Warlock Lift Explanation - Read this before lifting/leveling your Warlock's

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Good luck..... I tried many ways, and ultimately gave up. I'd rather build a swing out than try to get it under.
Agreed, A swing arm would be cool.

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I don’t know I’d mount where they show but…. It’s an option.

If you want the swing arm look at: https://ironvoltgarage.com/

This guy does great work on EVERYTHING!! Look at his Instagram page.
 

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Agreed, A swing arm would be cool.

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I don’t know I’d mount where they show but…. It’s an option.

If you want the swing arm look at: https://ironvoltgarage.com/

This guy does great work on EVERYTHING!! Look at his Instagram page.

Best one to look at.
 

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Front: The Front of the Warlocks is lifted .7" over factory using a higher spring seat, also called the circlip. It is fixed to the stock shock body. So there is no adjustment on the stock shock. The Bilstein 5100 and 6112 has an adjustable spring seat allowing different ride heights to be achieved. This is what creates the lift.
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I have a question about setting the Bilsteins. If I'm understanding this correctly the factory lift is acheieved with the shocks. If I were to install Bilstein shocks set a 0" would my front end lower by .7"? At .7" stay the same?

In other words if I want to acheive a lift of 1" lift over my stock Warlock ride height would I set my Bilsteins to 1.7"?
 

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I have a question about setting the Bilsteins. If I'm understanding this correctly the factory lift is acheieved with the shocks. If I were to install Bilstein shocks set a 0" would my front end lower by .7"? At .7" stay the same?

In other words if I want to acheive a lift of 1" lift over my stock Warlock ride height would I set my Bilsteins to 1.7"?

Basically you want to follow this / your instructions. Your current shocks are probably at clip location 2, giving you that .7 in of lift. I would say that if you set the Bilsteins at clip 1 - yes- you would loose .7in of lift.

You’re basically lifting the coil seat height to achieve lift.

I’d say you’d have to shoot for
Clip 4, “2.1” in of lift. After some miles it will settle to probably 1.9/2.

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The Payload on these trucks is known to be quite bad. Speaking from experience the stock coils sucked at handling weight. I had 900-1000 lbs of gear on my first long overland trip in the bed with stock coils, and interstate driving was miserable. Also towed around 5k and also not a fun experience. I will say some timbren bumpstops helped tremendously with payload and towing. I now have superlift SL-140 rear coils and it hauls and tows like a dream now.

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This is stock springs and not even a lot of wood and you can see the sag.
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This is stock springs and maybe 2500 total lbs of trailer weight. (loaded correctly) and she was sagging.

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Here's the start of the aforementioned overland trip

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Here you can see close to the same overland gear with the new SL-140 springs

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Nice looking rig. Given that the stock HD coils give 1" of lift, did you lose that lift with the SL 140s? I've got 3" of rake and only want to install the Bilstein's at the 2" setting. I'm hoping to get a better rear coil that also drops the rear by an inch.

EDIT: I see that these do give a lift. Can anyone recommend a rear coil that will be better for towing/hauling but sit an inch lower than the stock HD coils?
 
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Nice looking rig. Given that the stock HD coils give 1" of lift, did you lose that lift with the SL 140s? I've got 3" of rake and only want to install the Bilstein's at the 2" setting. I'm hoping to get a better rear coil that also drops the rear by an inch.

EDIT: I see that these do give a lift. Can anyone recommend a rear coil that will be better for towing/hauling but sit an inch lower than the stock HD coils?

I don't think any company makes a stock ride height coil that has extra payload. If you did want to lower the rear but keep the Payload higher, I would look at either a set of Timbrens, or Airlift bumpstops. The airlift would be my choice as you could take the air out while unloaded for a smoother ride. on stock coils + timbrens it will feel like a 3500 unloaded.
 

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I don't think any company makes a stock ride height coil that has extra payload. If you did want to lower the rear but keep the Payload higher, I would look at either a set of Timbrens, or Airlift bumpstops. The airlift would be my choice as you could take the air out while unloaded for a smoother ride. on stock coils + timbrens it will feel like a 3500 unloaded.
Gotcha. Do you know of any rear coil that will maintain the same rear height as the stock HD coils, ie 1" lift? Looks like your SL140's give 2" lift.

Maybe something like this?

 
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Gotcha. Do you know of any rear coil that will maintain the same rear height as the stock HD coils, ie 1" lift? Looks like your SL140's give 2" lift.

Maybe something like this?

I just installed the TUFTRUCK VT-1223, these coils are solid and I would recommend.

Also - I believe their “Stock HD” coils say they keep factory ride height. Call them, that’s what I did to make sure I got what I wanted / needed.
 

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Hi J-B,

I’m about to put on Bilsteins 6112 set at 2.8, Carli UCA, Carli rear sway link drop for alignment, new linkage front and rear, and Bilstein 5100 in rear with Tuftruck 1223-VT.
Icon 17x8.5 with 315x70
Any thoughts?
Should I add 1.5 body lift? I was worried the tow hooks wouldn’t align so I’ve held off.
You looking intake mods / exhaust?

RAM BIGHORN 4x4 1500, 3.92s

Did the lift! RIDE IS SO MUCH BETTER!!!!
 

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