Dan at Wheeler's confirmed you don't need the overload, but it would hurt anything either and it is good for another 1/2" of lift. I tow and load up the truck, but I'm usually carefully not to overload. I'm sure if I don't leave the overload in I'll probably wish I did 6 months down the road
That's some good tips, thanks. I have jack stands and a floor jack but it sounds like having a bottle jack handy would be a good thing. I'll also check my taps and bits to make sure I have the ones I need before I get started.
Question for both of you...did you use axle shims? My truck is fairly vibe free now so I'm hoping I can got 1.5-2" and get aware without shims or a cb drop. I know each truck responds differently and there is no way to tell until after everything settles.