If you think that you might go higher in the future you should just hold off and get the 5 inch kit to start with. There isnt that big of a difference in price.
Looking at Class 2 systems with rear leafs there was like $400 difference between 3 and 5 inch.
I have to insist that going over about three inches on stock lower control arms is pushing it. I have daystar spacers and 3/4 ton coils on stock control arms and my axle sits to the rear of the fenderwell a good inch and a half. I could fit 38's right now if my axle was in the middle of the fender. Another issue, the axle is tilted forward, so instead of the tires turning freely from one side to the other, the lift each side of the truck up about an inch. That is my advise. I can't wait to get my 5 inch sj lift to correct the trackbar, lower control arms, pitman arm, and sway bar. These are the main things that need to be corrected on my truck right now. Rather than fix em one at a time I'll get the kit, go up about 3 inches and still have it right.
I'm new to this forum and I'm learning new things daily from you.
Here's my situation.
I have a stock 2001 Ram quad cab off-road and am putting new rubber on it. I have ProComp M/T 33x12.50x17's on lay-away until next weekend(I know you guys don't like ProComp but money WAS/IS an issue and they were buy 3 get 1 free), but... (you guys are a terrible influence!) I'm thinking... and measuring... hmmmm....if I added these Daystars you are all talking about... could I run 35x12.50x17's on my stock 17x8 wheels?
The rear looks like it would be ok.. the front looks close until I read the previous post about the Daystars positioning the front tires 1 1/2" to the rear.. if that is the case there is no way I can see 35's clearing without more lift.
I keep hearing people talk about coil spacers, do you guys know that for a couple dollars more you can get new coils and not just spacers to stack on the coil? My set of skyjacker 2.5" coils cost about 140 bucks, the 2" spacers are not much cheeper, I think the strange colored(yellow/gray) spacers look bad compared to a black or red coil that would match the skyjacker lift.
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