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Lift Kit Ride Quality Question

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

  1. OneWheelWonder

    OneWheelWonder New Member

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    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.


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    OWW
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  2. Burden33

    Burden33 New Member

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    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
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    silveradotrailblazer New Member

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    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.
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  4. ajarman

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    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.
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  5. Burden33

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    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
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  6. Blackout07

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    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.
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  7. Burden33

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

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  9. Rockstarrchevy81

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    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?
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  10. Burden33

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    Its for tge cognito 7" lift will this work with my fabtech kit
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  11. Blackout07

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    They are just Bilstein struts fellas, and they will work on any of our trucks. They are marketed soley for Cognito and are adjustable from 7-9". Rockstarr, they would help you out a bit set at 7" by reducing your angles.
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  12. Rockstarrchevy81

    Rockstarrchevy81 New Member

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    oh aight i know what you mean now ha. I plan on changing on my shocks soon just idk which ones to get? I have been looking at the bilsteins but is there anyother ones for around same price? I also need some help finding some that will fit my truck since it has more than a 6 inch lift. How long do you think it would take if me and a buddy was too put the shocks on one day? I really think this will help my ride out allot since the RCX shocks pretty much are the worst on the market i assume. Just let me know somethin and where they have bilsteins that will fit i would appreciate it allot!
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  13. Burden33

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    Ok now it all makes sense
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  14. Blackout07

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    Thanks for the link that made up my mind
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  16. Blackout07

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    Glad to help. :great:
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