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  1. I didn't change my UCA's, and have no issues with rubbing, (Eibach kit including springs installed on lowest setting). I am running 275/65/R2 BFG KO2's on factory rims.
  2. I had my Eibach's installed, then the truck aligned at the local alignment / lift shop.... total cost was $200 No experience with Bilstiens, but VERY happy with the Eibach kit. I am actually ~1/8" higher in the nose then the rear (measuring ground to top of wheel well... with the 275/65/20 KO2's I just installed I am sitting right at 40". Rides a little stiffer than stock, but handles everything soo much better, instantly "settles" when going over speed bumps, ect.. no more "bouncy bouncy" that drove me nuts. I might do a +1" rear block at some point... but probably not. Love the look. As already commented lowest setting on the Eibach kit states a 2.5" lift... which is pretty close to actual.
  3. Just got the new tires mounted after leveling... love the ride (the eibach kit makes it ride so much better than the stock rancho's, love the look... very happy... bfg ko2 275/65/20 on stock wheels, zero rubbing Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  4. Stock, then with eibach 2.5" pro lift level kit (rear shocks (no change to factory height) strut springs in front), then with the new 275/65/r20 bfg's... just what I was going for, and zero rubbing. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  5. well just got the truck back from the alignment shop..... interesting experience... the tech installed the spring for maximum lift (~4") then aligned it... took for a test drive and called me... said the ride was terrible... and it was... holy crap it was barely driveable.... bouncy bouncy over even the smallest bumps. (and the truck had a heck of a reverse rake) Talked to the tech, and asked about what setting they installed the springs on.... after discussing and looking at the install instructions he discovered his mistake.... he was concerned that even on the lowest setting it would not fix the ride since the springs were "so much more massive than stock"... well long story short, they set the springs on the lowest lift position, re-aligned.... and man what a difference!!! rides better than stock, going over speed bumps stock it would take forever to "recover" and bounce around 3 or 4 times before settling out.... not anymore! Went to local store with monster speed bumps, ones that I had to "crawl" over before.... hit them at normal speed bump speed, barely a bounce, and almost instant "recovery".... lowest setting yielded ~2.3" lift (nice and level) in the front, and a huge improvement in the ride.... it was CRAZY the difference in the ride between the 2 spring settings... I was worried.... but not after my test drive home.... now for tires =)
  6. Bilstein shocks thread

    Honestly.... a few of the reviews I had read, AND I really like the fact that they do not re-use the factory springs (come with their own)... I can get the level / lift I want without any strut spacers... etc.. yea more money, but hopefully worth it =)
  7. Bilstein shocks thread

    I read and read... lol a ton of information on here, unfortunately not too much on the Eibach's... that being said I ordered their "pro-truck lift" ( https://eibach.com/us/i-8809-pro-truck-lift-system-stage-1.html ) which I was able to get for a little under $500 through Jegs... should be here this week, then getting it installed / aligned before I start figuring out what size tires I will be able to fit.. (again wow there is a lot of information on here, too bad not everyone experiences the same things... This is on a 16' Sierra All-Terrain crew cab, short box. I will let you know how it goes for me... not happy with the stock Rancho's...
  8. Just ordered a set of these for my 2016 Sierra 4x4 Crew Cab All-Terrain... should arrive in a week or so.... I am planning on getting "new shoes" on the truck after I get these installed, and alignment done. I am amazed there is not more discussion on this setup on the forum... From picture comparisons, I believe I have the forged steel UCA's. I would like to keep the stock wheels (20's) since I am trying to do this on a budget. I have seen some posts where people are using strut spaces along with this setup, as well as taller back spacers. My goal is to make this truck, look like a truck... lol that being said... If I only do the pro kit, and tires what size can I get away with? I was thinking / hoping 295/60/20, or 275/65/20 BFG TKO's will fit... Will I need front strut spaces as well? For folks that are running these Eibach's... any advice, anything I need to know? I don't like the stock ride (with the factory garbage rancho's) esp on washboard gravel roads, and speed bumps... Are you happy with the kit? would you do it again? lol Thanks for any input
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