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Old 10-27-2014, 07:54 PM   #1
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Default Will leveling spacers give a better ride?

I have a set of Bilstien 5100s, front and rear, on my truck with the fronts set at the highest setting. I generally like the ride but over certain bumps, like tree roots coming through the asphalt or uneven pieces of concrete I really have to slow down, less than 20 mph to not really jar my truck when I go over them. Will setting the shocks to the lowest setting and adding a set of 2" spacers give me a better overall ride (or maybe going to the second lowest setting and getting a set of 1.5" spacers work)?
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negative. it will be the same or worse doing it that way. the problem is the extra preload placed on the coils from using either method of lifting. only way is for better dampeners like with coilovers, or by going to a true suspension lift and the stock or better aftermarket coils.

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negative. it will be the same or worse doing it that way. the problem is the extra preload placed on the coils from using either method of lifting. only way is for better dampeners like with coilovers, or by going to a true suspension lift and the stock or better aftermarket coils.

sorry it is probably not the answer you want to hear
True, not the answer I want to hear but I'd rather not get bs'd. Should I look for something like this, http://www.stage3motorsports.com/RS9...Passenger.html

Not necessarily this specific shock/spring combo but something that comes with a spring? My overall goal is to get just enough lift to put a 33" tire on or slightly bigger if I can.
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I have a set of Bilstien 5100s, front and rear, on my truck with the fronts set at the highest setting. I generally like the ride but over certain bumps, like tree roots coming through the asphalt or uneven pieces of concrete I really have to slow down, less than 20 mph to not really jar my truck when I go over them. Will setting the shocks to the lowest setting and adding a set of 2" spacers give me a better overall ride (or maybe going to the second lowest setting and getting a set of 1.5" spacers work)?
I've got my Bilsteins at the 2nd notch from the top...rides great and plenty room for 33's or larger.
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33x11 tires on my truck now and lot's of room for 34's.
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Look up 150lifts in the vendor section. .stand up guy.. I didn't even buy from them (they did not stock at the time what I wanted) and after the fact..helped me over the phone with issues
anyway. .he can answer any questions
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I've got my Bilsteins at the 2nd notch from the top...rides great and plenty room for 33's or larger.
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33x11 tires on my truck now and lot's of room for 34's.
Are thise 33 tires in this pic?
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Georgia FX4, hey give us a call if you feel like talking about your options. Thanks Truck Yeah, for the kind words......it's F150Lifts
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Are thise 33 tires in this pic?
Yes...275x60x20's.
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