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will this look and ride ok?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Cray, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. Jan 1, 2013 at 9:04 PM
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    Cray

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    Im installing my 3" from revtech tomorrow and would like to know if anyone else is running this. Any feedback would be good and pictures would be great.
     
  2. Jan 1, 2013 at 10:20 PM
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    Mr. Biscuits

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    I have a buddy running revtek pucks up front and like a 3" block in the back and compared to my bilstein/ome setup it rides pretty dang stiff. Cruising isn't bad but if we hit a pot hole or bump it jars the whole cab and you can definitely feel it. And don't even get me started on the off road performance.
     
  3. Jan 1, 2013 at 10:23 PM
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    OZ-T

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    It's gonna feel like a $300 lift
     
  4. Jan 1, 2013 at 10:30 PM
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    Foihdzas

    Foihdzas What is hummingbird?

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    You always seem to beat me to these threads Pete. Are you an internet troll?
     
  5. Jan 1, 2013 at 10:38 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Obviously a better one than you

    Just sayin
     
  6. Jan 1, 2013 at 10:39 PM
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    Foihdzas

    Foihdzas What is hummingbird?

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    :p
     
  7. Jan 2, 2013 at 11:03 AM
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    Well thanks for the input but im in highschool and still making payments on my truck so i dont have 700$ to drop on a lift. is there a better way for around 4 to 500$
     
  8. Jan 2, 2013 at 11:09 AM
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    Yep, Bilstein 5100's.
     
  9. Jan 2, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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  10. Jan 2, 2013 at 11:43 AM
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    I just did Billies 5100s up front, billies 5160s in back and OME coils. I picked up the coils used for like 2 bills and the total for the billies was like around 4 so you can find a good lift for not too much
     
  11. Jan 2, 2013 at 12:09 PM
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    I know the price has gone up a bit since I bought my 5100's but I think Downsouth Motorsports still has the best deal +free shipping. Look in the vender section.
     
  12. Jan 2, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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    go with bilstein 5100s up fron and whatever coils you can get cheap and then for the rear an add a leaf
     
  13. Jan 3, 2013 at 12:50 PM
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    If I keep this lift is there anything i can do to it that would make it work for me? I usually just use my truck on the street unless im getting to one of my hunting or fishing spots. By work for me i mean make it smoother.
     
  14. Jan 3, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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    Since the spacers are compressing your springs to get the lift there isnt anything else you can do for a smoother ride unfortunately.
     
  15. Jan 3, 2013 at 12:56 PM
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    Learn how to save money and enjoy delayed gratification when you have gotten a superior product. It's difficult, especially when you're young, but the rewards are FAR greater.

    I'm 38 and looking at being completely debt free and owning my home, truck and boat in another 12-16 months.
     
  16. Jan 3, 2013 at 1:07 PM
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    x2, I have been putting $100 dollars every 2 weeks away just saving up so I can get my full OME lift. I still have another 2 months before I will be able to taste that sweet satisfaction. It is really hard because I could easily buy multiple items I want for my truck right now but the wouldnt make me as happy as this lift is going to. Just wait OP you dont need one right now, save some money.
     
  17. Jan 3, 2013 at 1:18 PM
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    Wrong. Common misconception. He isn't adding any weight to the truck, therefore he isn't compressing the spring anymore than how is truck sits right stock. All he is doing is losing 3" of droop travel, and increasing the risk of bottoming out his shock. The of lack droop travel is what is going to make it feel rougher than stock because he is more prone to topping out his shock during day to day driving.
     
  18. Jan 3, 2013 at 4:57 PM
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    Cray

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    lots of good info coming in. I took everything apart last night because i had to fix a leaf spring before i could put my AAl in. I also took out the stock strut assemblies to have the springs compressed to put in my spacers. They told me i need new shocks that didnt really suprise me so i am getting new height adjustable billies up front and keeping the AAl in back for now. From here i will save up 1400 for an OME lift. Thanks a lot guys.
     
  19. Jan 3, 2013 at 4:59 PM
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    with stock coils thats not true at all. you're compressing from the bottom rather than the top, it will feel just the same as the spacer he has.

    yes 5100's but ONLY if you get new, non progressive coils.
     
  20. Jan 3, 2013 at 6:16 PM
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    It will ride better than spacers because the 5100s are valved to properly dampen the stiffer spring rate, while stock shocks are not.
     
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