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has anyone done this and had good results..

 

heres my issue, I currently have a 2.5 RC kit installed. The front just seems like it needs a little more.

 

I also have a 4" readylift sitting in the box ready to be installed. HOWEVER. if I do this I will have to put spacers on the front hubs because using factory wheels.

 

what do you guys think. 2.5RC with 5100's combo to get 3-4" total - no spacers

or go with my ReadyLift 4" kit. (which is a big spacers and new UCAs) - spacers

 

thanks inputs greatly appreciated

 

I will be running OEM 20x9 wheels with probably 285x65x20 BFG KO2 maybe the 275x65

 

thanks. also what settings do u use on the 5100? and does rancho make one that I can use so will match my rear shocks.? thanks

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Others have commented in other posts (there are plenty of threads on the 5100's) that running 5100's on high with a separate leveling kit rides like shit.

 

I have Bilstein 5100's on the 2nd to top setting (no other leveling kit). And I think they ride great.

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I have installed the Bilstein 5100 on the second setting and left the lower RC spacer, So I got 2.6" of lift, rides great!

I also installed Zone UCA at the same time so that may have helped the ride!

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just wondering if its worth it to sell my 4" readylift, and just add the 5100 with the RC. or just take off the 2.5 RC and add the 4" readylift. I guess Im worried about having to use the spacers with the larger UCAs with the RL. they are only 7/8" however.

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I wouldn't stack anything. The most I would do is the RC bottom spacer and the Bilstein's on the 2nd setting like stated above. Anything much more than 2.5" of lift without dropping the front diff is asking for trouble. The CV angle is going to be pretty severe. I'd sell that ReadyLift and either buy a 4" bracket lift, or if you're happy with 2.5" of lift, run Bilsteins and the RC bottom spacer. Also, wheel spacers really aren't bad if you get a quality spacer and check them. 7/8" isn't that big of a spacer.

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I don't have a front diff. my truck is 2wd. I don't see the point of just using the bottom spacer and bilsteins to get 2.5 of lift. when I already have 2.5 of lift with bottom and top spacer. Im wanting get 3-4" of lift. of either using full RC 2.5 and bilsteins slightly cranked. or the 4" RL.

 

I guess the RL would be better because it comes with new UCA's to correct for angles. the other option would not.

 

thoughts?

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Buddy of mine has a 14 with a 5100 on the highest setting and a 2.5 level. Rides better than mine that is just leveled. It is my next move. I think I can fit a 35x12.5x20 on the OEM rim. At least that is my hope. I have a slight rub on the sway bar with 33x12.5x20


Buddy of mine has a 14 with a 5100 on the highest setting and a 2.5 level. Rides better than mine that is just leveled. It is my next move. I think I can fit a 35x12.5x20 on the OEM rim. At least that is my hope. I have a slight rub on the sway bar with 33x12.5x20

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yeah but I got it for $750 from my local truck shop. its very high quality though, made in USA. I would take it all day over any rough country or procomp lift.

 

so should I just put it on. I would have to use the wheels spacers though (7/8") for oem wheels

 

or use bilsteins,, but wont have to use spacers. but UCAs may be more strained.

 

 

tough decision to weigh.

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