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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-24-2013, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Rancho Quick Lift Loaded

So I finally pulled the trigger and had the Ranch Quick Lift Loaded installed after a year of riding with the 2" levelling spacers mounted on top of the coil-overs. The ride seems improved so far, but hadn't noticed much difference in the ride after adjusting between 9 and 0. Have it set to 3 right now and may experiment more with the settings after I have my upper controls arms replaced. The stress that the spacers put on the upper ball joints have worn them out and because they are a one piece unit welded to the upper control arms, I'll have them at the very least have greasable fittings installed. Lesson learned: if anyone has any intention of levelling their truck, consider the Rancho Quick Lift Loaded kit.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-24-2013, 10:30 PM
 
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That's what I put in my 04 but have the 9000 series in the rear also. Run on 9 in front and 8 in rear but mainly for handling. Found it too bouncy at lower settings and fair amount of roll. Handles pretty good in corners now.

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Yup! I also completed the set with the 9000 series for the rears. Running BFG AT's so they're a pretty stiff tire to begin with.
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Curious if you considered the Bilstein 5100's? One of the guys off of this board did it to his new 2013 FX4 with the 2" lift setting and he said the ride quality was much improved over a previous truck he had with the leveling spacers.
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Yup! I also completed the set with the 9000 series for the rears. Running BFG AT's so they're a pretty stiff tire to begin with.
I also run BFG AT's. LT285-65-18 in load range E. 10 ply set at 35 psi. I have a stiff but not a harsh ride. Set up for handling and towing on our beautiful roads. sic.

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Curious if you considered the Bilstein 5100's? One of the guys off of this board did it to his new 2013 FX4 with the 2" lift setting and he said the ride quality was much improved over a previous truck he had with the leveling spacers.
Pretty hard to compare the ride on a new truck to our older units to begin with. I have had three trucks with the spacers and only one rode good. Two had the metal spacers and gave a harsher ride over stock. My first 04 had a rubber type spacer and gave same ride as stock.

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I've heard that the Bilstein 5100 adjustables have a firmer ride, but the ride quality is better than stock. I find the stock ride to be a little bouncy at times, so I wouldn't be opposed to something a little more firm. The Bilstein's are a few hundred more than the spacers, but cheaper than the Rancho's.
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I had put billsteins on my excursion and they were a huge difference.

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I did hear about, and looked into the Bilsteins, which have an adjustable ride height, but i was more interested in adjustable dampening. The next tires i get may not "E" rated sidewalls, so i will be able to adjust for the difference. I've been told to keep my BFG's at 55psi if i want to get the life out of them.
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