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Help deciding with 2.5 level or 4 inch lift

I've been researching leveling kits and lifts since I bought my truck almost 2 years ago but have yet to pull the trigger on anything. I'm really torn between a 2.5 Icon leveling coils with front/rear bilstein 5100s, 4" blocks and adjustable track bar or the Pure Performance 4 inch x-factor system with bilstein 5100s. My truck is strictly used on the road and I want something that rides a little better without spending thousands of dollars on a kit considering I'm looking at another $2300-2500 on wheels and tires (20x9 with 35" ATs). I hear great stuff about Icon and Pure both but I figured if I'm going for the 2.5 why not go to a 4 inch for a few hundred extra. But then most people are saying to throw on a dual steering stabilizer and possibly look into the triple threat system with spring packs instead of blocks so the Pure would be almost $1900 at this point. Would the spring packs really be justified? Just looking for opinions for a street-driven truck that does no towing at all. Do I need the dual steering stabilizer for both the 2.5 level/lift or 4 inch. All in all I'm looking to get away with the best valued kit/option for my purpose.Thanks in advance.

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I had your same truck but a 07. I had a Readylift level kit for the front and F350 blocks for the rear. Truck rode like stock and I have always had a 24ft enclosed I pull that can get heavy when loaded. I loved the look, ride height and got compliments non stop. I went with 20x10's and 35's and only had to do minor trimming and zip tie the fender linings back a hair.


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I run a 4" triple threat. Love th ride. It's worth it to upgrade to the mini packs. I also went with 5100s. They are a little stiff but the ride is better than stock.

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I run a 4" triple threat. Love th ride. It's worth it to upgrade to the mini packs. I also went with 5100s. They are a little stiff but the ride is better than stock.

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Did you go with a dual steering stabilizer?
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Did you go with a dual steering stabilizer?
No. Haven't really needed it. If I do, it'll prolly be a carli single steering stabilizer though. I get a little bump steer but I only have 8k on the truck and 4k on the lift so everything is still very tight.

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I've been researching leveling kits and lifts since I bought my truck almost 2 years ago but have yet to pull the trigger on anything. I'm really torn between a 2.5 Icon leveling coils with front/rear bilstein 5100s, 4" blocks and adjustable track bar or the Pure Performance 4 inch x-factor system with bilstein 5100s. My truck is strictly used on the road and I want something that rides a little better without spending thousands of dollars on a kit considering I'm looking at another $2300-2500 on wheels and tires (20x9 with 35" ATs). I hear great stuff about Icon and Pure both but I figured if I'm going for the 2.5 why not go to a 4 inch for a few hundred extra. But then most people are saying to throw on a dual steering stabilizer and possibly look into the triple threat system with spring packs instead of blocks so the Pure would be almost $1900 at this point. Would the spring packs really be justified? Just looking for opinions for a street-driven truck that does no towing at all. Do I need the dual steering stabilizer for both the 2.5 level/lift or 4 inch. All in all I'm looking to get away with the best valued kit/option for my purpose.Thanks in advance.
I suggest Icons Stage I 2.5" kit over the coils and Bilsteins. You will have a much smoother, better handling ride this way. It is definitely worth the extra cost.



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I actually ended up pulling the trigger on the Icon stage 1 with upgraded Icon track bar both brand new never used from a Org member and bought some ReadyLift 4" blocks off Amazon to go with it. Pretty excited to put the kit on next week. Will post pics and will review. Thanks guys

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The Readylift blocks have a taper? Are they supposed to?
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Most rear blocks have a slight taper. As do the oems

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Just remember this: if you want to improve the ride more tire sidewall enhances the ride. A 18" wheel is going to ride much better then a 20". The more sidewall you have the better.


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