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Ok, so I'm brand new to trucks and therefore lifts, I've got some kind of Leveling Kit on my truck, No idea what it is as it came on it when I bought it. It's got some pretty thick springs Spacers (no idea what size they are since they're "slanted") but I can say that the Rancho Shocks on the front are RS5221 part number, I looked them up to try to determine the size of lift...nope, they're for various year and model Dodge Rams, So obviously I'll be changing them out. I do want to get a Bilstein Kit with longer front coils, but I have no idea how tall my front end is right now, (lifted height). How do I find out how much my front has been lifted right now so I know what to get to keep the same lift height? Also, obviously depending on the height I need to verify the camber and track bar? (those are questions). Thanks for all the help in advance.

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ALSO! If I go with longer coils what do I do with the Spacers? Replace with factory coil bushing things?

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Here's a picture of the Spacers there's a number on them "6308" but I can't find any info on them. Also, just measured the front and rear fender heights, fronts are 42.5" and rears are 44"...I'm measuring on my slanted driveway so there's that. (nose pointed up hill).
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Re: Wrong Shocks Installed

you could either buy new coils and account for your existing spacer or replace the spacers with the oem

but there is nothing wrong with those spacers other than they don't give you more travel with the lift like a longer coil has the potential for doing

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those look like 2.5"spacers
i have a set i can check

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if your front axle is centered and you don't have bump steer you can stop worrying

but if either of those are an issue then you will need to address them by checking angles/ length /drop arm bracket/pitman drop ETC

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if your front axle is centered and you don't have bump steer you can stop worrying

but if either of those are an issue then you will need to address them by checking angles/ length /drop arm bracket/pitman drop ETC
Ok cool, I wasn't really worried about it since the truck drives pretty good honestly. it's got a pretty good bounce on the freeways that the kids think is funny (wife not so much) but I'm contributing that to "it's a 1 ton truck with not weight, so it's gonna bounce", that's why I was looking into Bilstein shocks and possibly doing the Sulastic Springs for the rears. I've heard good things about those.

Thanks for the support so far, I'll have someone help me with measuring the front axle dimensions.

If I go with longer coils in the future, what is it I need to buy to replace the coil spacers? would it just be the OEM coil isolator? Is there some hardware or something? Thanks.

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Re: Wrong Shocks Installed

to change out the coils you would just need the stock isolators

that bounce does sound like shocks


the sulastics are pricey and i had them for a while I think they induced more bounce on freeways with multiple expansion joints

I don't miss not having them

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