- Sep 11, 2018
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What do you guys think about adding Bilstein shocks to the 3.5” Ready Lift kit instead of installing the spring spacers?
Will it work? Good Idea?
Will it work? Good Idea?
You will still need the top hat spacer or the spring spacer to achieve the full 3.5".
IMO you could save money by buying the components below.
Top hat spacer for the front price varies from $70 you can go with a 1" and max setting on Bilstein or 2" and use the mid setting
1.5" rear spacer which is around $50
You can still buy the UCA's separably which will run you around $450 from Readylift
I am looking at doing the same. I've been sitting on the RL 3.5 kit for a year....if the Bilsteins give a better ride quality I plan on installing next month. I assume 4th setting. @ 1.4" + top hat spacer.yes I plan on doing the top hat spacer and then adjusting the height of the bilstein shocks to give me the 3.5” total lift.
Hey, let's keep this going! Lonestar, I wound up getting the last Readylift that you mentioned. I offered $580 and they took it. 619 shipped and tax. I may order the front bilstiens for now, then the rears later, or just order the whole kit. Could you tell BiGJZ what setting you used? I think it was the #5 setting without the preload spacer, correct?
Just to clarify you have the 3.5” ready lift kit and took out the preload spacer and added the bilsteins on the 4th setting? You say you are satisfied with the ride, but how did it change? Just curious as I’m considering doing the same thing. The ride isn’t terrible now, but it’s a little bouncy and I can feel everything in the road.nice!!
From my research the rear was not an issue really. It was the front that people had problems with the rough ride. That’s why I only did the front bilsteins.
I’m satisfied with the ride
Just to clarify you have the 3.5” ready lift kit and took out the preload spacer and added the bilsteins on the 4th setting? You say you are satisfied with the ride, but how did it change? Just curious as I’m considering doing the same thing. The ride isn’t terrible now, but it’s a little bouncy and I can feel everything in the road.
I didn’t have the 3.5” kit before. I had it installed new along with the bilstein shocks at the 5th setting. That’s correct I didn’t install the preload spacers at all.
I made this decision based on reviews stating the pre load spacer made the Ride rough.
So far I have no complains with the 3.5” kit with bilsteins. But again I don’t know how it rode with the preload spacers.
I went with #4 as well, perfect stance and great ride qualityFor anyone asking the same question and stumbling across this thread I just wanted to post a follow up. I went with the 4th setting and removed the preload spacer. I was dead level before and am now at about 3/4 inch of rake. I am actually ok with this since the truck looked a little squatty if I had it loaded up for camping or had my tiny trailer hooked up. Ride is amazing compared to OEM and would definitely recommend if you are even considering.
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