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Narrowing Down my Thuren Choice....

Hey guys - Thuren has been super helpful by email and I've scrolled through 90% of the leveling pictures thread - a lot of different wheel/tire setups too -

So in talking with Thuren support, he said for me with a daily driver he'd recommend the 2" leveling coils, Overlands, and a track bar - If I wanted to do the rear, he said the full Overland system with the 1" rear lift coils will be a great overall ride (he said I could do the 2.75" front coils but I noted that I like a bit of visual rake so I am unsure if I will be unhappy with the final look, and will probably stay with the 2" front coils)

I'm on factory 20" wheels and 285/60/20 tires now - someday I will go up to 35's likely, but for the time being I will be on stock wheels/tires -

I find very few reviews of the guys who did the 1" lift coils in the rear with the new brackets/etc - most people I'm seeing have done leveling kits in the front only and maybe new shocks at all 4 corners.

I also have seen only 1 member who did Thuren's 1" lift coils -

Kings, or going "balls to the wall" is out of the budget for the time being -
Current measurements from center of hub to wheel arch
Front 25 1/4
Rear 27 1/2
Measurements level ground to wheel arch
Front 40 1/2
Rear 43 3/4

One of the members in my searching who did the Thuren 1" FRONT coils noted he got a net 1.5" of lift - which doesnt sound too bad at all and would still give a visual bit of rake.

What I'm having trouble finding is whether the Thuren 1" REAR coils give an actual lift - the only person I can find who installed them, got about 1/4" max if his measurements were right - which if true, would definitely have me choosing 2" front coils as opposed to 2.75" regardless, the 2.75" alone up front give it too much nose high look for me.

I'm just curious if the 1" coils and leaving the rear stock, would maybe be a good happy medium.

For me its basically trying to choose a good OEM+ option to bring the front up a little bit, maintain some visual rake. I have the Bilstein yellows at all 4 corners now from the factory, but would swap them to Fox IFPs (if keeping stock rear coils) or the Thuren Overland shocks at all 4 corners (if I did the 1" life coils)

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I did Thuren 2.75 front, and 1 inch in the back. Front gave me 2.75 of lift and the rear was 1.25 of lift.
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I did a Carli 2.5 in front and left the rear stock to this point. It looks level and looks great and rides awesome. Everything I read is guys had at least the appearance of sitting nose high with the 2.75 if they didn't add the rear springs. From what you are saying, the 2" would probably be perfect without having to put the rear springs on.

Great looking truck Smokebyyou!!
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I did a Carli 2.5 in front and left the rear stock to this point. It looks level and looks great and rides awesome. Everything I read is guys had at least the appearance of sitting nose high with the 2.75 if they didn't add the rear springs. From what you are saying, the 2" would probably be perfect without having to put the rear springs on.

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Thanks man!! Yours looks great as well.

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I had only planned on 2 inch front springs at first, but one thing led to another after I decided to get the King 2.5 shocks. Shocks may have added some height too, with the large diameter shaft and the high pressure, there was no way I could push them in to install them. And it still fits in my garage, with a 7 foot opening.

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I installed the 1" Front coils and got 1" at 40 1/2 to 41 1/2. 1" Rear coils gave me 1/2" Lift for a 2" rake. 2.5 King shocks

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You canít go wrong with the Thuren springs. Follow their guidance. If you want some rake go with what they recommended.

Enjoy the better ride.
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Narrowing Down my Thuren Choice....

So I went with Thuren 2.75 coils in the front and also noticed it sat higher than the rear.





Happen to win a Rough Country gift card so I ordered there leveling kit just to get the rear spacer. After installing it, rear shocks, Thuren Track bar and new wheel and tires its perfect for me

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I did both front 2.75" and 1" rear thuren springs from ground to fender the front is 45" rear 46" on 37's.

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Yeah, I just measured mine. 44.75 inch in the front, 45.75 inch in the rear. On 37 inch toyo mt tires.

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Thanks so much guys! These pics are all super helpful

Thuren recommended I start with Overlands based on my truck use and budget - if I was doing just front lift coils they were going to give me the Fox IFP number for stock height rear

The Kings are gorgeous and worth every penny I’m sure - but since I’ll be springing for the track bar and probably steering damper it may be out of the budget.

I’ve decided based on another member I pm’ed who has the perfect stance to me, is to do either the 2” front and 1” rear, or just the 1” front lift and leave the rear alone.

Similar to the member above who did the 2.75 1” full setup and added a spacer on the rear to rake it a bit more, I feel similar.

Yes they look gorgeous but y’all also are running some bigger tires too - I’ll be on stock 285/60’s for a while - going up to 295/65 or 35” tire max, but I’ll put some miles on stock before I change them.

What shocks are y’all running if not the Kings? I assume if Thuren sells the Fox IFP and Overlands that they are not a bad product for our trucks - they told me they think they ride nicer than Bilsteins - I have the yellow 4600 series on my truck now.

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Fox 2.0 shocks for me. no complaints

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