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Old 01-15-2013, 08:18 PM   #1
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Uh Oh I am too high now. What to do?

Hi,

I recently installed the OME kit on my DCLB. I knew the OME kit would lift it about 2 to 3 inches and that was no problem. Problem is I did not take into consideration that the truck was already sagging down so in reality I would get about 5 inches from where I was.

Problem is the lift is way too high now. Truck handles like a dream but for work purposes it is a pain in the ass...

Any suggestions about something I can do to lower it? I needs to be somewhat cost effective and ride effective as I don't want a harsh ride. The kit does not have even 1.5k miles yet, but I do not have the old one since it was really bad and I recycled it.

I thought about selling it and buying a new one, maybe even a X-Runner, but I just bought another car, so I do not really want more payments.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated as this is affecting my work a bit.

Thanks!

As a side note:

If I do keep this setup how it is, Ill be putting on 33s. If I searched right, I should not have to trim anything right?
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If you think its too high, don't put 33's on it, they will just make it higher. You could go with a 265/75R16 or a 265/70R17, they are 31.7", still look good but not as high.

Also obvious question but did you put the spacers up front? If so take them out.
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Right now I have 32s. I had that with the stock suspension. Riding on 18 inch wheels. If I go for 33s it will be because I decided to stay this high, since the fenders look a bit empty. I would of course not get 33s if I went lower.

Spacers? I never had any spacers and I did not order the trim packer thing since my truck has always been leveled. Currently no spacers are in my truck.

If I removed the 3rd leaf in the dakars, would I lose a lot of weight capability in this back? Ride quality? Also, how would I do something to the front to match what I do in the back?
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If it was sagging and you wanted it a little higher, why not just replace the stock springs? If you want the adjustability get coilovers. What kind of work do you use the truck for?
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I can almost guarantee that you can't just drop on 33s and not have to do amything else... I have the same lift, have done extensive trimming and cutting, and still have a ways to go
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If it was sagging and you wanted it a little higher, why not just replace the stock springs? If you want the adjustability get coilovers. What kind of work do you use the truck for?
It was sagging. Also with all the bad stories and my personal experience with stock leafs I did not want to risk it.

Coilovers would mean replacing the front suspension right? I mean what we have are coilovers if I am not wrong, I guess you mean like billie 5100s?


I often carry pool supplies and construction materials in my truck.
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I can almost guarantee that you can't just drop on 33s and not have to do amything else... I have the same lift, have done extensive trimming and cutting, and still have a ways to go
Interesting. That will be a pain. Do you have aftermarket UCA's? I think I might need... Hopefully I wont.
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I was asking because OME offers a 1/2"-ish spacer that is optional with the fronts, (this is different from the trim packer which only goes on the drivers side and is 5mm thick). Don't know what taking out the rear leaf will do for weight capacity, but my understanding is it makes the ride more comfortable (less stiff) when you don't have a heavy load etc.

I don't my fenders look empty with 31.7" tires, but everyone has their own taste.

What coils did you get in front? You could go down a weight. (If you have 885's you could go down to 884's for example)
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Dont know, guess I am just used to seeing fenders being a bit more filled.

I have 885s, would 884s really do much diference? I do not have any aftermarket bumper nor do I plan on installing one.
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What is your hub to fender measurements ?
Shit... Brb.
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Interesting. That will be a pain. Do you have aftermarket UCA's? I think I might need... Hopefully I wont.
Yes I have aftermarket UCAs and aftermarket wheels with different backspacing to give me more clearance... The 33s that I have do have a very aggressive tread which may contribute to my rubbing. I still say that any 33s will require some cutting
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It was sagging. Also with all the bad stories and my personal experience with stock leafs I did not want to risk it.

Coilovers would mean replacing the front suspension right? I mean what we have are coilovers if I am not wrong, I guess you mean like billie 5100s?


I often carry pool supplies and construction materials in my truck.

Technically what we have are struts. A coilover usually refers to an adjustable performance strut. A Bilstein is not what I was talking about. That is a good option for the front. If you go billies and eibach springs on .85, that is 3" lift. You would need to run an uca at that point that is adj. If you haul a lot of weight often run TSB springs if you aren't already. That will keep your load capacity up and give a slight lift over the non-TSB springs. AP makes a nice leaf pack for hauling weight also. 3" lift over stock, I think they rate it for 1000lbs.
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What is your hub to fender measurements ?
If I am not wrong... It is 23 inches in the front and 25 inches in the back.
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Technically what we have are struts. A coilover usually refers to an adjustable performance strut. A Bilstein is not what I was talking about. That is a good option for the front. If you go billies and eibach springs on .85, that is 3" lift. You would need to run an uca at that point that is adj. If you haul a lot of weight often run TSB springs if you aren't already. That will keep your load capacity up and give a slight lift over the non-TSB springs. AP makes a nice leaf pack for hauling weight also. 3" lift over stock, I think they rate it for 1000lbs.
Guess that would mean completely taking out the OME kit. Ouch.
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There are lot of way you can fix though. Play with tire sizes to get it right also. Like they said before run a 31.7" AT tire. It looks good on these trucks. You won't have to cut anything either to get them to fit.
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If I am not wrong... It is 23 inches in the front and 25 inches in the back.
That's about 2 3/4-3" over stock all around
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That's about 2 3/4-3" over stock all around
Yeah. It is what they advertise. Problem is I made a mistake. I thought about the 2-3 inches from what I had, which was well below stock since I was sagging everywhere. It was my oops moments.
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Yeah. It is what they advertise. Problem is I made a mistake. I thought about the 2-3 inches from what I had, which was well below stock since I was sagging everywhere. It was my oops moments.
Is the problem mainly getting into the box ?
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Well, yes and no. For example, I put on some steps on the truck and they help. Some people are having trouble getting in.

Biggest problem is the bed is so damn high now, that putting in and taking out 100LB pails is a pain in the ass. Also getting materials from pails in the box is doable, but it is uncomfortable.
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