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tfranzone 06-22-2012 02:42 PM

Daystar lift rear height
 
Anyone else think the Daystar lift sags a little in the rear?... i feel like its not as common with the RC lift.. it could just be me but I was wondering if anyone else thought so as well...

Maybe adding either Billstein shocks and struts or Monroe LL's will lift that rear up a little more.. sorry I dont have a picture to show you right now, but anyone else think this of the daystar lift or think either of those 2 add ons with help in boosting it up a bit?..esp. in rear. Thanks

paroxysym 06-27-2012 07:52 AM

Re: Daystar lift rear height
 
i think it maintains the factory rake, rather than level it out. i currently have the daystar BB and bilstein hds installed and it still has a rake to it.

mTBrunner83 06-27-2012 08:04 AM

Re: Daystar lift rear height
 
Well they are poly spacers unlike the RC lift. How long have you had the lift? I have heard good things about the monroe load levelers. A lot of people like to get the Load Levelers for the F-150 to add an additional boost.

tfranzone 06-27-2012 01:01 PM

Re: Daystar lift rear height
 
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Originally Posted by mTBrunner83 (Post 648716)
Well they are poly spacers unlike the RC lift. How long have you had the lift? I have heard good things about the monroe load levelers. A lot of people like to get the Load Levelers for the F-150 to add an additional boost.

For now, I'm all good. I should've clarified in OP.. I was thinking more in the future.. but i guess that kind of ineveitable bc of the poly spacers as opposed to RC's metal spacers... I'm fine for now.. only have had the lift for a week now.. which is awesome btw.. i'm going to add some bilstein shocks and struts down the line.. will the WK bilsteins add my height a little more? .. i hear 3/8"..which is basically nothing.

I honestly cant tell if it kept the factory rake or leveled out a bit with the Daystar lift. I'll have to inspect it a little more.. I'd like a more level stance though, how do you think i'll be sitting with the Daystar 2" i have on now and adding the Bilsteins all around?

tfranzone 06-27-2012 01:04 PM

Re: Daystar lift rear height
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by paroxysym (Post 648711)
i think it maintains the factory rake, rather than level it out. i currently have the daystar BB and bilstein hds installed and it still has a rake to it.

I have the Daystar in obviously and look to add some Bilsteins all around like your ride.. have any pics?
How do you like it?
What are the biggest differences you notice in ride with Bilsteins over stock? and did you notice that 3/8" lift at all.. i wouldn't mind the extra tiny boost.. seems like nothing though.
Thanks

mTBrunner83 06-27-2012 01:14 PM

Re: Daystar lift rear height
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tfranzone (Post 648842)
For now, I'm all good. I should've clarified in OP.. I was thinking more in the future.. but i guess that kind of ineveitable bc of the poly spacers as opposed to RC's metal spacers... I'm fine for now.. only have had the lift for a week now.. which is awesome btw.. i'm going to add some bilstein shocks and struts down the line.. will the WK bilsteins add my height a little more? .. i hear 3/8"..which is basically nothing.

I honestly cant tell if it kept the factory rake or leveled out a bit with the Daystar lift. I'll have to inspect it a little more.. I'd like a more level stance though, how do you think i'll be sitting with the Daystar 2" i have on now and adding the Bilsteins all around?

It will be the same just 3/8" more height all around but the ride will be noticably more responsive and slightly stiffer/sportier. Are the daystar rear spacers the same height in the rear as the spacers in the front? If you want to level out you would have to get about a .25-.50 inches in the front if the spacers are of the same height.

mTBrunner83 06-27-2012 01:17 PM

Re: Daystar lift rear height
 
It is unusual that you have sag while others have the rake with the same lift. The loadlevelers may be a good choice for you. I hear they match well with the Bilstein HD struts.

tfranzone 06-27-2012 05:27 PM

Re: Daystar lift rear height
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mTBrunner83 (Post 648852)
It is unusual that you have sag while others have the rake with the same lift. The loadlevelers may be a good choice for you. I hear they match well with the Bilstein HD struts.

i dont have any current sag.. like i said in my previous post, It was a mistake by me in the original post.. im not sagging at all currently.. i was just wondering if anyone experienced any over time with the daystar lift since they are poly spacers.. wasnt sure if that was negatively affeceted over time.. I've heard some people complain and others not... it was completely my bad.. i worded it wrong in the beginning...

But in terms of the whole rake or level talk... i'd like it to be more level.. this is what was installed with the daystar kit....
http://www.daystarweb.com/images/products/kj09132bk.jpg

Also from daystar site..
"Daystar Lift Kits combine the same proven technology found in our Leveling Kits but with the addition of rear lift."
Daystar Lift Kits provide both front and rear lift in the 2" to 3" range. Front lift is generally the same as with our leveling kits, while rear lift comes in the form of rear coil spring spacers, longer shackles, add-a-leafs, or a block and U-bolt kit.

not sure if that helps you out with your question at all...

mTBrunner83 06-27-2012 05:39 PM

Re: Daystar lift rear height
 
My apologies. I understand now. I don't think it will be an issue in the rear as much it would be up front. But I would think the more agressive you are off road the more likely those spacers are going to compress. When I see a lot of people talk about eventual sag they are always quick to point out it is the spacers. It could be an issue with their shocks especially if they keep it factory. As your suspension has been increased by another 2 inches those shocks will have to work harder. Even with bilsteins it could be an eventual issue as you only extend your shocks by 3/8's and your coils go up 2 inches.

As far as making it more level you could look at rusty's strut plate spacers .25 inches (though admittedly I don't know how this would work out with the daystar kit). Or Bilstein HD struts in the front. 3/8's will be a noticable difference

paroxysym 06-28-2012 10:12 AM

Re: Daystar lift rear height
 
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Originally Posted by tfranzone (Post 648843)
I have the Daystar in obviously and look to add some Bilsteins all around like your ride.. have any pics?
How do you like it?
What are the biggest differences you notice in ride with Bilsteins over stock? and did you notice that 3/8" lift at all.. i wouldn't mind the extra tiny boost.. seems like nothing though.
Thanks

i like it, its a nice lift for a beginner- im debating to go OME or revamp my BB and run 33s. decisions decisions. the bilsteins provide a firmer ride, and a more controlled feel. i think the stock shocks are too floaty and soft for the WK.

mTBrunner83 06-28-2012 12:30 PM

Re: Daystar lift rear height
 
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Originally Posted by paroxysym (Post 649217)
i like it, its a nice lift for a beginner- im debating to go OME or revamp my BB and run 33s. decisions decisions. the bilsteins provide a firmer ride, and a more controlled feel. i think the stock shocks are too floaty and soft for the WK.

What do you mean by revamp? I am just curious as I would like to give my BB a little more too.

tfranzone 06-28-2012 02:14 PM

Re: Daystar lift rear height
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by paroxysym (Post 649217)
i like it, its a nice lift for a beginner- im debating to go OME or revamp my BB and run 33s. decisions decisions. the bilsteins provide a firmer ride, and a more controlled feel. i think the stock shocks are too floaty and soft for the WK.

Thanks for the response and images.. BTW,the plasti-dip(im assuming) on your wheels and emblems look awesome with your WKs paint! I'm going to do mine, but my WK is black and I havent decided how much silver I want to keep on my wheels, I rather not go all blacked out with it.
The bilsteins will probably go on around October when my funds are better.. (a 1 yr gift for the WK, you can say) as I'm already getting some odd rattles/knocks underneath from what I think may be the factory shocks being extended from the lift.


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Originally Posted by mTBrunner83 (Post 649246)
What do you mean by revamp? I am just curious as I would like to give my BB a little more too.

I'm curious too! I'd like to give my BB a little extra "umph" as well (down the line)
Do tell us about this BB revamp you speak of, paroxysym :D


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