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Hey im looking to add a 4 inch lift kit to my stock 1500 4WD.
Mainly want it for looks with occasional off roading here or there nothing crazy.
Has anyone used the RC 3.75 combo lift? Also Can I had bilstein 5100's to any lift or how does that work?

I am looking for an economy suspension lift that sits around 4" so I can keep my 33" AT's. What are some decent lifts?

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There are a number of guys that have run the RCX combo kit however I'd recommend doing a proper suspension lift before a body lift. It's just the better way to do things and will give you more frame clearance for offroading. The best bang for your buck 4" suspension kit that you'll find is Zone Offroad. They're a partner company with BDS and provide good quality lifts for an affordable price.

You can add Bilsteins to any standard suspension lift kit. You can not add them to something like a RCX combo kit for additional lift height or to a lift kit that comes with coil overs (obviously).
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There are a number of guys that have run the RCX combo kit however I'd recommend doing a proper suspension lift before a body lift. It's just the better way to do things and will give you more frame clearance for offroading. The best bang for your buck 4" suspension kit that you'll find is Zone Offroad. They're a partner company with BDS and provide good quality lifts for an affordable price.

You can add Bilsteins to any standard suspension lift kit. You can not add them to something like a RCX combo kit for additional lift height or to a lift kit that comes with coil overs (obviously).
So what kind of lift could I add Bilsteins to? To the RCX if I wasnt looking for height just for the ride quality?
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You can add them to pretty much any full suspension lift, 4" or 6".
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I have a Rancho 4 inch lift on mine with Bilstein 5100's and 305/70/17's.
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I have a Rancho 4 inch lift on mine with Bilstein 5100's and 305/70/17's.
Okay some guys have convinced me of doing a level kit or bilsteins. Do Bilsteins increase ground clearence? I would assume since it would be part of you suspension. Also does it makes sense for a level and Bilsteins????

How much level would i get from bilsteins? 2.5"?
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I have mine set at 2.1. It leveled out my truck before I put the Rancho Lift on. It gave me about 2 1/2 inches of lift. It would only give you a little bit more ground clearance but of you then put bigger tires on, the combo would get you some additional ground clearance.
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Okay some guys have convinced me of doing a level kit or bilsteins. Do Bilsteins increase ground clearence? I would assume since it would be part of you suspension. Also does it makes sense for a level and Bilsteins????

How much level would i get from bilsteins? 2.5"?
Bilsteins are used as a leveling kit. You can't stack a spacer on top of Bilsteins unless you go to a full lift kit. As stated above the Bilsteins will give you a couple more inches of ground clearance. The Guide to Leveling linked in my signature will tell you all you need to know about leveling and Bilsteins.
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Bilsteins are used as a leveling kit. You can't stack a spacer on top of Bilsteins unless you go to a full lift kit. As stated above the Bilsteins will give you a couple more inches of ground clearance. The Guide to Leveling linked in my signature will tell you all you need to know about leveling and Bilsteins.
Sweet thanks. You think I should do Bilsteins or just plain level kit?
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I preferred the Bilsteins due to their reputation and quality, plus they have the most adjustability of the leveling shocks/struts. Pro-Comps are knock offs of Bilsteins and are good quality too but they have less adjustability and the Ranchos are just a Rancho 5000 shock which are terrible. Just my 2 cents.
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