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Carli Spring Pack w/ 8 Inch Lift

I may be needing to upgrade my rear suspension and I'm curious about using a Carli spring pack. Would I be able to use one for an 8 inch lift if I put a block underneath? Do they really improve ride quality?
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I can't comment on ride quality but as long as your u-bolts are long enough you can can use it with any size lift you want. In theory it should soften your rear springs by replacing the thick bottom overload with multiple thinner leafs. With all this money you're spending on suspension and new wheels and tires Dantron, you could have yourself an Elite VGT turbo kit

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I can't comment on ride quality but as long as your u-bolts are long enough you can can use it with any size lift you want. In theory it should soften your rear springs by replacing the thick bottom overload with multiple thinner leafs. With all this money you're spending on suspension and new wheels and tires Dantron, you could have yourself an Elite VGT turbo kit
I know man! I had to get the right stance before a new turbo, which I did accomplish this time. I only have 6k miles on the truck, so it feels early for a turbo replacement. I have two sets of wheels and tires to sell now as well as some other parts which will all go towards my turbo fund! I'm definitely going to hold off on rear suspenstion until after the turbo though.
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It's never to early for a turbo kit. What parts and what kind of wheels are you selling? If your want the rear of your truck to ride nice then I'd suggest doing the 4.5" lift springs and then blocks for the rest of the height. It'll ride a lot softer in the back but if you plan on towing lots then you would need air bags as well.

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I'm selling stock wheels and tires, AF Rebel 20x10's and Toyo 37x13.5x20's, set of Pro Comp monotube shocks, set of Bilstein 5160 reservoir shocks, 3.5" coil spacers, 6.0" coil spring, and other miscellaneous items. It should be $4,000-$5,000 worth, enough to buy the conversion mount at least. I wonder if Danville Performance sells a 10 blade turbo?

Ah, screw the rear suspension for now. I was just looking for some opinions on the Carli spring pack and if it would work for an 8 inch lift. The truck rides smooth enough already.
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What height lift are the Bilsteins for? You can call Danville and ask them which turbo will produce the most whistle.

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I think the Bilsteins are for 4-6 inches of lift. Yeah, I will definitely call them before buying one. I would love one that whistled during idle. Maybe there's a high idle mod for turbo's. Haha..
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I would figure that using the Carli pack with a block would result in a lot of axle wrap unless u went with some traction bars since the Carli pack is softer.


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Good point. I have traction bars. I'm going to wait a while before doing anything to the rear suspension anyway. I'm good with a block and a couple add-a-leafs for now.
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Bet it would ride sweet though. Let us know if u use the Carli leaves. I'd like to but I have a 350 and haul a lot of weight.


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