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I am thinking about taking the 2 in leveling kit off my truck and replace it with a set of 3.5 in progressive rate coil springs. My question is, would I be better off to get the springs from one place, the link arms from another, a track bar replacement or fix, and what ever is needed for the rear from somewhere else? Looking at the price difference from getting a complete kit and piecing together one of my own from different places.

Who has the best link arms for our trucks?

What is the best track bar relocation or fix for our trucks?

What are your thoughts on this? Which route would you take?

Thanks in advance for any and all help!

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If you are looking for a kit that doesn't just change ride height but also improves suspension performance, I would talk to either Don Thuren, or Sage at Carli suspension.

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Thuren and Carli both have some good stuff, but I am afraid a lil out of the price range I am looking to spend. I was looking at the Top Guns Customz stuff, but am not set on anything, except how much I am willing to pay.

I also know the saying "You get what you pay for" can apply also.

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Just another thought to consider...

Just be aware of how much lift you put on a vehicle because the taller you stand in the wind the lower your fuel mileage will be come...(Wind Drag / Frontal surface / Rolling resistane / Rotational Mass)

So in the long run your going to pay daily at the pump just to look cool...



Typical stock 2nd Gen is 0.46 to 0.48 drag coeffient... (graph is rough calculations)

But with lift kits it can go up quickly...

Just something to think about...

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ahh, only be another inch over what it is now. I just mostly want to swap out the leveling kit for a set of coil springs that might ride better. But that is some good info about the fuel milage. Planning to run the same size tires and everything. thanks for the good info mopar.

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