Adding Upper Control Arms and Differential Drop Spacers to a 2011+ 2500-3500

Discussion in 'Lifted Suspension & Offroad' started by GeorgiaMilkCow14, Apr 2, 2017.

Sponsored By: Tim's Suspension Online
  1. GeorgiaMilkCow14

    GeorgiaMilkCow14 New Member

    Posts:
    26
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2017
    The one delron spacer that split didn't get any more dugga dugga's than the other 3. Just weak I guess. Even when installing the plastic spacers I was wishing they were steel or billet. I was happy with it splitting as I wanted steel spacers.

    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
     
  2. GeorgiaMilkCow14

    GeorgiaMilkCow14 New Member

    Posts:
    26
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2017
    Came home to a nice surprise. My awesome wife got with my buddy who runs a diesel performance shop and ordered new shocks.

    Check them out Swag Performance and 4x4 in Hendersonville TN. [​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
     
    mb1500 likes this.
  3. GeorgiaMilkCow14

    GeorgiaMilkCow14 New Member

    Posts:
    26
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2017
    [​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
     
    Roscoe968 likes this.
  4. gunrunner

    gunrunner Hotel Z71

    Posts:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2011
    Location:
    MD
    Thanks for starting this thread, I have a leveling kit and was reeling over wearing shit out like I did on my 1/2 ton. I was thinking of the same setup and you just confirmed my thoughts!

    Also, Bilsteins that much better than stock?
     
  5. Phildirt

    Phildirt n. fil-dert.

    Posts:
    1,594
    Likes Received:
    921
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2016
    Location:
    Jacksonvile Flarda
    NNBS should be able to handle 2.25 level just fine.
     
  6. GeorgiaMilkCow14

    GeorgiaMilkCow14 New Member

    Posts:
    26
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2017
    The bilstiens are stiffer for sure. My OEM shocks still had life in them. I was sure they rear where gonna be dead but they were good. Lol I used to do lots of heavy towing with this truck.

    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
     
  7. gunrunner

    gunrunner Hotel Z71

    Posts:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2011
    Location:
    MD
    My 07 1/2 ton wore out 2 left front axles, 1 CV joint on left, 3 CV boots and ball joints. Angles didn't look too bad but I think the trail grapplers in 295/55-20 wore things down, heavy ass tires... Doing my 2500 like the OP this time to avoid the carnage.
     
  8. mb1500

    mb1500 GMFS Member

    Posts:
    250
    Likes Received:
    43
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2016
    What?
     
  9. gunrunner

    gunrunner Hotel Z71

    Posts:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2011
    Location:
    MD
    Yup you read that right. I drove it like a grandma most of the time too. Had to be something else going on Im sure.
     
  10. Phildirt

    Phildirt n. fil-dert.

    Posts:
    1,594
    Likes Received:
    921
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2016
    Location:
    Jacksonvile Flarda
    That's not normal.
     
  11. kids-at-711

    kids-at-711 Sexually identifies as a shopping cart.

    Posts:
    2,869
    Likes Received:
    889
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2012
    Location:
    Where Bath Salts flow freely
    Wonder what your opinion of "not too bad" is.
     
  12. gunrunner

    gunrunner Hotel Z71

    Posts:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2011
    Location:
    MD
    Verified by a mechanic and just looking at them. Meaning he said the difference in angle wasn't that noticeable and at an acceptable degree. As I said earlier, I blame the heavy rims/tires.
     
  13. Phildirt

    Phildirt n. fil-dert.

    Posts:
    1,594
    Likes Received:
    921
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2016
    Location:
    Jacksonvile Flarda
    If that's true then why are you worried about a 1" diff drop.
     
  14. gunrunner

    gunrunner Hotel Z71

    Posts:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2011
    Location:
    MD
    because im ocd and want some peace of mind lol
     

Share This Page