Levelling or 3” lift that rides as close to stock as possible

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So I would suggest calling around to see who around you installs what if you are in a well populated area. Was way better than wasting my time and hairline installing...
Just need to make sure it's a reputable shop that stands behind their work. Some people (shop owners) on this forum have a lot of good feedback from customers. And, I'd certainly trust their expertise if I ever needed.
 

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my 2010 i just used 2.5 inch top hat spacers factory upper arms and in the rear i used a 2inch under spring spacer im was running 35x12.5r 17 on stock rims only had one set of tires rub aggressive sidewall a 1/4 inch spacer fixed the issue i have almost 175000 miles on it no issues i just put the new rims on i wanted the tires out farther with the flares
 

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I’ve done a 3” on my 08 Tahoe with the spring and shock lift and I did a all around level with 3” front spacers and 2” rear spacers on my 2018 ram 1500. So the Tahoe dose excellent! No bangs, squeaks ect. The ram does actually very well with the spacers but the only problem is big speed bumps I do max out on the larger ones if I’m going fast enough but other than that factory ride all the way.

Here’s a link for a 3” leveling kit that I’d recommend and won’t bust your pockets. Link

I also recommend driving it around for about a week after your lift before you get a alignment it will save you time, money and tires. FFD7007E-8FC1-4960-B60A-92C6FC70DE16.jpeg
 

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Whatever @Quick_Shifter says is going to be the best recommendation 100%.

I have been running 5100's at 2.8 on my truck for close to 40,000 miles now. I put them on with less than 5k on the truck. I have the "warlock" package on mine which raises the truck about an inch from the factory. With the Bils on at 2.8 I sat almost exactly level with the stock warlock springs. This combo rode very well in all daily driving scenario's and mild off-roading. I have since upgraded the rear coils and shocks as my bed load has changed. Currently running Superlift SL-140 2" lift rear coils (these are confirmed by superlift to be the same coils in their 4" kit.) Paired with Icon 2.0 Rear shocks. This setup: 5100's at 2.8, SL-140 Coils, and Icon rear Shocks, Rides like a dream in most conditions. I am looking to upgrade hopefully soon, but only because I like pushing my truck to the limit off-road...

Personal recommendation would be Bilstein 5100 at 2.8, rear .75 spacer, and new rear shocks. The factory RAM rear shocks are trash even when new.

I ran bora 1.25" spacers for a while till my new wheels came in (35x12.5 tires rubbed my Zone UCA) and did not have to trim any stud to fit thanks to the recess. - I would recommend bora for wheel spacers. They are the best.
I am running 275/65/20 BF KO2 tires and just ordered the bilstein 5100 along with rough country aluminum 3 inch raised control arm. Given your past experience with the bilsteins, did you not have an issue with the stock UCA's? also from everything i read the bilstein set around 2.8 using the heady duty factory coil you really have a 3 inch lift over other stock rams? did you notice any over travel issues? i just wanted to level the front with the rear. since it has the factory 1 inch lift in the back, thats high enough for me. I do a lot of towing and hauling material in the box so anything higher is inconvenient as a construction worker.

any input would be appereciated!
 

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I am running 275/65/20 BF KO2 tires and just ordered the bilstein 5100 along with rough country aluminum 3 inch raised control arm. Given your past experience with the bilsteins, did you not have an issue with the stock UCA's? also from everything i read the bilstein set around 2.8 using the heady duty factory coil you really have a 3 inch lift over other stock rams? did you notice any over travel issues? i just wanted to level the front with the rear. since it has the factory 1 inch lift in the back, thats high enough for me. I do a lot of towing and hauling material in the box so anything higher is inconvenient as a construction worker.

any input would be appereciated!
So the Warlock trim package is lifted 1" from the factory using a higher spring perch which is the same as the .7" lift setting on the 5100's The front coils are the exact same as any Factory Ram from 09-2022 So most warlock owners typically see 2" of lift from where they sit before 5100's. As far as the rear goes. It ranges from .5-1.5" of lift over factory. Those rear coils do have a higher spring rate so that's where the rear "lift" is achieved. I would suggest parking on a flat piece and measure your rake. This will help know exactly how much lift you will achieve and what rake you'll have. :cheers:

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Well, I got the truck lifted, 4” ReadyLIFT SST kit with the Bilstein rear shocks, and 20x9 +1 offset Fuel Assault wheels (gloss and milled) with Toyo Open Country AT3 LT tires in 35x12.50/20’s.

No rubbing, nice and smooth, feels great riding, and still fits in the garage. I am super happy with it so far, tires feel just as quiet and smooth as the P rated Toyo AT3 that we’re on it before, and the kit doesn’t feel choppy, stiff etc. at all. Just a good ride and I LOVE how this truck looks now.

I’ll try and get better photos in the daylight soon, but here’s a couple of the wheels and lift height at the wheel wells, sorry for the dirty truck, it’s definitely winter here lol!!

Thanks for all the input and advice, tips, suggestions, I appreciate you all.
 

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Well, I got the truck lifted, 4” ReadyLIFT SST kit with the Bilstein rear shocks, and 20x9 +1 offset Fuel Assault wheels (gloss and milled) with Toyo Open Country AT3 LT tires in 35x12.50/20’s.

No rubbing, nice and smooth, feels great riding, and still fits in the garage. I am super happy with it so far, tires feel just as quiet and smooth as the P rated Toyo AT3 that we’re on it before, and the kit doesn’t feel choppy, stiff etc. at all. Just a good ride and I LOVE how this truck looks now.

I’ll try and get better photos in the daylight soon, but here’s a couple of the wheels and lift height at the wheel wells, sorry for the dirty truck, it’s definitely winter here lol!!

Thanks for all the input and advice, tips, suggestions, I appreciate you all.
I was thinking about this kit but going up 4 inches just seems like it's going to be a headache without being done properly. Driveline spacers and all of that definitely need to be considered. I mean the ready lift gives you the look, but no longevity.

For the price difference, you should see if you can get your money back and go with Superlift 4 inch.

4" Lift Kit - 12-18 (19-21 Clc) Ram 1500 4WD - w/ Bilstein Frt Struts/Rr Shocks
K1019B

From any of the research I have done, this is the most budget-friendly, and I do believe they are the suppliers of the RAM MOPAR OEM 4 inch lift or Extremely similar.
 

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Well, I got the truck lifted, 4” ReadyLIFT SST kit with the Bilstein rear shocks, and 20x9 +1 offset Fuel Assault wheels (gloss and milled) with Toyo Open Country AT3 LT tires in 35x12.50/20’s.

No rubbing, nice and smooth, feels great riding, and still fits in the garage. I am super happy with it so far, tires feel just as quiet and smooth as the P rated Toyo AT3 that we’re on it before, and the kit doesn’t feel choppy, stiff etc. at all. Just a good ride and I LOVE how this truck looks now.

I’ll try and get better photos in the daylight soon, but here’s a couple of the wheels and lift height at the wheel wells, sorry for the dirty truck, it’s definitely winter here lol!!

Thanks for all the input and advice, tips, suggestions, I appreciate you all.
Very nice looking good! if you had a shop do it and they didn’t break in and just did the alignment right after keep an eye out on the camber F1E71DEC-ADE7-4DB1-B2BF-656AFE6A7916.jpegof your front tires I’d hate to see them get trashed in six months like what happened to me with my kt0s. You always need to break in your new suspension before alignment.
 
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