Nope, stock blocks in the back... currently a little nose high (1/2") I might put 1" over stock blocks in at some point... but doesn't really bother me as is... so might not.. lol Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
Shop that installed my kit accidentally set it up the first time on the highest settings.... truck wasn't really drivable, bouncing all over the place, and had a heck of a reverse rake.... Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
I am VERY happy with it... the stock Rancho's were a "smoother" ride, but the "bouncy" feeling when going over speed bumps, or bumpy roads drove me crazy! Where before it would "bounce" 3 or 4 times when going over a speed bump, it settles very fast, with no 'bounces" at all.... it is a slightly rougher ride (more like a truck and less like a caddy) but not bad by any means.... just stiffer. I was like you and tried to find as much info as I could with minimal success. I have had it installed for ~10K miles, no issues, and angles look good. The shop I had install it (and align) said all the ball joint angles looked great. There was a user on here "waterfowler" I believe, that had a good thread on it. I did find his youtube video (below) that covers the install. If you have any questions or need any pics let me know =) No regrets here at all, and I would do it again.
I did the eibach pro lift (shock / struts) with the struts on the lowest setting. Truck is now level if anything about 1/4" nose high.... ride is so much better (it is stiffer) but handles the speed bumps and pot holes with no bouncing like it did with the stock ranchos.... running 275/65/20 bfg ko2's with no rubbing.... very happy... Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
Husky no drill guards .... eibach pro-life (level) with 275/65/20 ko2's on the factory wheels... no rubbing and great protection from coating the outside of my truck.... first pic is pre lift, post lift, and post tires, 2nd pic is post tires Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
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.
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
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
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 =)
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 =)
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...
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