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Alright guys, I'm starting to get a little overwhelmed. My only other leveling experience has just been an easy shim level on an old Chevy 1500... but with all these options, it's a lot to take in. So, I would like to do Bilsteins, but then some people say they added shims and didn't need UCAs with a dif. drop, others say you need all this extra crap. Then I start shopping around and find some RC kits that come with UCAs and give you an all around 3 inch lift and level... so then I think, this is America why not go big with a all around 3" lift. On top of all this then you get into Hypertech tuners so your bigger tires don't f*ck up your gas mileage/speedometer.
I do a lot of trail driving and off roading for hunting and for funzies (yes, I just said funzies) which is why I like the Bilsteins. But this is my first brand new vehicle so I don't want to mess sh*t up because lord knows I'll mess something up on install. However, I also want to do things right which is why I like the 6112s even though they are more than the 5100s. I'm a pilot in the military and we have an auto center on post that has everything I'll need for install with lifts so I was more or less just being lazy when I said I wanted to go for ease of install.
If I buy 5100s all around with shims in front, bite the bullet and buy new UCAs, and add a 1 inch block in the rear will this be good for what I want to do? Is this a more cost effective route? It just seems the more research I do the more stuff I need to buy to do things right, lol.
General rule of thumb, anything over about 2.5", you need a diff drop. I am at 2.5, and didn't use it, I don't offroad. I will likely install it eventually as I have it.
I have swapped uca's. And front co's, but used factory springs, got me right to 2.5". I used Rancho's front kit, and their uca kit. Their uca kit came with shims, which would have gotten me to 3", but I am level at 2.5".
Poly bushing uca's with grease zerks/fittings. I am happy.
Alignment was no issue, drives straight, could even add more caster if I wanted it.
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