Trying to get an idea of what I can get away with here on my '12 regular cab.
I initially was going to take the gamble of just ordering front 5100s and setting to 1.75", but it seems like some people had a level truck in doing this, others found the nose slightly high and ordered a 1" block or something for the rear.
Well, I wound up with a ~200 lb camper shell so I figured there was no way in hell I was getting away with setting fronts at 1.75" and not doing anything to the rear. In wanting to do it right the first time, I also ordered the Wheelers 3 leaf progressive AAL along with my 5100's.
Now I have no clue what to do after reading this board for hours. I understand that if I install the Wheelers 3 leaf in the rear and remove the factory overload, it'll be a little less lift. With 200 lbs of camper shell on the rear, is there any chance that I can get away with running 1.75" on the 5100's, or will I have dive bombing amounts of rake? A level truck would be ideal. A slightly raked truck (less than factory) would be acceptable.
It's throwing me off, because even the majority of trucks on here seem to have different experiences - such as 1.75" giving them 2" in the front, or 1.5" leaf packs giving 2" in the rear. With a regular cab, I assume I'll end up slightly above 1.75" too, and the rear will end up jacked as well. If the numbers were 100% accurate in a perfect world, I'd lessen my rake by .25" and the camper shell might bring me down a smidge too - less than factory rake, alignable front, sounds great. I'm not expecting too many folks to chime in since a lot of the regular cab guys seemed to do springs as well or a different setup entirely, but I figured I'd ask since doing it twice requires more time, and a second alignment