New Coilovers with 6 Inch BDS lift

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I have a 6" lift and will add 2" with the coilovers. They just told me that the 6+" ucas would be good even with 4" of lift since I asked if I would be good with 6" or 8" with the same set or if I'd have to by another set for the straight 6". Right now I have the oem Mopar struts with the 4" spacer.
You cannot use those coilovers with the 6” spacers. If your idea was to use the 6” spacer you would have needed to use the stock length version like I did. Your coilovers replace the spacer completely
 
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You cannot use those coilovers with the 6” spacers. If your idea was to use the 6” spacer you would have needed to use the stock length version like I did. Your coilovers replace the spacer completely
Yup, not using a spacer. I was referring to the overall lift
 

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Yup, not using a spacer. I was referring to the overall lift
Gotcha. I misunderstood. Yea you’ll like it. I was originally skeptical about installing true a coilover on my truck because I never thought they’d make this much of a difference. I’ve been told the full length like you have make it even better for lifted trucks so honestly can’t wait for your review compared to your current setup
 
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Gotcha. I misunderstood. Yea you’ll like it. I was originally skeptical about installing true a coilover on my truck because I never thought they’d make this much of a difference. I’ve been told the full length like you have make it even better for lifted trucks so honestly can’t wait for your review compared to your current setup
I'll definitely let you know. I'm sure anything will be better than what I've got with almost 120k miles lol

Unfortunately I don't really have anything to make a good comparison to. When they need to be rebuilt I'll probably just get some bils for temporary and I'm curious to feel that difference.
 
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Has anyone actually ordered the BDS tie rod ends? I received the ones in the first picture, which have no zerk fitting or way to grease them from what I can see. I expected the ones in the second picture. My current ends have a zerk fitting and don't quite look like that.

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I have a 6" lift and will add 2" with the coilovers. They just told me that the 6+" ucas would be good even with 4" of lift since I asked if I would be good with 6" or 8" with the same set or if I'd have to by another set for the straight 6". Right now I have the oem Mopar struts with the 4" spacer.
You cant add 2” of lift with those units if you are already at 6” with the current spacers. Those are 4-6” units only, and you have to remove the current spacers. If you were hoping for a total of 8”, then you should have ordered the ones that are made for leveling and kept the spacers.

Also, with the amount of threads showing on them, i would guess that they are most likely preset to 6” of lift. But will probably never know for sure till you bolt it up and see.
 
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You cant add 2” of lift with those units if you are already at 6” with the current spacers. Those are 4-6” units only, and you have to remove the current spacers. If you were hoping for a total of 8”, then you should have ordered the ones that are made for leveling and kept the spacers.

Also, with the amount of threads showing on them, i would guess that they are most likely preset to 6” of lift. But will probably never know for sure till you bolt it up and see.
The way I'm understanding it is that the coilovers are just like the ones that ride from stock height to plus". The difference being that these are 4 inches longer in total length, which means you remove the 4 inch lift spacer and they're essentially providing the same lift. So 0" being where I'm at now and the plus 2" lifting another overall 2 inch total. Otherwise, they'd actually be lowering below stock on adjustment?

I sent an email to both BDS and FOX about it so we will see what they say. If I need a 6" to 8", that's not something i see available. Worst case, if what you say is correct, would a 2 inch leveling puck work, or does that get sketchy at that height?
 

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4-6” lift coilovers is exactly that. 4-6” lift. That’s what I was saying before. 6” max lift. Your lift is 6”. This can go to 6” but not recommended to go higher. Not up to 8”. The spacer in your 6” kit is 5”. Using a leveling strut with the spacer can get you to 7” or 8”
 

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Either way you look at it, trying to get 8” of lift out of a 4-6” drop kit is not ideal.

For some reason I thought you were currently around 4” up front and wanted to level it with the 5” rear kit.
 
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4-6” lift coilovers is exactly that. 4-6” lift. That’s what I was saying before. 6” max lift. Your lift is 6”. This can go to 6” but not recommended to go higher. Not up to 8”. The spacer in your 6” kit is 5”. Using a leveling strut with the spacer can get you to 7” or 8”

Either way you look at it, trying to get 8” of lift out of a 4-6” drop kit is not ideal.

For some reason I thought you were currently around 4” up front and wanted to level it with the 5” rear kit.

Thanks for the info fellas. My original inent was not to level it. I just thought I could with what I bought, so I jacked the truck up 2 inches in the front and checked the clearance. Looks like I should have the clearance and I actually quite liked the look leveled out at that height. From what I was able to measure of the spacer, while on the truck, it looks like it is a little over 4 inches, but I suppose that could be deceiving and I won't know 100% until I take it off.

Since im not seeing anything frim fox for the rams at 6 to 8 inches, it sounds like I should order some 2 inch leveling spacers doe the front just in case. Any recommendations?
 
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