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post #1 of 21 Old 12-03-2012, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Fixing the squat

well I bought an Icon kit because its supposed to be one of the nicer lifts out there but little did I know it would make my truck look like a dog with worms scratching its butt The rear sits about an inch or so lower so I was thinking about adding airbags to bring up the rear about to where I want it. Good idea? Bad idea? I dont want to spend the money for all new leaf springs and I really dont want to do an add a leaf and make my ride even worse. Any suggestions? How hard is it to install airbags?


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Dont do air bags for ride hieght, they will ride lock a rock, your only other option is to add a block in the back or get a whole new block that is bigger.

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Would they ride worse than doing an add a leaf?


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Yes, bags are only to keep height when adding weight, adding air with no weight will make your teeth chatter and your kidneys bleed! Add leafs suck to but no where near bags. Now for $5k you get the kelderman kit, which replaces your leafs with bags.

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Ill keep dreaming about one of those kelderman kits! I want to keep the ride as good as possible but I really dont want a bigger block. Maybe ill just have to save for a full spring set


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How big is the block that is in it now?

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Its a 6 inch now.


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Ill keep dreaming about one of those kelderman kits! I want to keep the ride as good as possible but I really dont want a bigger block. Maybe ill just have to save for a full spring set
You could replace your factory overload leaf with a set of Carli mini packs. The will give you about 2" of lift, help the ride a bit, and lessen the axle wrap somewhat.



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I am looking into the carli mini packs, have. Pure 4" x factor and bilstein 5160 all around,stock rear with airbags 08 350 cclb, can you pm a price 89403. Don't want to stack blocks although a new 5" or 5.5" would be cheaper
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Would they ride worse than doing an add a leaf?
Yes. Hitting even the smallest of bumps with unloaded aired up airbags will buck hard enough to bust a kidney stone loose
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