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Pro Comp Stage 1 to Stage 2 review

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by scottj, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. scottj

    scottj [OP] Well-Known Member

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    295/70/18 Nitto Trail Grapplers

    So I was never happy with the way the Pro Comp 6 inch stage 1 kit rode. The ride was very jarring and I had bump steer like crazy. It seemed to me that the extra weight of the Nitto M/T's were too much for the factory struts to handle. I couldn't find any reviews of someone who did the upgrade to see the difference so here you go:

    I installed the stage 2 upgrade kit and what a difference. Truck rides like factory again. Bumps in the road are much smoother and it seems to have helped with the bump steer as well. Money well spent.

    I thought about going with the Icon coilovers but my truck is a street truck and the current $400 rebate Pro Comp is offering works on the upgrade kit bringing it down to about $720. Can't beat that price for coilovers and adjustable shocks.
     
  2. allrsdup

    allrsdup Well-Known Member

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    nice job. cant beet that kinda deal. congrats.
     
  3. yotamikez

    yotamikez Street glide or die

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    what website did you find the kit that cheap? I been lookin lowest I can find for a stage one is 1,036.00
     
  4. scottj

    scottj [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It qualifies for the current $400 mail in rebate ProComp is offering. Its on the list and I called them to confirm. Ordered mine from 4wheelparts.
     
  5. yotamikez

    yotamikez Street glide or die

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    oh ok thanks!
     
  6. jandrews

    jandrews Carolina Alliance Southwest Region Ambassador

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    I would never, ever, lift these trucks and leave the factory shocks in place. Pro comp stage 1 by itself makes no sense to me unless it's purely for posing. Good call moving to stage 2.
     
  7. 07speedwayblue

    07speedwayblue Well-Known Member

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    Jason Rage lid, husky floorliners, Procomp 6" stage 1 lift , bilstein 5100 upfront, 33x12.50r17 MT ATZ tires MT 17x9 Classic Locks,stainless steel brake lines,N-Fab ss nerf bars,smittybuilt grille saver, Amp bed extender,Mbrp cool dual t409 exhaust. KCHiLites Daylighter Driving Lights 6", Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD, HD Tunner, Rear Camera, Focal K2 Power 6.5" Component Speakers Front/Back, Infinity Kappa Four and Kappa One Amps, Infinity Kappa 10" DVC Subs,PowerStop Drilled/Slotted Rotors ,PowerStop Heavy Duty Towing Brake Pads, Blue Painted calipers.
    Not trying to jack your thread or anything , but hopefully in the next month or so I`m goint to have the procomp stage 1 installed on my wife!s truck. Down the road i want to upgrade to coilovers , but for now I`m going to have to stick with the standard front shock.
    So here is my question what would be a better replacement for the front stock shock that isn`t a coilover ?
     
  8. allrsdup

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  9. theduck911

    theduck911 Max's Canadian Twin

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    Billies and OME springs should improve the ride quality and are relatively cheap
     
  10. 07speedwayblue

    07speedwayblue Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the help!!!! :thumbsup:
     
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