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I plan on running ebay 2" coil spacer, crown suspension 3" spindles, and crown suspension 2"-5" Adjustable rear shackles. All in this setup will cost me $550. Anyone else running something like this?
 

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DId you install it yourself?
i did the smaxx and shackles when it was stock. a friend of mine is a mechanic and has the tools (air wrench/ compressor) and changed the spindles and leafs for me.

when i did mine though, i had all the tools you could ever need including a cutting wheel. i used an auto shop on the military base i was at.

*edit* i forgot i put an add a leaf in the z85 leafs before they got put on.
 

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Got the new wheels on. It's too dark to take pics but I'll get some tomorrow.
Sooooo my problems...
Rubbing? Only the back of the front wells. Like a lot.
I had to take off my front wheel spacers now the front is -24, four inches backspace. That solved most of the rubbing. Barely rubs now at full turn, but I also had to take off the weights that were mounted on the inside of the rim. They were hitting the spindle. I have about just over a quarter inch of space between the rim and the spindle.

Looks great. Especially the back. (dat booty) And the front tires stick out even with the back. They were way wide with the spacers on. It's a game of inches.

Anyways, I'll get pics in the daytime if you're going this lift route, i'd suggest 32 inch tires.
 

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They may have to go traditional and use the lead weights pinched onto the rim. Assuming you mean you had the sticky weights on the rim surface, not the bead -right?
 

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They may have to go traditional and use the lead weights pinched onto the rim. Assuming you mean you had the sticky weights on the rim surface, not the bead -right?
No they were the weights pinched to the lip. I pulled them off. I need the sticky weights on the inside surface. Theres not enough space for the lip weights
 

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I have 2in lift coils with 2.5 I think shackles. I dont remember, with some kyb struts up front. Honestly it's the worst thing I've done to the truck. Rides like shit but looks alright. I didn't wanna sacrifice ride quality and that's exactly what happened compaired to stock. If I could do it over I wouldn't have done anything to it but ad bigger tires.
 

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I have 2in lift coils with 2.5 I think shackles. I dont remember, with some kyb struts up front. Honestly it's the worst thing I've done to the truck. Rides like shit but looks alright. I didn't wanna sacrifice ride quality and that's exactly what happened compaired to stock. If I could do it over I wouldn't have done anything to it but ad bigger tires.
That sucks your ride quality is gone. I'm the same way. Why do things if it's gonna suck driving? I will say I haven't noticed too much difference with the things i've done, but i attribute that to belltechs up front, new ranchos in the back and a lot of sidewall.
Is it just hard on bumps, or bouncy, or turning sucks? What makes it drive bad?
 

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Lift coils are the worst thing you can get, that's what makes it so bouncy and stiff. Toss those fuckers and get spindles or coil spacers.
 

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Change of direction. Ok new plane is this. Smaxx 2.5in front spacers, seems like a high quality kit. 2"-5" crown shackles, these shackels can still be used if I add spindles at a later stage. I want to clear these wheels and tires.
31.5 inch tire. The shackles will work for now and later. The front might put you at 20-21 inches from center of hub to bottom of fender. I had 29 inch tires and I had a lot of room at that height
 

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That sucks your ride quality is gone. I'm the same way. Why do things if it's gonna suck driving? I will say I haven't noticed too much difference with the things i've done, but i attribute that to belltechs up front, new ranchos in the back and a lot of sidewall.
Is it just hard on bumps, or bouncy, or turning sucks? What makes it drive bad?
Bumps suck because I presume the struts are hyperextended so there's no travel room so I take em slow as if I was slammed. Not bouncy at all. Full lock out sucks pulling in or out of tight parking spaces. Rubs going full right. Left is okay. The 31s took care of a lot of the road bumps. My major issue is the speed bumps having to slow down harder coming down the bump. I really don't wanna have to spend hella money to get it back to stock feel. I think I'll have to expect heavy spending to go the spindle rout. I see it like this. I have five grand left on the truck. Bought it in 11. After that I'll drive it for six or so months and start dumping money in it. Maybe idk
 

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Lift coils are the worst thing you can get, that's what makes it so bouncy and stiff. Toss those fuckers and get spindles or coil spacers.
The coils came with my lift kit as part of why its 2inches right. So I no longer have the stock coils. If I had em I would go the rout your suggesting. Put stockers back on and get some spacers which are inexpensive right guys? Then bam back to smooth again. I remember stock this truck road like a car. Very Nice.
 
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