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Old 01-20-2012, 08:52 PM   #1
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I currently own a 2011 DCSB with the off road package. I bought it with a 1.75" spacer up front and a 2" block in the rear. I like the way it sits and drives but am looking to do away with the spacers and blocks and achieve a more level stance but obtain about a 2.5" lift but no more than 3". Also, I do not want to have to upgrade alot of other components such as a diff drop kit or axle shims unless absolutely necessary. I will be doing minor off road trips but I am looking mainly for the stance and "look" and maintain a great on road drive. I would like to possibly stay with the stock UCA's unless I absolutely have to swap them (and probably will down the road). Now for the ?'s-- My first is, can I use my stock coils and with Billstein 5100s front and rear, and do away with my spacers and blocks? Will this give me the lift and level stance I am looking for? Second-- If I need to replace my coils (with say the Eibach's) can I still do away with the spacers and blocks?
Or scrap the first 2 questions and just go with the OME 3" lift from Toytec? and will the OME give me ALL the things I am looking for? Sorry for the lengthy post, just want the best look, performance and bang for my buck. Thanks to all that respond!
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:59 PM   #2
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Getting TSB done also, forgot to add that in there
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:16 AM   #3
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I currently own a 2011 DCSB with the off road package. I bought it with a 1.75" spacer up front and a 2" block in the rear. I like the way it sits and drives but am looking to do away with the spacers and blocks and achieve a more level stance but obtain about a 2.5" lift but no more than 3". Also, I do not want to have to upgrade alot of other components such as a diff drop kit or axle shims unless absolutely necessary. I will be doing minor off road trips but I am looking mainly for the stance and "look" and maintain a great on road drive. I would like to possibly stay with the stock UCA's unless I absolutely have to swap them (and probably will down the road). Now for the ?'s-- My first is, can I use my stock coils and with Billstein 5100s front and rear, and do away with my spacers and blocks? Will this give me the lift and level stance I am looking for? Second-- If I need to replace my coils (with say the Eibach's) can I still do away with the spacers and blocks?
Or scrap the first 2 questions and just go with the OME 3" lift from Toytec? and will the OME give me ALL the things I am looking for? Sorry for the lengthy post, just want the best look, performance and bang for my buck. Thanks to all that respond!
Yes, you can use the 5100s with stock coils, the lift function was designed to be mated to stocks. You don't get lift from the rear 5100s. If you set them to 2.5, you shouldn't need new ucas, though any lift has its variables.

If you use coils or 5100s, you can get rid of your spacers.

If you want a full 3" though, either the toytec or ome will give you a good bang for your buck, and you don't have to worry about buying parts; you just buy the whole kit.
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:37 AM   #4
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Thanks Konaborne, any input helps. May just go with the 5100s all the way around and leave my blocks in back, with the TSB, and front set at 2.5 that should get me pretty close to level....right? I believe the TSB gives you like .5"?----ALOHA
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:41 AM   #5
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You should be leveled pretty good, you could also switch out your block for an AAL, it'll extend the life of your leaf pack (blocks can wear down packs faster)

the 5100s set to 2.5 up front might ride a little stiff/you'll lose some travel, but if you don't offroad much it shouldn't be a problem. the 5100's ride way better than stock
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So 5100s set at 2.5 and 5100s in the rear, TSB added, block removed what AAL do i need? And if I don't go with the TSB what do I need as far as an AAL? How do those come and where is the best place to snag some? Sorry for all the rookie ?'s
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:50 AM   #7
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the AAL is up to you, many people make them, ranging from 1-2" (usually)
toytec, skyjacker, Icon, all make AALs (just need to make sure they're TSB-compatable if you get them, just call the distributor and they should be able to tell you)
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Man I can't thank you enough for the quick response and info! Stay safe
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:44 AM   #10
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Pics definitely forthcoming when installed...gotta show her off right?!!!
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look in my gallery...Just got it done today. Ride is good no complaints and got about an inch lift in the rear with a free alignment.
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Prob better off with new coils too......otherwise theyll ride just like a spacer lift! You have new coils so they'll be OK for a little bit but you'll eventually have to do it again with new coils. Just some food for thought! I was in the same boat when I ditched my spacer lift and decided the new coils were needed too!
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