Do you happen to know how much your pkg raised the overall height of your truck? I am looking at doing the same thing but I'm limited by a low parking garage at my work....
The front came up about 3" total. I didn't measure the overall height, but once the sun comes out, I'll measure it so at least you'll have a starting point. FWIW - guys are fittin' 35's with no leveling kit. I chose to do it because I like the look better. I'm not concerned about the rear sagging when I tow. I still have air bags in my garage I'll put on at some point.
Originally Posted by biz4two
Nice combo setup! Really sets off your SD...
So...do you have any driving expressions yet? How does it handle / ride? MPG's?
Thanks Biz! So far so good. I need to get it back in for some more caster adjustment, it's kinda of floppy on the parkway/freeway at higher speeds. The alignment was within spec, but it needs some more caster. My speedo was fast before and with these tires, it's exactly spot on. I was out of town all week so I didn't get to drive it much to verify mpg's. I don't worry too much about the mileage anymore. It's sucked from day 1, avg'ing 10.2 since I drove it off the lot so I'm sure I'll take a little hit from the weight of the tires.
Originally Posted by acf6
looks awesome, after seeing pics of your last truck, i knew mods on this one werent far away
Yeah, the wife isn't pleased, I told her I'd leave this truck alone. I'm failing miserably at that.
Quick update to the thread. So, I went to order the 2wd valance, it's $65. I got a call from where I ordered it from (non-local dealer I've bought from in the past), $100 in shipping, ouch. Apparently the length of the box killed the costs. Oh well, I was happy they called to confirm whether or not I still wanted it, gotta give them props for that. Going to hit up some local dealers and see what they can do for me...
A little nervous to do any work to a brand new truck myself. I definitely know just enough to be dangerous.
My major concern is preserving as close to the OEM ride as possible. Because of that, and this shops reputation (several family members have had work done there), I'm ok with it. Just seemed a little steep to me at $3400.
With it being brand new, the best part is that the bolts come off easier. Not sure what leveling kit you went with but the readylift came with step by step instructions w/ pictures. For me, pictures are good. The shocks and stabilizer are the very easy to install, don't even need to remove the tires or jack the truck up.
My truck rides nice, but know that the Toyo's are harder than your stock tires so you will feel a difference. I'm going to mess around with my 9000's and adjust them to soften the ride back up some. I also need to get it back on the alignment rack for some more caster, sways a bit at higher speeds.
Shop is pushing for RCD leveling kit. Said with the Bilsteins it is their reccomendation. I dont have enough knowledge to have an informed opinion. The truck in your signature is exactly the look i want to achieve.
Honestly, if you're unsure, why not hold off on getting the work done and do some research? There's an infinite number of threads here on shocks, leveling kits, etc. The Bilstein 5100 and Rancho 9000's seem to be the favorites in the SuperDuty community (at least here on FTE), so you can't go wrong there. I had 5100's on the 2000 in my signature, I just wanted some flexibility and something different this time around so I went with the 9000's. The leveling kit I went with got good reviews, and came with everything I wanted, and I knew I was goin' with the Toyo's again. I don't know much about RCD but I'm sure others here have experience with them, probably do a search and you can find some feedback there. The stabilizer I went with was based on feedback from others experiences.