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Is my Logic Correct?....Probably Not
Sorry in advance for the long post, I am new to diesels and truck suspensions so bear with me.....
I have an 05 F350 CCLB w/ 6in "Custom Lift". I bought the truck with the lift already on it and now want to upgrade some of the suspension components. The things I do know about the lift is that I have dual bilstein 5100 up front and the rear suspension is lifted with blocks. My Coil spring up front has a Ready Lift leveling kit spacer on top so my thoughts are that maybe the coil spring is made for a 4 or 5 inch lift and the leveling spacer lifted it up to 6 inchs but I may be wrong. I want to replace the coil spring with a 6 inch lift coil spring(maybe pro comp or the skyjacker soft ride) because I'm trying to achieve a softer ride and want to get rid of the leveling spacer. Is my thoughts correct that removing the leveling spacer will improve ride comfort?(Ive heard that leveling spacers can have a harsh ride)
For the rear, I want to take out the blocks and the current leafs and put in a set of 6 inch lift leaf springs instead of having lift blocks. To top it off, I wanted to upgrade the 5100's to 5160's all the way around.
Now, when i see complete lift kits they say something like 8in front/5.5in rear. Since I'm replacing the leafs, Should I get 6 inch lift leafs or will i need a different size since I want the truck to be level with the front?
2005 F-350 Lariat CC SRW LB FX4 - SIlver
Custom 6" Lift w/ Dual Bilsteins, 35/12.50/20 Nitto Trail Grapplers, 20x10 XD Strike Wheels in Matte Black, ARP Headstuds, PHP Gryphon FICM Programmer(Currently using Atlas 80), Volant Intake, 4" Turbo-back Straight Pipe Exhaust w/ 6in Tip, 6000k Retro Solutions 55w HID Kit