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Icon5 Maybe dual shocks?

So I just thought about an easier way to level out my truck...

What if I were to run another shock in the front with the RCD setup. I was thinking about running a secondary shock behind the coil over on each side to stiffen the front end. I was thinking about making my own brackets and welding them to the frame and the LCA....

Question is, what's a good shock to help stop the front end from dropping down as much. I was thinking another Bilstein 5100 up front...What do you guys think?
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simple shocks wont change the ride height
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A second shock might help the front end from coming down... It's going to stiffen the ride too... My buddy has them on his SAS 02 Duramax. Said he noticed when he went from single per side to double per side...
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On an IFS, i don't think it'll make a difference.
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are you running the RCD coils on the coilover? or did you upgrade?
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TRE! get those darn upgraded coils!
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I'm running the RCD coils... I don't want to upgrade coils cuz compressing those coils and putting new ones in doesn't sound all that fun to me lol...
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^^It ain't that hard to do man.
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Ok... I give in!

The RCD sends these..

550lb Rating
12" long
2.5" ID


I'm thinking about these coils from hypercoil

14" long
650lb rating
2.5" ID
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I would just stick with a 12" spring and up the rate, why are you wanting a longer coil?
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To compensate for the 2in lower front than the rear... I know there was a guy on RPS that did the 14in coils and said it rides perfect and level too!

I have a buddy of mine that did the RCD and 3in body on his 04 ranger (right after I did mine) and I told him to get the 750lb coils (12in long, to replace the RCD coils) and his front end still sits lower than his back, just like mine...

If I got the 14in coils, I always have that room to adjust the coil overs back up on the threads to lower it down, or what not...
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