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Help me build a better suspension setup

I just picked up this 06 mega cab with a janky 6” spacer lift. I have a full 3” Carli/Thuren set up that I plan on installing.

What is needed for the rear to match the front with a 3” level? I do not have any of the factory ubolts/blocks/hardware so I’ll have to track down any parts necessary to get this thing fixed up.

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My truck has 2” rear lift and 3.5” front.
The stock rear height doesn’t use blocks. I would go with a 1-2” rear block/spring. My truck doesn’t sit perfectly level and I don’t want it to. I prefer just a tiny bit of a rake.

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3 inch Carli/Thuren setup level
Add mini packs or better yet full leafs and they should come with ubolts, shocks that match what ever springs you have, limit straps if needed.
With minipack you remove spacer on rear axle for 2500 not sure on full springs though.
I would contact CJC, Carli/Thuren vendor for info. https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/cjc-off-road/

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Congrats on the Mega.

If you want the rear matched out with the front, I suggest minipacks in the rear. But you haven't specified what you're doing with the truck. Any way you go, I'd keep the rear mild, look at Carli or Thuren for options and balance out your percentages of ride vs haul capacity. A 3" front level is not hard to match on these trucks, your concern is getting the most out of what you do.

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The mini pack is crap, ask me how I know.
Wasted time, work, and money imo not much improvement. Full leaf pack and shocks are worth it. Also lower tire pressure makes a big difference. I have the thuren 3 inch and it sits 1/2 inch lower in front than back...

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Mini packs are a waste imop also. Like mentioned doing anything to the rear depends on what your doing with the truck and what look your wanting (raked, level or higher in the front).

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I have the same lift in front but 4" blocks in the rear on stock springs Rancho shocks and air bags. The previous owner gave me a Synergy add-a-leaf set and Bilstein remote reservoir shocks.

Is the add-a leaf similar to mini packs? I read a few places where the ride would be harsher with the add a leaf...their website says it improves the ride?

My goal would be to get a better ride as I have air bags incase of heavier loads.
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Keep the superspring if your going to be doing any towing. Youll need the shock tower rings when you replace those spacers with Thuren coils. Moog has one that has the ring built into the insulator Moog K160015
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Thuren lift will be a little cheaper than carli and you can get specific valving specs from thuren. However, dont discount the carli set, their products are absolutely top notch.

Thuren has some new springs, the extra softs and his standard softs still of course.

Will need just a pinch of lift for the rear to match a 3 inch front lift.

Definitely get some big shocks and all that good stuff. If you think it's too much, it's not enough haha

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Thuren lift will be a little cheaper than carli and you can get specific valving specs from thuren. However, dont discount the carli set, their products are absolutely top notch.

Thuren has some new springs, the extra softs and his standard softs still of course.

Will need just a pinch of lift for the rear to match a 3 inch front lift.

Definitely get some big shocks and all that good stuff. If you think it's too much, it's not enough haha

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The extra softs are not 3 inch correct ?

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The extra softs are not 3 inch correct ?

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Check the website. I'm not tremendously familiar with his product line. Especially new products..

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