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Double Checking 2.5" Coil Spacer...

I am about to order shocks and want to be sure I truly have a 2.5" coil spacer before ordering correct length shocks...

Previous owner had billet alum bottom installed coil spacer installed. I am getting 2.25" (roughly) actual size. I have read that some spacers will be shorter than actual raise height.

Am I safe to order shocks for 2.5" ride height? I am a tad nose high...

Still debating on Bil 5100's or Rancho 9000 shocks... I am leaning towards bils up front, Rancho in rear for stiffening up when towing/hauling.
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If you use the shocks that Bilstein uses in their leveling kit you would be fine. 2.5" shocks on 2.25" lift is fine.


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Good point. I saw that now their stock ride height shock is for 0-2.5, used to be 0-2"...

Rancho next step from stock is 2.5". I guess that is why I am checking. I don't want to get shocks to wrong length. I can measure the distance I have now between the 2 shock bolts, shoulda done that when I went out there earlier...

When I put a 4" block in the rear, I doubt that front shock length would change, right?
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If you were in the Baja it might be an issue. I see no problem with 1-2" longer shock on most trucks. If you wanted to run a 4" lift shock on an 8" lift you would have issues. Run an 8" lift shock on a 4" lift you will have issues. The 4" block will not affect the front enough to worry about.

I try to compare part numbers between kits to see what they use. I think the Bilsteins I just bought for my 6" kit were within the 1-2" of what I took off. I was running shocks for a 4.5" kit. I never had problems.


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