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Old 03-19-2011, 01:05 PM   #1
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Identify this please

Im still not sure what this is, i bought the truck like this, i know its bilsteins front and back, but the front has spacers, need help.......

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Old 03-19-2011, 01:07 PM   #2
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those are the stock blue and yellow bilsteins (i.e stock shocks) and a spacer lift

bilsteins 5100 are silver
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oh alright so its a 3" on the front and stock in the back? is there anything i can do to loose the space and keep the lift with those shocks? or just buy coil overs
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oh alright so its a 3" on the front and stock in the back? is there anything i can do to loose the space and keep the lift with those shocks? or just buy coil overs
I dunno about the rear (you didn't post pics) I'm sure there is something, AAL maybe or blocks (however I'd think you'd notice blocks)

If you remove the spacer you will have no lift

You either need Bilstein 5100s, lift springs, new coilovers, or some sort of combo springs/shocks
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Yeah I was looking at coil overs, I'm just going to save up and get kings, with the kings can I get this look but with no spacers and for it to ride smooth both on dirt and city?
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If I didn't know any better I would say you have both an over the coil and under lift spacers. If it were me I would lose one or the other, running two seems a bit extreme.
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sorry its blurry, but is that the pic you wanted?
not quite...though you do have the stock rear shocks....

how many leafs are in the leaf pack out back?

3 = stock leaf pack
4 = TSB recalled leafs
4+ = AAL

thick block = block
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check where the leaf springs sit on the axle for the block..
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and what do you mean loose one or the other, the coil or the spacer?
he thinks you might have two spacers, sorta looks like it

I think you just have a leveling kit because the spacer looks a little small
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If I didn't know any better I would say you have both an over the coil and under lift spacers. If it were me I would lose one or the other, running two seems a bit extreme.
There are two types (at least) of spacer lifts. One is the soft squishy spacer on top of the spring and the other is the black aluminum spacer near and on top of the spring. The soft spacer increases the firmness of the ride and will require a spring compressor to remove. The black aluminum spacer can be removed fairly easily and does not require any special tools. The reason I said you may want to lose one is because of all the strain you put on the ball joints with the high angle of your control arm. There are at least 100000 million opinions on whether spacers lifts should be used or not and which spacer lift is better. You will go blind trying to read them all. I run the hard spacer on top for many reasons. either way, removing one is not an emergency and you can research your options in the mean time.
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And why do you run the hard spacer? I like the lift but won't it level out if I take out the soft spacer? It will be a couple months before I get the king coil overs, I just don't want to mess up my truck and have to spend all my money fixing it Instead of fixing it and waiting longer for the kings
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Taking either spacer out will lower the front of the truck some. My guess is that you have about an 1 1/2 lift with the solid spacer and I have no idea how much your getting out of the soft spacer. These truck new are lower in the front than the back quite a bit. Look for a stocker and you will see the rake, front to rear. Removing the soft spacer will soften up the ride. Removing the hard spacer will do nothing to the ride quality but it will lower the front end. Your truck looks high in front anyway and thats with no load at all in the back. If you load the truck your lights will blind oncoming cars.
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Yeah I'll take put the soft spacer, that helps a lot, I already do blind people, but Ill aim my beams down more, it's stock in the back, should I not touch the rear end? Or how should I go with making it smoother? It's smooth as is but would kings in the back be way better? And should I get camburg a arms for the the front? Is that the best set up?
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