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Old 07-04-2011, 05:27 AM
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Well, I decided to take on the endeavor to do the 2" leveling kit as well as replacing shocks all the way around with Bilstein's...It was a HUGE ordeal to do the leveling kit. Ran into a butt load of issues as well as having to replace steering components as needed. You definitely need an extra hand or two when doing this and I highly recommend taking the leafs out as opposed to leaving them in and trying to wedge the leaf under the existing pack. One should look at the leaf springs and test the load. With that said, when you get it all lined up, cut up an old milk jug and put the slivers under each new leaf on each end. Get's rid of the squeak.

I also decided to try out the Herculiner stuff and just did the front bumper. I needed the truck back on the road so I just did that and the rockers will get done within this week. The humidity is so high the stuff takes 5+ hours to be dry to touch.

Anyway, sorry for the rant, let me know what you guys think!

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Looks good. No more factory rake...
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Looking good. Makes a lot of difference.
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Did you just put an add a leaf in there? I have x codes and I put a add a leaf in and it is still a little over an inch lower in the front. It rides super stiff now. Thinking about taking the leaf out and putting a mini spring pack in there. I have to get some Bilsteins in there also. How do you like the shocks?
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Looks good. No more factory rake...
AFTER I butchered the driver side splash guard! Shows how impatient I was.


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Looking good. Makes a lot of difference.
Thanks buddy! I've been following your picture updates as well, truck looks good
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Did you just put an add a leaf in there? I have x codes and I put a add a leaf in and it is still a little over an inch lower in the front. It rides super stiff now. Thinking about taking the leaf out and putting a mini spring pack in there. I have to get some Bilsteins in there also. How do you like the shocks?
Yeah, it was the Rough Country add-a-leaf. I'm not all the way level, I'm probably an inch off too, but it would look goofy if it were completely level. Meaning there would be a lot of shock and space showing. The shocks make all the difference in the world to be honest. The 5100's are a luxury compared to the ole Ranchos. These trucks will always have a stiff ride due to the nature of the suspension design. I had thought about swapping out for springs as well, but the ride doesn't bother me all that much. Only have 10 miles on the setup right now, so I will report back in when everything gets some use on it.
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Looks good! I just did a 2" leveling kit on the front of mine ( pics soon to come) and appearance wise it makes a huge difference ( especially for those poor little cars and suv's in front of me at night bahahah).
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Looks good! I just did a 2" leveling kit on the front of mine ( pics soon to come) and appearance wise it makes a huge difference ( especially for those poor little cars and suv's in front of me at night bahahah).
Haha, it does make all the difference, its wild

Look forward to seeing the pics
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what was the part number on the bistein's? im in need of shocks and i think those would work on my 3.5" lift.

How much lift were your shocks intended for?
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Looks good! I have to get a kit for mine.
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