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Proposed Suspension Lift

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Hey guys. I'm trying to put together a shopping list of items that I'll need to lift my truck a bit. I'm not going to be doing any serious offroading at this time, as this is my daily driver. However, I'd like to lift it enough to give it a more aggressive look and stance.

So, after reading through some of the posts here, and listening to several opinions, I've put together the following list. Please let me know your thoughts on the following items.

Xterra Front Lift Coils

Daystar 2" SL (Do I still need to install the spacers if I install the AC coils?)

Timbren Front and Rear Kits

Will the front and rear be balanced out with this combination of parts?
Will I be able to fit a 295/75R16 or 305/70R16 with this lift? (obviously on aftermarket rims) I'd go with BFG AT's.
Can I still use the stock Bilsteins that came on the truck, or will I need to change those out?

And, of course, I'm looking to get the Shrockworks front bumper and sliders at some point, as well. So, the truck will really look BA. :)
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I installed the AC coils by hand. I have quite a bit of experience with compressing coils and the AC coils are quite stiff, but not totally undoable by hand. What you will run into is that the stock used is too thick to close the locking pins on most hand compressors. Also, once on the shock, the coils are so close together that you have a hard time getting the compressors off. Once I figured out the trick to it, I could do it in a matter of a minute or two, but it took me a good 20 minutes to get the first one off.

Just remember, compressing springs can be dangerous. Use caution and common sense.
Correct, similar height, but the width also causes rubbing. With the 285/75r16 it's the outside of the tire that rubs during turn. If the tire was wider it would rub worse.
Looks great!

The front will be stiff (though mine was never "bouncy").

How long did it take you guys? Run into any snags?
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