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Ok i know you all know what the best stuff is for the best price.

Basically i got 120,000 miles on my titan. and i use it alot. I go to my hunt camp (tons of sugar sand) and bumps.. and drive alot.. i use my titan for work also. So my shocks are like gone and cant even hold weight so i need to change them.. But i figure while im doing that i might as well upgrade and do a maybe 1-1.5 inch lift. I also want to level out the front end.

I have been looking at these.

http://www.gorancho.com/shock_lookup...odels&x=31&y=9

If i go with these what rear struts do i need? I really want fronts that come with the springs on it already cause i do not want the stock springs.

Is there anything better and cheaper? What do yall recommend.. Im looking to order tomorrow and install next week..

Thanks ahead. Cr0ck1!
 

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First off, I am no suspension guru.

Many guys on here swear by Greg and his knowledge. Get ahold of him, tell him what you want and he will give you a straight answer. PRG Products
 

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I have only done the leveling kit from him, but many on here have been very happy with his suggestions.
 

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Are you 2wd or 4wd? If you're 2wd a lot of guys get some extra lift just from adding the 4x4 springs. And a popular option with that is to also run a bilstein 5100's for your struts. This will give you the lift you need to level it out and give you a much better ride. But im not the expert on that setup. If you do a search on it you'll find a bunch of info. If you're 4x4 then a mini lift from prgproducts would be a good option and while your replacing everything you can still pick up some new springs and bilstein 5100's or HD's.
 

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ROCKAUTO.COM( a site supporting sponsor) you can get the Rancho Quick lift loaded with a spring for like 190 a side. I think they also have a discount for TT members. Give them a look as well. I like Greg at prg too but there are other companies that deserve a look as well. Those shocks also give you 2.25" lift on certain models. It is loaded with a RS9000xl shock and you can get the matching rear RS9000xl from them as well.
 

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went to a shop today and they were gonna charge me $1,022.00 to install a leveling kit and bilsteins all the way around, and an allignment.. SO this seems like too much right? I might just order the stuff and do it myself!

Im told the ranchero shocks suck and are horrible and they also have suck bad reviews.
 

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went to a shop today and they were gonna charge me $1,022.00 to install a leveling kit and bilsteins all the way around, and an allignment.. SO this seems like too much right? I might just order the stuff and do it myself!

Im told the ranchero shocks suck and are horrible and they also have suck bad reviews.
Installing a leveling kit and bilsteins all around would take a day max if you are doing it the first time. Super easy if you know how to turn a wrench. There's a ton of quality Writeups as well if you get stuck.
 

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went to a shop today and they were gonna charge me $1,022.00 to install a leveling kit and bilsteins all the way around, and an allignment.. SO this seems like too much right? I might just order the stuff and do it myself!

Im told the ranchero shocks suck and are horrible and they also have suck bad reviews.
Yes to much. Do it yourself. The only thing you might need the shop for is for a spring compressor, if you get the bilsteins and 08 coils.

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just installed a daystar 2" leveling kit on my 4wd and LOVE it. However, my truck has 97,000 hard miles and was a b**** on each part, because everything was rusted. My advice is to find a good shock (everyone here loves the bilsteins) and find a decent milled or poly leveling kit and have SOMEONE else do the install. Your knuckles/body/sanity will thank you. leveling kit is the way to go. You don't realize how much of a rake these trucks have until they are level lol. Good luck.
 

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Yea I'm buying the billsteins and a leveling kit. And doing it myself. I'm pretty good turning a wrench.

My only delima is what leveling kit and a good price.
 

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Yea I'm buying the billsteins and a leveling kit. And doing it myself. I'm pretty good turning a wrench.

My only delima is what leveling kit and a good price.
PRG is the way to go. Being a 4x4 the tallest you want to get without UCAs is 2" or you will have coil bucket contact.

How much do you want to spend on a leveling kit?

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PRG is the way to go. Being a 4x4 the tallest you want to get without UCAs is 2" or you will have coil bucket contact.

How much do you want to spend on a leveling kit?

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well im getting the bilsteins definitly.. and the leveling kit.. well its just darn spacer.. i want 2 inch and want to spend as little as possible.

just cant see spending 1000 on the prg kit when the bilsteins and leveling kit to my door will be about 450 -500 bucks..
 

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well im getting the bilsteins definitly.. and the leveling kit.. well its just darn spacer.. i want 2 inch and want to spend as little as possible.
There are a few used leveling kits on this sure for sale. Used ones are fine, theory are just spacers. Good luck. Are the bilsteins cheaper than the rancho lift you were looking at? Are you gonna get new coils too?

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Prgs mini lifts are like $260 brand new.

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There are a few used leveling kits on this sure for sale. Used ones are fine, theory are just spacers. Good luck. Are the bilsteins cheaper than the rancho lift you were looking at? Are you gonna get new coils too?

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the rancheros are 190 per side and then like 150 for the total rear.. But they look nice and come with springs but the reviews on them are horrible.. Well im told that i can just put the bilsteins on and keep the springs i got but need the 2 inch leveling kit so i can have the bilsteins on zero setting and get the best ride.
 

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Since you are looking for the least expensive, but don't want garbage like Rancho, the 5100's with your '04 4x4 coils will give you 1.5" on the middle setting, and if you add a PRG 1.5" leveling kit you would have a solid 3" front lift and no coil bucket contact. For the rear just get the 5100s or the Icons and no blocks, and you'll be completely level, if you have the big tow overload leaf. For no big tow, you might need to drop the 5100's to the lower 1/2" setting, and you'll be at 2" front lift, and a 1/2" of rake.

Btw, either run a weld on the rear shackles. upgrade to the '08+, or get the PRG adjustable, set at 0" drop, or you might have the spot welds on your '04 shackles unroll, allowing the leaf pack to shoot through the bed. There are threads on here about this happening, even to daily drivers.
 

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looks like i gotta guy some 08 shackels.. ill check under my truck to see if they are starting to mess up.. hope not.
 
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