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  1. But are the springs on the 6112+5160 enough of an improvement to merit buying them over the Falcons?
  2. I have a 2018 Silverado 1500 and I'm considering leveling the truck with 2.5 King coilovers and piggyback rears. I have no frame of reference in terms of how the Kings might ride compared to Fox, Icon, or other brands, and I'm curious how they ride both on and off road. This is my daily driver and I use it for towing as well, so I'm looking for the best jack of all trades build I can make. I am less concerned with price, only getting the very best in terms of ride quality/durability/dependability. Thanks in advance for any insight you can share. Also, any photos of trucks with the King 2.5s would be very appreciated.
  3. Has anyone tried these? I'm thinking about picking them up for my 2018 Silverado. I know Teraflex is new to the truck market but several of the reputable 4x4 shops in my area have great confidence in Falcon shocks and some who have tested these say they outperform the Fox 2.0 coilovers.
  4. Your truck looks great. That's a very similar look to what I'm going for. Don't the Bilstein 5100s provide up to 1.85" lift in the front? If that is correct, I'm optimistic that I wouldn't have rubbing issues running those same Falken 275/70r18s with an option that provided 2.25"in the front (Falcon Sport Leveling) or 2.5" (King 2.5 coilovers).
  5. Thanks for the suggestions. I don't need to maintain some rake, I would consider it if it were feasibly possible though. A flat level would also be acceptable to me. Along with the options I saw posted above, I am also considering the Falcon Shocks system which is similar to the Bilsteins but which to my understanding provide slightly more lift and are maybe a step up from there. I think the product is fairly new so any thoughts on it and others are welcome: https://www.falconshocks.com/chevy-gmc-1500
  6. Thanks for the suggestions. This looks like a great setup, but if possible I would like to go with something slightly more conservative, i.e. less tinkering with the vehicle. With that in mind, I was thinking about mimicking a setup like this: https://www.silveradosierra.com/suspension/2016-cognito-fox-coilover-leveling-kit-t565250.html OR https://www.silveradosierra.com/suspension/fox-2-5-resi-coilovers-with-cognito-uca-s-installed-t698470.html The price on this Camburg setup is a bit steep, but doable if it were the best way to go: https://camburg.com/shop/suspension/camburg-chevygmc-1500-2wd4wd-07-18-fox-2-5-factory-dsc-kit/ Alternatively, Falcon Shocks offers this system which is more affordable and to my understanding provides more lift and is generally a step above Bilstein 5100s. It may also be more durable than having remote reservoirs, but I really have no idea, that was just the opinion of one shop I spoke with: https://www.falconshocks.com/chevy-gmc-1500 Any opinions on something like this would be very much appreciated. You raise a good point about bottoming out, that's something I want to avoid. However, I would like to keep it under 4 inches if I can. If that means I would be better served by using a slightly smaller tire I'm willing to consider that.
  7. New member here. I'm seeking advice on how best to level my 2018 Silverado 1500 Z71 crew cab. I would like to level the truck or perhaps maintain a slight forward rake, while providing enough room for 33 inch tires (I'm thinking 275 70r18s on the stock 18 inch wheels). I'm also interested in improving offroad performance (not merely a cosmetic modification). This is my daily driver, so I'm looking for an approach that will best serve as a jack of all trades, to the degree such a task can be achieved. I am more concerned with performance both on and off road as well as durability and ease of maintenance more than I am with price. After some initial online research I've identified a couple of potential options, but I wanted to seek the advice of the pros on this forum. One thought would be to use Falcon's new sport suspension leveling system which I believe raises the front end up to 2.25 inches and uses the stock coils. Alternatively, if it would be beneficial I could go with coilovers, though I don't know which would best serve my objectives (Fox? King?). I am also under the impression that the stamped steel upper control arms that come on my model are less than optimal in a leveled or lifted truck, and as a result might be well served by aftermarket UCAs. Here again though I'm not sure which would be best, if this is a necessary modification. Finally, I'm wondering if this project can be achieved without substantial permanent modification to the vehicle such as cutting and trimming. I would like to avoid excessive tinkering if I can. Any suggestions on the build would be very much appreciated. Thanks so much in advance.
  8. I know this is an old thread/post but I was thinking about going with the same setup and was wondering if you had any issues with rubbing? Thanks in advance
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