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    Looks Great , gotta love the look of a leveled ,lifted truck

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    Looks great. Can you explain to me, who knows nothing about it, why you needed to replace the rear 1" with a 2" block? I thought leveling requires bringing the front up, or do the Bilsteins bring the front up higher than the rear?

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    The mechanic that put my front levelling shocks on was amazed that the levelling shocks brought my truck up a full 2 ".I still wanted a bit of a rake to my truck and if you look at the pic you can see the back is a bit higher, one inch.I have seen the front higher on other trucks and i don't like that look.If you haul stuff in your box and just have the front levelled the nose of the truck is usually higher depending on the weight of the load and i didn't want that.

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    That is a pretty big jump for shocks. Thanks for the explanation. Makes sense and I agree. Put a little weight in the back and you're looking at the clouds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbomber View Post
    We planned on doing just that but have you ever taken a look at how beefy the springs are on the NBS trucks.I had 2 former mechanics tell me that i would be absolutley crazy to try using a ordinary spring compressor that you can purchase from your local auto store.I also had 3 different small auto repair shops refuse to touch the springs with their spring compressors.The guys that did mine actually borrowed one from the Ford dealership up the street.
    It funny you mention that about the spring compressor. I actually ruined a pair trying to replace my shocks. I ended up having to bring the coils/shocks into a shop and the guy who wound up doing them said they were some of the toughest springs he has ever had to compress...he also said he was actually nervous while working on them with the spring compressed.....is was definitely worth the $20 to have them done.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mfleetwood View Post
    It funny you mention that about the spring compressor. I actually ruined a pair trying to replace my shocks. I ended up having to bring the coils/shocks into a shop and the guy who wound up doing them said they were some of the toughest springs he has ever had to compress...he also said he was actually nervous while working on them with the spring compressed.....is was definitely worth the $20 to have them done.
    Believe me i would have had my shocks on alot sooner if i would have been able to compress those springs with an ordinary spring compressor.At least we know that our trucks front springs our tough.
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