Originally Posted by LakiPolitis
I'm saving up cash now to get my truck to 10" in the next month or two depending on the cash needed. I want to switch over to coil overs in the front to keep the ride soft, but keep my leaf springs in the rear to keep the towing. What are you guys thinking? Any brands I should look at, or stay away from.
You guys thinking I'm going to need ladder bars. I'm at 8" in the rear right now. 4" lift with leaf springs and 4" suspension block. 4" up front. Anyone gone to this height?
I have coils on my truck, but I chose to buy a kit. Mine is from One Up Offroad. It is very expensive, but it works. Something is wrong, I call them up and they can answer my questions. On or offroad, doesn't matter, drives like a caddy! There are a lot of out fits out there that will build you a coil spring setup or an air bag setup and it may look real nice at shows, but it isn't going to drive good. There are shops that build these for a living and can not get the steering geometry right so it drives properly.
You could buy some o5+ axles and remove all the hardware off the frame from an 05 truck. Then go that route and buy a kit for the height that you want. Otherwise piecing it together or trying to build it yourself can result in serious drive ability issues. Or you end up spending more money just trying to get it to drive right than just going and buying a kit. You won't be able to just call someone up and have them help you out either.
I would put traction bars on your truck for the rear. Do the One Up Offroad bars/blocks and you will be good to go.