Originally Posted by Driftboater
Good to go, glad you got it figured out. I just installed the rears on my truck yesterday. They are so much easier than the fronts! Now I am doing my research for next suspension mod- add-a-leaf, RAS, or helper spring- to keep level with weight in the back. With my front 5100s set on 1.5", and weight in the back- topper ~300lbs (year round), 160lbs of traction sand-bags, chains and other winter gear I am slightly nose high.
First, thanks to all for the informative how to!
I'm currently waiting on my front Bilsteins. I want to raise the front to compensate for the 3/4" rear lift I got as a result of the RAS. I installed the RAS to keep the rear from sagging when towing a boat (750lb tongue weight).
For drift boater, I can definitely say the RAS will help you achieve your level stance, and keep it that way when adding more weight in the bed. I've also installed rear Bilstein 5100s. The combination results in a much improved ride over rough roads, which used to make the rear of the truck walk around a bit with no load. It feels firmer, but not rigid like a super duty.