After only spending two months with my Bilstein 5100s, I realized I made a mistake in rushing things, and Im now looking to move onto some coilovers . I feel the ride is too harsh and since I have the dough to build the truck Im gonna move forward and do so.
Im pretty set on the rear: Icon RR & a new leaf pack (probably All Pro or Deaver)
Im having issues with the front though. I cant afford a long travel so I know Im not gonna be able to hit whoops at 60MPH and have the truck ride like a caddy. However, I want the softest ride possible. Right now Im trying to figure out what my best bet would be between these options:
1. Spindle Lift & Set my Bilstein 5100s at "0"
2. Icon RR set at 2.5" (This preloads the spring though resulting in a harsher ride than if it were to be a "0", is this better than #1 still?)
3. Fox 2.0 RR set at 2.5
[With a larger shock body do I get a softer ride or less chance of fading?]
4. Fox 2.5 RR set at 2.5
In the process of looking at shocks Ive also seen that some are labeled "extended travel" or some allow you to choose how much travel you want. Whats the catch? I would think you would always want more travel so is there something limiting my travel?
Lastly, for those who have these shocks, how would you say ride quality is compared to stock suspension considering that he spring is preloaded for my aplication?