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Revtek 3" / 1.5" AAL Lift Kit

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by BlkTaco47, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. Nov 2, 2016 at 2:31 AM
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    BlkTaco47

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    I'm looking to put a 3" lift on and wondering if I should go
    with a block or a AAL in the rear.

    Will 3" in the front and a 1.5" in the rear keep it level?
     
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  2. Nov 2, 2016 at 5:21 AM
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  3. Mar 26, 2017 at 5:03 PM
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    I am about to get the same done.... what did you end up doing? looks like no one responded.
     
  4. Mar 26, 2017 at 7:32 PM
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    Stay away from blocks and spacers. Go with AAL and springs
     
  5. Mar 26, 2017 at 8:14 PM
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    So you went with the last option you posted. The one including shocks for the extra $40
     
  6. Mar 26, 2017 at 8:23 PM
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    That kit is still trash. Why spend over $30k on a truck and buy junk for it?

    Most people on this forum with recommend bilstein 5100 all around. Most lift with 887 springs (2 inch lift) or 888 springs (3 inch lift)

    http://www.headstrongoffroad.com/store/p401/Coil/Bilstein_5100_Kit_(HS16BK-1).html

    $643 to lift it with actual shocks and struts if you don't purchase UCA
     
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  7. Mar 26, 2017 at 8:28 PM
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    Don't use blocks and spacers. Leave the overload in with 1.5" progressive AAL you can get 2". Once you start going into 2.5" and more you are inviting issues.....
     
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  8. Mar 26, 2017 at 9:00 PM
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    Front, I'd go with 3rd gen 5100's and keep the factory springs. Rear, 3 leaf add-a-leaf with 1/2" lean spacer and 5100's.
     
  9. Mar 26, 2017 at 9:26 PM
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    taco lean spacer is usually 1/4" and does not go in the rear but on the front coil/spring? or.....?
     
  10. Mar 26, 2017 at 9:39 PM
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    My rear is over an inch to the left :angrygirl: front is dead even since I added a 1/4" spacer. Rear is still over 3/4" off even with the 1/2" shim/ spacer. Frustrating to say the least.
     
  11. Mar 26, 2017 at 9:40 PM
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    What about for 2" in front and 1" in rear?

    5100's up front?
    Is there an AAL that'll get me 1" in rear, or would a 1" block be acceptable? The only AAL's I'm seeing are 2".
     
  12. Mar 26, 2017 at 9:44 PM
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    If you want level I'd max out the 6112s (5th notch passenger side 6th notch driver side) then 1.5" AAL in rear. If you do 2 inches in front and only 1 inch in rear I think you may have a slight " bro rake" (front end high)
     
  13. Mar 26, 2017 at 9:53 PM
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    Yeah, I definitely don't want the front end high.
     
  14. Mar 27, 2017 at 5:35 AM
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    Hey Notony,

    I can purchase that kit that you added the link for and it is ready to be installed? theres nothing else i will need to purchase with that? sorry for all the questions i am very new at this and want to make sure i do it right the first time. a 3'' lift is all i want on my truck, dont really see myself going any higher.

    If i purchase this kit from the link and show up to a local shop, they wont have to add anything to this correct? just charge me for install and alignment.

    thanks,
    Matt
     
  15. Mar 27, 2017 at 10:55 AM
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    That's correct I ordered this kit with 888 springs doing my install this week if you wanna see it on a truck in person
     
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    I ended up not doing anything. kept reading so many vibe and other issues I said fuk-it
    for right now as it's my daily driver so I have no desire or time for any issues that may
    arise from a lift.
     
  17. Mar 27, 2017 at 12:11 PM
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    @blkbelt42 hahaha damn ok

    well i might see what @Tx_Taco has going on and from there make my decision and find a shop to install.
     
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    I ordered it today. I went with the 888 spring. LR UCA's. Strut assembly. And AAL in the back.

    Should be getting a local shop here to install it next week. What's a fair rate for a shop to charge for install? One shop I talked to charges $89/hr
     
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