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Has anyone put on the ready lift level 1.75 then decided to add the strut preload spacers that comes with the 2" sst kit? Any info from anyone that has dealt with both options is appreciated.
 
I don’t think the SST kit comes with the bottom strut spacers? You may need to remove them then add the preload spacers.
 
I would check with Readylift; they engineered the kits. You’re mixing components-Probably has something to do with CV axle geometry but I’m not sure.
 
What is in the ReadyLift kit? Just the under strut spacer or does it include a top spacer as well? There's multiple ways to achieve a lift. I haven't found a good explanation of how each type effects suspension geometry and CV and ball joint angles. I know the strut preload spacer allows for more droop when off roading, so it's a more useful style lift vs just appearance. With just an under strut or top strut spacer the suspension droop will stop with the internal stop of the strut. It's possible to hit it violently and damage the strut internally with hard off roading or even pot holes like I've run across in a few states!
 
The sst comes with the top soccer and preload spacers achieving 2" and 3 " blocks in the back. The level includes the top spacer and a bottom strut spacer that goes between the shock and control arm giving you 1.75".
 
I just installed the STT 2.0 and I love it, the kit rides as good or better than stock. I only installed the front since the back of the truck is still 1/2 inch higher. If it sags over time (Only 4,000 miles on the odometer) I will add the lift blocks later. I could see how running all three spacers would not only be an issue with the CV angles but also the Upper and Lower control arms no longer working together like they are designed to do.
 
Not in response to the OP, but it seems the ready lift 1.75 and stt 2.0 are the two most popular levels, at least on this forum. My question is why are individuals choosing one vs the other? Is it the extra quarter inch up front and the additional 1inch in the rear, although it seems most are leaving the rear block out on the stt kit.
 
Not in response to the OP, but it seems the ready lift 1.75 and stt 2.0 are the two most popular levels, at least on this forum. My question is why are individuals choosing one vs the other? Is it the extra quarter inch up front and the additional 1inch in the rear, although it seems most are leaving the rear block out on the stt kit.
The extra 1/4" is what sold me, on the 2.0 instead of 1.75 I had 325/65R18 tires already and needed as much room as possible to stuff them in the wheel wells. Also I choose readylift over other brands because I like the quality of the control arms and the super beafy serviceable ball joint.
 
Not in response to the OP, but it seems the ready lift 1.75 and stt 2.0 are the two most popular levels, at least on this forum. My question is why are individuals choosing one vs the other? Is it the extra quarter inch up front and the additional 1inch in the rear, although it seems most are leaving the rear block out on the stt kit.
I'm putting the rear block in I don't want my truck completely level
 
I just installed the STT 2.0 and I love it, the kit rides as good or better than stock. I only installed the front since the back of the truck is still 1/2 inch higher. If it sags over time (Only 4,000 miles on the odometer) I will add the lift blocks later. I could see how running all three spacers would not only be an issue with the CV angles but also the Upper and Lower control arms no longer working together like they are designed to do.
How would they not be working together?
 
How would they not be working together?
With too many spacers installed the control arms would be at incorrect angles, the UCA is designed to correct this and work with the spacers included. This is why larger lift kits use a drop crossmeber to relocate the lower control arm and correct the extreme angle.
 
Has anyone put on the ready lift level 1.75 then decided to add the strut preload spacers that comes with the 2" sst kit? Any info from anyone that has dealt with both options is appreciated.
Ready lift 2.0 sst for about 3 months now… I was so very hesitant on getting it installed,. over thinking the whole cv axle angles talk … but went forward with it since it was made specifically for the trail boss and I did up grade to Bilstiens 5100’s … wow I’m so happy with the the ride and stance now …I’ve had my TB since new 2020…
 

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