Re: Can I build my lift adding to the Daystar kit?
i also run a daystar in my 08 WK.. had it in for about 5 months now.. I thought about ways to get more lift out of it and basically the options are this...
you SHOULD NOT use another BB lift with the daystar in, youre gonna run into problems stacking them and stability will be compromised. you will do a lot of potential front end damage.. what you can do leaving the daystar in is:
using bilstein struts up front, you will gain an additional 3/8" of lift.. along with that in the front, you can run a set of rusty's 1/4" strut spacers.. they say 1/4" but they really get you a half inch of lift... so you will be .875" additional from the daystar... since, you now will be almost an inch higher in the front...the bilsteins in the rear arent longer than stock really, so they arent gonna give you a lift.. i would suggest MLLs 643 shocks in the rear to boost the rear up(like mentioned...$100 for the pair on amazon).. from other people who use them, they will get you an inch or so in the rear.. so you will have some rake back.. in the end, you'll probably end up with about 3" of lift in the rear and 2.5" or so of lift in the front.. if you want to even it up, like omelet said... perhaps you can throw another set of 1/4" strut spacers up there to get another half inch. i dont know if i personally would want to do that though, a daystar with bilsteins and 1 set of rustys strut spacers is probably the limit for me.. just to be safe. less stacking of components. and like omelet mentioned.. dont exceed 23" hub to fender.
if you are down with spending more, just get the OME HD lift.. it wll give you 3" of total lift all around and is the safer, smarter way to get the 3"...
if you wanna switch out springs.. just get the OME springs and TAKE THE DAYSTAR SPACERS OUT.. you can run the OME springs.. with the bilsteins in the front and MLL 643s in the rear if you have those compnenets already.. if you dont, just go for the OME components (springs/struts/shocks-$700).. easiest way all around.
good luck. let us know what you decide on and your results..
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