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Old 12-06-2018, 01:51 PM
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I can speak to this subject somewhat...

I have the Pro-Comp Stage 1 using front spacers with stock shocks and it rides like it has square wheels. Very, very rough. Also lost any sort of turning radius.

I bought it from the dealership with the kit already installed so I canít compare it to stock first hand. I have been considering aftermarket shocks and coil overs to help but after reading some of these posts it sounds like the stock ones should be better riding as far as softness goes.

Unfortunately unless you can get 4WP to return and swap your lift you might be stuck with a wide turning, rough riding truck like me.
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:28 PM
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I got the stage 1..6 inch procomp lift and it has the 9000 shocks and uses factory coilovers and I'm very happy with the ride. I heard that the fox shocks and stage 2 does ride alot stiffer but thats what your looking for if you go off-road. I don't do alot of offroading so the stage 1 is perfect for me.
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Btw I get absolutely no rubbing with the 6 inch lift and my turning radius is Not bad at all!! It was worse with my 305/55/20 and a 2.5 leveling kit!! I now have 35-12.5-20 Toyos and turn like a dime !! Obviously u turns suck but what do u expect with a lift lol it's not a Prius lmao😂😂
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So update on my original post..
I called Procomp and spoke to their tech support. The said it should ride as good as stock, if maybe a tad stiffer to a fair bit stiffer, depending on how tight the springs are set. 4 Wheel Parts didn't adjust them at all they said, but Procomp says they can vary a lot and should be adjusted if they feel stiff.
So I got the spanner tool and did it myself. VERY easy. Just lift the truck and loosen. Dont even need to take off the wheels. BTW - the amount of WD40 you use directly affects how much elbow grease you'll have to exert!!!!
So I loosened the nut holding the springs down on the coilover, by about 3/4 of an inch, vertically. Meaning they are compressed about 3/4 less.
It definitely made a very big difference! Its much softer now. BUT I'd still say it doesn't ride as my friend's Dirt Logic Fabtech 6" stage 2 lift, on the exact same truck..
This probably did lower the truck, but only by a tad. Maybe 1/4 - 3/8 of an inch. Acceptable for a significantly improved ride..
Think I need to raise the driver side though. Its about 1/2 lower.

So, what am I going to do now though.. Still think I could get 4WP to return the kit, but thats a lot of effort too. Need to ride it some more and decide.
But to all of you out there who hate your stiff coilovers, a small adjustment can make a big difference!
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