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I have a 2009 titan 4x4 cc and want to level it 1.5 inches and improve the ride. what would be the best way to do this? I am thinking about the Fox coil overs but I just wanted to make sure there aren't other options.
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Only way to get exactly 1.5" is to use a strut spacer ($50) or a set of coilovers ($1200-1800). I would recommend a solid billet aluminum spacer if money is a concern, if not go for the Coilovers like Icons or Kings
 

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Only way to get exactly 1.5" is to use a strut spacer ($50) or a set of coilovers ($1200-1800). I would recommend a solid billet aluminum spacer if money is a concern, if not go for the Coilovers like Icons or Kings
Are the FOX 2.0s not recommended?
 

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My understanding is the 2.0's are made more for a Frontier, and aren't that great. I had though of them at one point, but after speaking to another forum vendor, who's opinion I respect, I decided against them.
 

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You could lower the rear end a bit so you don't need to raise the front as much. The higher you raise the front the rougher the the ride is likely to be. I used adjustable SAW coilovers to come close to leveling mine and I don't think the ride is all that bad.
 

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Lots of guys enjoy the 2.0's for street usage. IMO you should go with a 2.5" coilover from ICON,KING,SwayAway,Fox. Icon or King will be the most affordable through our vendors on here though.

Or just get the Bilstein 5100's, set them in the middle setting for 1" of lift and be done with it. thats like a 200$ investment.
 

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I couldn't argue 2.5 versus 2.0 - no clue on that. I can tell you that ride quality on the street is almost identical between my SAW shocks and a set of Bilsteins I have. Both are far better than the OEM Rancho shocks. Had I known that the Bilsteins were so similar to SAW I never would have bought the SAW shocks. They are expensive and need to be rebuilt every few years (more big expense). My SAW coilovers have not been rebuilt and I'm not sure they need to be. So I have mixed experience with SAW (which are now sold by aFe Power).
 

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I couldn't argue 2.5 versus 2.0 - no clue on that. I can tell you that ride quality on the street is almost identical between my SAW shocks and a set of Bilsteins I have. Both are far better than the OEM Rancho shocks. Had I known that the Bilsteins were so similar to SAW I never would have bought the SAW shocks. They are expensive and need to be rebuilt every few years (more big expense). My SAW coilovers have not been rebuilt and I'm not sure they need to be. So I have mixed experience with SAW (which are now sold by aFe Power).
i agree 100%. Blisteins are valved so great for on street ride, and are a bit better off road then stock but nothing like real coilovers.

I loved my saws offroad, they had tons of travel and soaked up everything my stock truck could handle. But they definitely had some poor finish/build quality issues. AFE jacked up the price on SAWS too, even though its the exact same product lol.
 

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The last rebuild on my SAW shocks was by a local SAW dealer and he was very thorough. He analyzed the wear pattern on the shock shaft and thought that the shock mounting brackets on the Titan were out of alignment. Still, a $400 rebuild is more expense than a set of new Bilsteins.
 

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yea thats a lot. I believe SAWS have the worst coating/anti rust you can get on shocks. not ideal for colorado lol. Mine were wrecked in chicago after a winter.
 

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I had some Clear Bra scraps that I wrapped around my SAW shock bodies. That helped keep them from going nasty.
 

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Not to thread jack the OP's thread, I've been curious about improving ride quality and maybe even traction (mainly on the rear tires, coming from an AWD sedan, the Titan seems to break loose with the littlest bit of throttle). I have a 2013 SL with the OEM 20's.

1. Does the SL with 20's have anything different about the suspension vs the other models? One reason I ask is because this new to me Titan already seems like it may be more level than the Titans with 18's?? Might my imagination or perhaps the previous owner did something aftermarket.

2. When not changing ride height, would the Blisteins 5100's be an ideal and less expensive option to improve ride quality? Or do they tighten up the suspension/make it more harsh? Are there other better options?

Thanks a ton guys!
 

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I think I've seen one person post that they're running these. Seems like a great product though. Greg makes some awesome stuff.
 
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