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Softest suspension?

Alright I'm debating keeping the truck and trying to run maybe 18" wheels and all terrains or maybe switching to all terrains on the 20's. I just have way too much $$$ in the truck and i love it so rewlly dont wanna sell it. Now for the suspension I have the standard crappy rough country shocks that came with the lift kit. I do have the progressive rate springs and I'm wondering if bilsteins are all they are cracked up to be or not. The lift actually had a better than stock ride so I'm sure there is more room for improvement but before I go and spend more $$$ on the truck I wanna hear yalls experience.

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Also do you think 18s would ride that much better? I just put brand new tires on and they are expensive as hell lol

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No the 20's are fine IMO. If you're looking for the best ride the answer is a 4 link with coil overs. Have Trevor built you a 4 link rear with coil overs and you'll be able to make it ride like a Rolls Royce. Short of that converting the rear to 08-10 springs, or the 11-12 monoleaf setup and it'll tame the back end down a lot. The trick with shock is having them match the springs. You have a lot more choice with coil overs where that is concerned.

As for Bilsteins, I love them and run them on everything I own.
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Yea your truck is sick! I love your suspension. How much are those goin for? I'm looking at a cheaper solution and maybe in a year or two doing something like that if my back issues are getting any worse. I just attempting not to dump another 2-3 k into the truck and then end up selling it for 25k...I would cry lol

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Wish I could say how other lifts ride. I've been running DR/ICON lift for awhile now. Used Fabtech Dirt Logic shocks but they blew out. Went back to the DR shocks. I want to step up to a 4-link up front just need to get the cash together.

To be honest it's a combination of springs, shocks and tire pressure.


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My truck came with fox resivoir shocks on all 4 corners, little stiff on the road but smooth as butter in the dirt

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What do y'all think about air shocks?

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Yea your truck is sick! I love your suspension. How much are those goin for? I'm looking at a cheaper solution and maybe in a year or two doing something like that if my back issues are getting any worse. I just attempting not to dump another 2-3 k into the truck and then end up selling it for 25k...I would cry lol
Thanks man, I love it. I'm actually thinking about having Trevor build me a 4 link for the rear and going to coil overs. I'm afraid they're going to have to bury me in mine lol. I don't know what Trevor's current pricing is but he builds awesome stuff. Can't recommend him highly enough.

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Wish I could say how other lifts ride. I've been running DR/ICON lift for awhile now. Used Fabtech Dirt Logic shocks but they blew out. Went back to the DR shocks. I want to step up to a 4-link up front just need to get the cash together.

To be honest it's a combination of springs, shocks and tire pressure.
Yup, that's it in a nutshell.

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My truck came with fox resivoir shocks on all 4 corners, little stiff on the road but smooth as butter in the dirt
And that's part of the equation too. Figuring out where you want your suspension to work best. I don't really tear up the off road with my truck so I am more concerned with my street ride and handling. My Mustang is a bit stiff on the street but at 130 on a road course it's a whole different story.
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What do y'all think about air shocks?
For ride comfort nah. They're made for adjusting ride height when you have a load. Comfort is secondary.
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I have an 04 leaf spring front end, with leveling kit Bilstains are to stiff. The leaf springs are harder to tune I would think, any smoother/better ride shock ideas. Have to change out spring eye bushings, didn't last a year. Have poly one's just haven't had time.

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