So I have been researching the heck out of this after I realized my original coils are sagging more than an inch below stock.
I just bought the Wheeler's 5-pack for the rear, which will lift about 1.5" ( I have a cap and heavy rubber mat in the back, probably about ~200 lb constant load). Also have Bilstein 5100s on the rear.
I bought the front Billies thinking I could level it, but realize now I would need to crank them up to the top setting to get anywhere near level with my worn out coils, and I don't want to compromise ride quality like that. So now I am looking at OME 881s.
So a few questions:
1. Is the stock rake on this truck 1.5 inches? (note my truck spec in profile: I bought it used with 101K miles, so I have no reference). I saw this stated in a 2003 offroad article on an OME lift. I am using this for basing my lift and rake numbers.
2. Despite what ARB claims on its OME spec sheets (must use OME struts on 881s), can I run the Bilstein 5100s on the lowest "zero lift" setting with the 881s? I think this will get me to about only 1 to .75 inch rake, which would be fine.
3. If I wanted more lift in front after that to reduce rake, could I raise the Billies to the middle setting (which I still have not been able to confirm is 1 or 1.25 inches of lift?).
4. If not, could I use OME 10MM spacers?
Thanks for any sound wisdom and experience you can provide.