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Not taking cost into consideration what do you guys (especially those of you that have experienced either) feel is the better, easier option? I am looking to run bigger tires. Nothing too huge 285/75/16. Do the Ranchos give more flexibility or any other benefits?

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well i run them and personally like them better than spacers but thats just my take. im getting ready to sell them. im installing my titan swap finally
 

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well i run them and personally like them better than spacers but thats just my take. im getting ready to sell them. im installing my titan swap finally
how much are you asking for your quicklift? or are you still selling your bilstein shocks? and where are you located
 

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sadly you'll need a little more then a leveling kit to fully clear that tire unless your willing to cut the fenders a little bit
 

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A spacer is a spacer. I'd check out ADF suspension.
 

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A spacer is a spacer. I'd check out ADF suspension.
^x2!!! Definately check out ADF! Spacers are about half the price and are built very tough.

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^x2!!! Definately check out ADF! Spacers are about half the price and are built very tough.

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That may be true but I would rather (and do) have a solid piece of milled aluminum than welded steel.
 

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That may be true but I would rather (and do) have a solid piece of milled aluminum than welded steel.
Why? Unless your truck is made different then mine you have a lot of steel welded together.
 

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Why? Unless your truck is made different then mine you have a lot of steel welded together.
True Mike. But this is a pretty critical part to save a few bucks on and after only 2 winters my welded steel parts are pretty rusty looking and my PRG spacers look like new. The last thing any of us wants is a collapsed or broken strut spacer to be the cause of an accident due to rust damage or a failed weld. My point is we all need steel frames (which WILL eventually have holes rust through them) and other factory steel parts but we don't need a steel spacer when there are other options.
 

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sadly you'll need a little more then a leveling kit to fully clear that tire unless your willing to cut the fenders a little bit
i put the ready lift leveling kit in mine which is a 2.5 inch spacer up front and my LT 285/76 16s clear. i also have a ton of tread on my tires. i did have to remove a small plastic piece in front under the bumper tho, but it makes the truck look bigger that way. if your looking for cheap and easy, spacers are the way to go, because you dont have to unbolt the whole strut and swap the coil. just unbolt the top of the spacer and upper ball joint, bolt on the spacer, and bolt back together. but the good thing about ranchos is you get a stiffer ride, if your looking for that.
 

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I was looking at the Rancho quick lifts and I heard the term "quick death" more than once. As in the struts wear out very quickly. Also heard that some applications dont lift it as high as they have advertised.

Everyone wants to run 285's including me, but its a little more involved than running 265's. Its my understanding you have to remove and/or melt some plastic and remove mudflaps (think you had rockchips before..)

Plus your gas mileage really gets impacted. Make sure its what you want to do before doing it.
 
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