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Uh Oh I am too high now. What to do?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by I Liquid I, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Jan 15, 2013 at 8:18 PM
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    I Liquid I

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    Hi,

    I recently installed the OME kit on my DCLB. I knew the OME kit would lift it about 2 to 3 inches and that was no problem. Problem is I did not take into consideration that the truck was already sagging down so in reality I would get about 5 inches from where I was.

    Problem is the lift is way too high now. Truck handles like a dream but for work purposes it is a pain in the ass...

    Any suggestions about something I can do to lower it? I needs to be somewhat cost effective and ride effective as I don't want a harsh ride. The kit does not have even 1.5k miles yet, but I do not have the old one since it was really bad and I recycled it.

    I thought about selling it and buying a new one, maybe even a X-Runner, but I just bought another car, so I do not really want more payments.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated as this is affecting my work a bit.

    Thanks!

    As a side note:

    If I do keep this setup how it is, Ill be putting on 33s. If I searched right, I should not have to trim anything right?
     
  2. Jan 15, 2013 at 8:26 PM
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    Right now I have 32s. I had that with the stock suspension. Riding on 18 inch wheels. If I go for 33s it will be because I decided to stay this high, since the fenders look a bit empty. I would of course not get 33s if I went lower.

    Spacers? I never had any spacers and I did not order the trim packer thing since my truck has always been leveled. Currently no spacers are in my truck.

    If I removed the 3rd leaf in the dakars, would I lose a lot of weight capability in this back? Ride quality? Also, how would I do something to the front to match what I do in the back?
     
  3. Jan 15, 2013 at 8:28 PM
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    If it was sagging and you wanted it a little higher, why not just replace the stock springs? If you want the adjustability get coilovers. What kind of work do you use the truck for?
     
  4. Jan 15, 2013 at 8:29 PM
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    I can almost guarantee that you can't just drop on 33s and not have to do amything else... I have the same lift, have done extensive trimming and cutting, and still have a ways to go
     
  5. Jan 15, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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    It was sagging. Also with all the bad stories and my personal experience with stock leafs I did not want to risk it.

    Coilovers would mean replacing the front suspension right? I mean what we have are coilovers if I am not wrong, I guess you mean like billie 5100s?


    I often carry pool supplies and construction materials in my truck.
     
  6. Jan 15, 2013 at 8:32 PM
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    Interesting. That will be a pain. Do you have aftermarket UCA's? I think I might need... Hopefully I wont.
     
  7. Jan 15, 2013 at 8:35 PM
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    Hang on

    What is your hub to fender measurements ?
     
  8. Jan 15, 2013 at 8:37 PM
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    Dont know, guess I am just used to seeing fenders being a bit more filled.

    I have 885s, would 884s really do much diference? I do not have any aftermarket bumper nor do I plan on installing one.
     
  9. Jan 15, 2013 at 8:38 PM
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    Shit... Brb.
     
  10. Jan 15, 2013 at 8:38 PM
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    Yes I have aftermarket UCAs and aftermarket wheels with different backspacing to give me more clearance... The 33s that I have do have a very aggressive tread which may contribute to my rubbing. I still say that any 33s will require some cutting
     
  11. Jan 15, 2013 at 8:41 PM
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    Technically what we have are struts. A coilover usually refers to an adjustable performance strut. A Bilstein is not what I was talking about. That is a good option for the front. If you go billies and eibach springs on .85, that is 3" lift. You would need to run an uca at that point that is adj. If you haul a lot of weight often run TSB springs if you aren't already. That will keep your load capacity up and give a slight lift over the non-TSB springs. AP makes a nice leaf pack for hauling weight also. 3" lift over stock, I think they rate it for 1000lbs.
     
  12. Jan 15, 2013 at 8:41 PM
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    If I am not wrong... It is 23 inches in the front and 25 inches in the back.
     
  13. Jan 15, 2013 at 8:43 PM
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    Guess that would mean completely taking out the OME kit. Ouch.
     
  14. Jan 15, 2013 at 8:44 PM
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    There are lot of way you can fix though. Play with tire sizes to get it right also. Like they said before run a 31.7" AT tire. It looks good on these trucks. You won't have to cut anything either to get them to fit.
     
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    That's about 2 3/4-3" over stock all around
     
  16. Jan 15, 2013 at 8:51 PM
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    Yeah. It is what they advertise. Problem is I made a mistake. I thought about the 2-3 inches from what I had, which was well below stock since I was sagging everywhere. It was my oops moments.
     
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    Is the problem mainly getting into the box ?
     
  18. Jan 15, 2013 at 8:54 PM
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    Well, yes and no. For example, I put on some steps on the truck and they help. Some people are having trouble getting in.

    Biggest problem is the bed is so damn high now, that putting in and taking out 100LB pails is a pain in the ass. Also getting materials from pails in the box is doable, but it is uncomfortable.
     
  19. Jan 15, 2013 at 8:57 PM
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    You could remove one of the overload leafs.
     
  20. Jan 15, 2013 at 8:57 PM
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    Well , you have 2" of rake to play with , if you want to stick with the Dakars you could remove the 3rd leaf down from the top and the upper overload , this would drop you around 1 1/4"
     
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