I have a 2012 4X4 access cab with a leer shell. I have 3leaf rear springs that are stressed with just the weight of the shell. I don't wheel it hard, but do go offroad several times a month. I also take long round trips (4-5K miles) with 500+ pounds in the bed several times a year.
I plan to get the wheeler 3 leaf AAL for the rear and keep the overload spring to give close to 1.5 inches with the leer top.
I'm not sure what to do up front. I had though of getting 5100s at 1.75 but I don't want to limit travel as I do go offroad frequently. I also want to do this as cheaply as possible as money is tight. I've been thinking of getting 883s with 5100s at 0. If I need to after the springs settle I can go to .85 if needed.
Do the 883s actually add suspension travel or stay the same as stock? Any better options to go 1.5 inches and not lose travel or possibly increase travel and still stay on a budget?