Lift Kit Ride Quality Question

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by OneWheelWonder, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. OneWheelWonder

    OneWheelWonder Rockstar

    Have been doing a lot of research lately on the lifts everyone likes and dislikes and pretty much the only thing i hear from on the 5 & 7.5" lifts from RC is the ride quality is just piss poor. Which leads to my question. Regardless of the manufacture of the lift. Isn't the ride quality really dictated by the style shocks you were to run? I may be way off but well hey... that's why im asking.


  2. Burden33

    Burden33 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Not really if u got a nnbs sine u keep ur stock truts and add spacers its more of tge angles of the front end
  3. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    The ride is a combo of the shocks and the engineering of the kit. With a NBS truck I'd spend the extra money on a Rancho kit. You won't regret it. The Rancho kit is advertised as a 4" lift, but it is really a 6" lift.
  4. ajarman

    ajarman Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    My Rancho kit rides really nice and like STB said it nets closer to 6 inches. I would say the Rancho kit rides as good if not better than my level kit.
  5. Burden33

    Burden33 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    with the nnbs i went with the fabtech 6" which actually measures out to 8" how ever that works. plus your front end angles are better then if your truck is stock
  6. Blackout07

    Blackout07 Rockstar 3 Years 500 Posts

    No, not entirely. The problem with the RC 7.5" kit is that it is really the 5" version with larger strut spacers and massive rear blocks. Basically the front end agnles are maxed out with that kit. Combine that with poor shocks and rear blocks that are too big and you get a truck that rides like a wagon. My BDS kit rides as good as stock and it's one of the best 6" kits out there. If I were to do it again, I would go with either Fabtech or FTS for completely flat angles. Then I would swap the strut spacer for some Bilstein 7-9" adjustables.
  7. Burden33

    Burden33 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    which bilstein shocks are the 7-9" adjustables black out
  8. Blackout07

    Blackout07 Rockstar 3 Years 500 Posts

    Last edited: Oct 7, 2011
  9. Rockstarrchevy81

    Rockstarrchevy81 Rockstar 3 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Would those work on the RCX 7.5 inch kit? I know it says 7 inch but im just wondering because mine is 7.5 inch in the front?
  10. Burden33

    Burden33 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Its for tge cognito 7" lift will this work with my fabtech kit

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