Leveling - Outdoorsman

crazykid1994

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Great explanation Crazykid. I was wondering if anyone has an under the tophat spacer? That would basically do the same thing as the bilstein 5100 concept, correct? I am basially only looking 1-1 1/2 higher.
Would be called a preload spacer. I’m not sure about who sells them though
 

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Of course, I know they are different. However, a spacer lift can be used on a 1500.

Most of the suspension geometry can still be preserved with the shock relocation brackets offered.

I was simply offering input on what I have learned and used. I also noted that TC offers a such a kit.

I would add that it would be a good idea to talk to some of the leveling kit manufacturers, give them the specs on your specific truck and let them help you with how their kit works.
There are no shock relocation brackets for the front of a 4wd 1500 since it’s a strut or coilover and not a separate shock and spring. The top spacer is already relocating or extending the strut which is where the problem comes from in these trucks
 

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That 0.7" is achieved by the red HD struts the same way Bilsteins are adjustable. The spring sits 0.7 inch higher on it than on the standard strut.
 

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OK, I've read all about how spacers give you a rough ride. The think I don't understand is how does compressing that same stock spring more with a 5100 setup gives you a better ride? Logic tells me adding a spacer on top of the stock setup would increase the height and keep the factory ride. I see Autospring has a 1 1/2 for the outdoorsman because of the factory lift. That would be all I'm looking for.
I used the Eibach Sport Level Lift, no spacers. Longer shock and dual rate spring in back for 1" and longer struts and springs in front for 3-1/2" Sits level, looks good rides great.
 
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