Is my truck lifted and help choosing new struts/shock absorbers

Discussion in 'Lift Kit Discussion' started by Melanie, Aug 13, 2020.

  1. Melanie

    Melanie New Member

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    I have a few black risers under my rear and front springs which makes me think Silvy is lifted. (See attached photos) I need to buy new rear absorbers. The current ones are the model 52088673AC and I was wondering if I should use the same size absorbers and springs or go a bit burlier as I’m on FSR often.

    also this is loose...
     

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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Sorry to say you have a very bad lift, a dreaded spacer lift
    Just installing new shocks will help maybe for a month if that before they will be toast

    Looking at your front springs they are already stacked, meaning worn plum out so you need new springs and shocks
    If you install new spring like original equipment ones you will be back where you are now in no time
    Problem is stock springs are too weak from the get go, add in a spacer lift and then the problem start
     
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    Can we not put in strong or bigger springs to accomodate the extra forces caused by the lift?
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Stronger springs are OME
    like 927 front and 948 rear, give you 2.5 inches of lift over new stock height
    They give you lift without the spacers and will greatly improve ride when combined with either Bilstein or OME shocks
    If you continue to use the spacers you'll just be throwing money away on new springs and shocks
    stock front springs are rated at 310 lb, they should of used 345-350 from the factory at least
    OMe 927s are rated at 400 lb giving lift plus a great ride and handling
     
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    It appears you have put a jacksjack under the inner CV in one of those pictures. Not a good idea. What Tom said is truth, and you'll be glad you did it right.
     
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    Was trying to ignore that jackstand, very bad idea for sure
     
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    One more thing to do
    park on level surface
    measure left front from middle of the wheel to bottom of the flare
    see what you come up with
    Thank you

    on the video, either outer or inner tie road ends are gone ( worn out )
    looks more like inner or the rack needs replaced
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Silence ,........................................................................ birds chirping, frogs doing there thing, nothing else
     
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    Got around to take some measurements and further investigate the upper tie rods. After looking closer at the tierod ends I realize the issue lies within the rack and pinion. I’ve posted some video of what it looks like. A lot of “play” but not sure if it is repairable or if I have to replace the whole rack. I’ve uploaded the video and the measurements. Not sure what to do exactly with the suspension as I would love to drop $1k in new suspension but this thing has more issues and leaning more towards a cheaper option. Maybe just get new shock absorbers and leave the old springs. 5C55CE92-FDF0-46DA-8258-8252A2749088.jpeg 8A1AAAF0-570D-41CF-8F0C-150C5EC34AD1.jpeg 49B566FD-055F-4DD9-AE64-A3869D1EFD02.jpeg E7E132D4-E672-40DC-9CCF-3C84354B1F56.jpeg 3E4EC634-D587-4DC3-BB86-476584058591.jpeg
     
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    Would never just replace the shocks only
    old springs would just wear them out sooner due to bouncing more when hitting pothole, bumps etc
    Plus you have to compress the fronts to install new shocks

    and there is that 1000 dollars that everyone always comes up with ! LOL

    Do the front first, rack if it needs replaced
    then OME 927 springs and Bilstein front shocks
    OME 927 front springs 175-180 for two
    Bilstein front shocks 90 each so 360 for the front
     
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    Hi Tom and Duderz7,

    I wanted say thank you so much for taking the time to look at my post and reply.


    I am sorry my responses to your questions took some time - I am new to this stuff and it took me a while to process your questions and work things out.

    I really appreciate your time and interest. Thanks again, you guys are awesome.

    Mel
     
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    Anytime at all
     
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    Happy to be of assistance, I know I got a lot of help from the folks here too. Some good folks on this site