Originally Posted by packfan88
im in the same boat you are....im sure you saw my thread a couple down.
a bit of clarification is needed. sure there is a suspension faq thread, but once your edone reading that and come ask a question the reply you get it "not, do it this way" or..."it might work".
then after going to the vendor web sites, you see there are many bilstein 5100s for sale...which package?
im glad you also have a dc 4x4. once you get set to order your products, i can order the same lol. And i too can go look under my truck for what leaf springs i have......i looked, i have 3 leaf (i assume a non TSB set).
Well I'm not the expert...but I'm getting 5100's on all four corners (approx $280 with discount at Downsouth Motorsports
). Front OME 884 springs (also at DSM for under $200) which will lift front approx 2" which is highest you can safely go and know you won't need UCA replacement. I don't want to use stock springs because it compromises ride quality. For the rear, I would go with the ICON
progressive 3 leaf setup but they are sold out so I'll go with the similar set from Wheelers ($150+shipping). This will lift rear just under 2" so I will be leveling the truck a small amount also since the front is going the full 2". This setup will be improving ride quality while lifting it and it won't cost me an arm, a leg, and my hair because i won't be pulling it all out trying to fix other problems caused by lifting any higher. This route is pretty fool proof I think
Oh and BTW, yes you have a non-tsb setup. Only thing I haven't decided on yet is whether or not I'll be removing the factory overload leaf when I install the progressive AAL setup. I probably will.