Seriously considering losing the billstein 5100s and going with the oe style king coil overs . I have a 4" spindle drop bracket lift kit with the 4" spacer under the top shock mount. Wondering if it would be worth it / noticeable difference, if I eliminate the spacer and run a longer shock. The add cost is 200, + I believe 3 weeks wait time to get the custom length. Wondering how much more down travel I'll get and what the pros and cons are for running the full length/ losing the spacer vs. The oem king and leaving the spacer. I hear there's an additional 25% increase in travel. Anyone running kings with some review type educational input?
The truck - 04 f1 4x4 lariat, currently running 35" nitto trail grapplers. Planning to regear, to 4.56 and run 37" tires and glass fenders or a raptor 1 piece front.
I do a lot of driving. Tons of highway , Mtn hwy, pulling a 16ft utility trailer long distance . I live 8 miles off the hwy down a dirt road . Looking for a setup that will handle the street scene well, while also giving some room to hit the dirt roads HARD.
Eventually going to work on the rear . Maybe not kings . But planning some airbags for those heavy work loads, but I'm not sure what shocks to run in rear. I know kings would be ideal. But for the 15% increase I don't know that it would be worth the money. Anyone have any suggestions for a inexpensive rear shock that would work decent in conjunction with the kings up front. ?
Should I lose or leave the front shock spacer ? That is the big question .
Any info ideas advice would be greatly appreciated. .