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The haunting of preload spacers!!!!

Bee7_ivan

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Hello you guys!
I bought the Rough Country 3.5 kit. Now I’m reading that if I want the full 3.5inches in front I will need to add the preload spacer, which “supposedly” will destroy the ride quality. Can I add a 3.5 top hat spacer instead?.
How else can I get the 3.5 inches up in front?

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...add the preload spacer, which “supposedly” will destroy the ride quality. Can I add a 3.5 top hat spacer instead?
Short answer is yes and my preference is to the top hat...but there are pros & cons for each. also 3.5" is a lot to lift a truck & keep the stock arms

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You could use the top hat spacer that comes with that kit and instead of the preload spacer install Bilstein 5100's to get the extra lift. It still comes by way of additional preload, but the shocks are valved to match it and most people find the ride quality good.
 

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You could use the top hat spacer that comes with that kit and instead of the preload spacer install Bilstein 5100's to get the extra lift. It still comes by way of additional preload, but the shocks are valved to match it and most people find the ride quality good.
What would I have to set the bilstein setting to so I can get the 3.5 lift with the RC Top hat?
 

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3.5" spacer? On the factory strut? With factory A-arms?

Boy, you're askin' for trouble. Good luck with that.
 

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What would I have to set the bilstein setting to so I can get the 3.5 lift with the RC Top hat?

I don't have personal experience with doing this setup, but if you search around I know there are several that have done it with the Readylift 3.5" lift. Can probably find a good starting point.
 

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I don't have personal experience with doing this setup, but if you search around I know there are several that have done it with the Readylift 3.5" lift. Can probably find a good starting point.
Ready lift and RC 3.5 is essentially the same . But regardless of the brand everyone says that the preload spacer destroys your ride comfort
 

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