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Tin Can TB

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Looking for anyone with experience upgrading their trucks with new coilovers. Considering swapping out my suspension with Fox 2.5" Performance Elite Series that will net a 1.5" lift in the front of my truck ('21 Trail Boss). Would also consider King or Icon shocks too. All the coilovers require new upper control arms to correct the angle of the factory upper ball joint; again any experience with any of the various brands will be much appreciated. BDS makes a 1.5" coilover kit that uses Fox shocks and seems to check all the boxes, but I would love to hear from someone before I drop $3800 on the kit just to find out the truck rides no better than stock. I will also be up-sizing the tires after the lift/level and if I do not keep the factory 18" wheels I will be going with aftermarket 17" wheels to gain as much sidewall squish as possible.

My background:
I came out of a 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor; I understand that my trail boss will never ride like a raptor, but there has to be some improvement over the stock rancho suspension right? I am not looking to blast down some offroad trail with my truck, rather just trying to smooth out the ride on the back country roads I live on that are all washboards and pot holes. I do a fail amount of offroading with my side by sides and I am mechanically inclined enough to do my own installs, maintenance, etc.

Appreciate any advice,

Travis
 

Jmzvet

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If you’re just looking to smooth out your ride over some dirt roads, just get bigger tires with more sidewall and run lower pressure. I’ve seen too many people spend $1000s on suspension mods and end up with a great looking truck that rides like crap on and off the road.
 
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