Good day to all. Right off the bat I would like to thank you guys and gals for all the extremely helpful info on this site and really appreicate the real world experience.
I have been contemplating doing a suspension swap for some time. I would like a small amount of lift for looks and more capacity in the rear without sacrficing ride. I am hoping for the next set of tires to be 265 75 16's on stock alloy's and would think a little more height with that tire would look good. I need the truck to remain "sane" and useable as we tow alot. I am really liking the ARB OME 885 suspension kit . Springs and shocks at all four corners.
My question for the forum would be has anyone had any problems with JUST changing the coils, leafs and four shocks and nothing else?? Do you need to change the control arms? Brake lines ? and is the drive shaft spacer neccesary to combat vibration?
With the lift only around 1.75 inches is there a concern about boot tearing in the front? Is the ride going to improve as much as they all say? It would be sweet if a truck had these upgrades and is in southern Ont so I could drive it and feel the difference.
Up here in the great white north the prices are no were near as cheap as down south so I really research things before commiting the cash.
We have a few relatives in north Georgia and we visit them once a year so I have toyed with purchasing while on vacation but then if a part is wrong I'm screwed on returning as it is a 13 hour drive back.
The best I could get for the whole kit was $1400 Cad at National 4WD in Hamilton Ont. about an hours drive from home.
Any help is really appreciated.
Thanks in advance
Remember for every mile of road there are 2 miles of ditches so use all of them.