For those of you looking to make the most out of your DB when it comes to wheeling and ride quality you really have two options and it comes down to what you want to spend to get there. You can go with a pre made Icon
or king but to really take full advantage of the shock you will have to reduce the preload which will lower the front of the truck up to one inch to really feel the difference. You can compensate by running a taller tire like a 33.8 without trimming or a 35 with some trimming and a cmc. A custom leaf pack will be best with this choice at 5 inches. Now you could also do this in stages. You could go to a smaller block in the rear until you could get new leafs. I also would recommend going with a heimed UCA but the tubular should be able to be aligned. The prices could vary, but this is what I feel is an inexpensive way to do these mods.
Icon 6" coils no RR: 1200
TC tubular or Heimed UCA: 700-900
Icon 2.0 to 2.5, 6" ext travel rear shocks no RR: 350-600 (note, I did lose about 2.5" of droop because I went with a 6" ext travel on a 5" pack)
5" leaf pack (choose your flavor) I did Deaver at around 800
You do not need to change the LCA, that was something I chose to do because of the way I wheel my truck. If you did go that route they run around 1800.
This is my set up for the most part and I did all of the labor with the help of some good friends. I'm sure Evenflow could provide his numbers upon request. I'm more than happy to offer up any advice regarding what I've learned to anyone that is already in a DB lift. I still feel that a 3-3.5" MT to LT lift is the way to go if you love to wheel in my personal opinion. Regardless of my personal opinion all that matters is your happiness with your truck whether you go hard on the curbs or in the dirt.
Edit: there are other options for all of these parts. I chose Icon, Deaver & TC because of the great customer service I received not only from SDHQ
, but when I called these manufacturers during my prep and planning.