wait to drive it leveled, sure hope I get no wobble or vibration! will post pics right after I get back from a highway ride tomorrow
 

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From the garage floor its 36" front and 38 5/8" rear, Im going to use the second highest setup which is 2.1" lift according to essex distributors. They had my kit to my door in three days from BC to Ontario. I can't wait to drive it leveled, sure hope I get no wobble or vibration! will post pics right after I get back from a highway ride tomorrow
If you don;t mind my asking, what did they charge you?

Also, where abouts in the great white north are you?


Can't wait to see some more pics!
 

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xopt1js, I live in Thunder Bay which is about 1000 miles north of you at the northern tip of lake superior! I paid 487 and some change to my door, and like i said I ordered in the afternoon on Wed and Fri morning at 11am they were here. I talked with Gordon Barr about what I wanted and he seemed very knowledgable and helpful. In fact he told me at first to just get the fronts as my truck is still new but after talking with him and telling him I tow a boat and haul a quad in the box he said the rears stiffer valving might be better for me. If you want his number just pm me I'm not sure about the rules Re. posting links or numbers. I'll let you know how I like them later once they're on and the truck realigned
 

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Installed impressions

Well I got the kit on today and put about 75km on it. Had it up to 140 kph and absolutly no vibration. tried 2wd auto 4wd and the only vibration i had was in the back lane from a stop with the wheels turned a bit if I spun the tires I would get a slight vibration but I think That will happen with any 4wd spinning the tires. The ride quality is I'm happy to report excellent. Just slightly firmer but in no way would I consider it harsh in fact I love it! I took a pic of the half shaft and their is now a slight angle to them but not much at all. sorry no before pic of shaft. The measurments were 36" and 38 3/4" front and rear from garage floor to fender well before and 38 1/4 and 38 3/4 after, one half inch of rake I can live with!! overall I am extremely happy with the kit. Truck is dirty because it is very slushy here last couple of days and this is after I came off the highway from testing...first pic is before kit
 

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Thank You for the rep boost deputy! You know, the raked front end bothered me from the first day I got the truck, I just wasn't sure how I was going to get rid of it. The shock kit Seemed like the proper way to fix it. I'm sure glad I did it now.
 

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xopt1js, I live in Thunder Bay which is about 1000 miles north of you at the northern tip of lake superior! I paid 487 and some change to my door, and like i said I ordered in the afternoon on Wed and Fri morning at 11am they were here. I talked with Gordon Barr about what I wanted and he seemed very knowledgable and helpful. In fact he told me at first to just get the fronts as my truck is still new but after talking with him and telling him I tow a boat and haul a quad in the box he said the rears stiffer valving might be better for me. If you want his number just pm me I'm not sure about the rules Re. posting links or numbers. I'll let you know how I like them later once they're on and the truck realigned
Thanks for the response. I know T-Bay quite well.

So you ended up going with both front and rear? I don't do alot of towing so not sure if I would need the rears.

Truck looks great and glad to hear you are happy with the ride.

Did you end up using the second highest setup which is 2.1" lift or the highest?
 

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Yeah I used the second highest setting, mostly because I have my quad in the box quite often and if it were perfectly level then the ass would be lower with the weight and I sure don't want that! Yes the kit of four was 478 shipped but Gord at essex quoted me $111 each for fronts and $5 each shipping so $232 for the front kit only. I can't say enough how much more I like the ride quality, I was prepared for a little more harshness after reading some guys impressions. But I feel it soaks up the rough roads here so much better the differance is really night and day!
 

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Great mod man! The truck looks good!
 

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I can't wait to get my bilsteins for my 2012 Bighorn. I've dealt with Gord at essex before, Awesome guy. After reading your testimonials I'm going for it. Nice looking truck by the way.
 

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I can't wait to get my bilsteins for my 2012 Bighorn. I've dealt with Gord at essex before, Awesome guy. After reading your testimonials I'm going for it. Nice looking truck by the way.
Thanks man, just remember you need a quality re-alignment after install to avoid wobble and premature wear.
 

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So let me get this right do u actually get a lift off just putting these on or are these just preformance shocks u put on to get a smooth ride with the lift?
 

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Thanks for the pics.. I like it level... You may have pushed me over the edge to do this mod... I am thinking Ill do the rears too as I pull my 6000lb boat. What is this Timbren kit all about? Are these like soft bump stops? And what do you guys think about how this will look with the stock Wrangler HP 20's. Gotta wear those out for a but I am thinking of going with Wrangler Duratracs next time around..
 
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