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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-11-2008, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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One question before pulling the trigger on a leveling kit

Local outfit is offering 2 options on a leveling kit for my '08 SD.

Option 1: 2" coil spacers with Bilstein 5100 shocks, or
Option 2: 2" longer coils with Bilstein 5100 shocks (about $70 more)

I was told that ride will be the same with either. And also told that the coils will settle over time - whether I have the longer coils or use a spacer with the stock coils. So over time, my front end will sag.

Do you think the ride be the same with either option?

With either setup, would I need a track bar relocation bracket or adjustable track bar?
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I have been pondering the same thing. I have the snow plow prep package on my truck so being that my springs are a bit heavier rated, I think I will go with the coil. I'm not sure if you have this option, but that is what is causing me to stay away from a new set of coil springs. I don't think you will need an adjustable track bar, just a relocation bracket if anything. I willl not add a lift to my truck until I know for sure I am keeping it due to the motor problem I'm experiencing. Good luck on your decision. You may want to go with the Rev tech kit if you are worried about sag over time, because it is a 2.5" system. This will give you a little more room to play with.

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I went with the spacer and some Rancho 9000x adjustable shocks and love it..

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I have been pondering the same thing. I have the snow plow prep package on my truck so being that my springs are a bit heavier rated, I think I will go with the coil. I'm not sure if you have this option, but that is what is causing me to stay away from a new set of coil springs. I don't think you will need an adjustable track bar, just a relocation bracket if anything. I willl not add a lift to my truck until I know for sure I am keeping it due to the motor problem I'm experiencing. Good luck on your decision. You may want to go with the Rev tech kit if you are worried about sag over time, because it is a 2.5" system. This will give you a little more room to play with.
Hey MRBOHN what kind of motor problem are you having?
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Ended up going with the ready-lift spacers and rancho rs9000xl shocks (i really like the silver color over the white). Gonna take about a week to get them in. Thanks for the info.
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