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RCD ride height measurements on 33s

Those of you also rolling on 33s and the RCD, do you have right height measurements?

I'm wanting to compare mine as I couldn't find the scrap paper I put my pre-lift ride height measurements on once I had everything installed on the truck.

Right now, if memory serves me right I'm at 38.5" up front and 40.5" in the rear. I plan to level it out shortly - letting everything settle first.
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the rear wont settle at all since you used stock springs and the RCD shackle.....nothing there to settle.....

the front will settle a bit when the coils on the coilovers get wore in......
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the rear wont settle at all since you used stock springs and the RCD shackle.....nothing there to settle.....

the front will settle a bit when the coils on the coilovers get wore in......

stock springs.....oh that's funny! 2.5 in lift Deavers! Look ma, no lift blocks!



ignore the temporary rigging of the u-bolts
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i hope you aint driving that thing with the u-bolts like that.....talk about unsafe

your leaf springs wont settle much....mine only settled about a 1/2"....
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i hope you aint driving that thing with the u-bolts like that.....talk about unsafe

your leaf springs wont settle much....mine only settled about a 1/2"....
Why do you think I have no wheeling pics. I'm waiting on new u-bolts to arrive. Current u-bolts are spaced with the metal inserts to the OEM rear spring bushings. They were cut to 1.5inches.
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my notes say 40.5" front and 40.5" rear. that is with a 1" BL, saggin front coils and only the RCD shackle in the rear.

more to come if i ever get to workin on it again....

what shackle setup did you end up with using the deavers?
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rear is just as seen in the photo (Aaron at DBR is sending me new u-bolts) plus the RCD shackle. The only issue I have with this setup is I get very slight rub on my class iii hitch mounting bracket and the bolt head from the leaf pack to shackle bolt.

Ride is SO damn much better than stock. Once I have new u-bolts and can rid myself of the trimmed bushing sleeve "spacers" I'll put the springs under load for some flexing.
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so, with jus the RCD shackle and deavers......that means if i went to deavers and ditched the block, i would gain ~1" total ride height in the back from my current setup....
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so, with jus the RCD shackle and deavers......that means if i went to deavers and ditched the block, i would gain ~1" total ride height in the back from my current setup....

If you go with the F31s, yes. I like not having axle wrap/wheel hop too.
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yeah, wheel hop is my main concern. one way or another im gettin rid of these blocks eventually. my other option is chevy leafs....

good info, but wheres the pics of the truck?
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