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After reading good reviews on the ICE forums, I decided to try this kit to get more control over the floaty, bouncy front ride. It works great, still a good ride, but flatter, and without the float. Seems to match the motions of the rear suspension pretty well now.

Height increase was not as much as the settings show for the gas trucks, but still raised the front 1-1.5" using the 2" setting - 5th groove out of 6 available. I'd suggest the 6th groove for those wanting closer to a 2" level. No issues with adaptive cruise so far.

The new springs actually have smaller wire diameter (.730"), which should be a lighter spring rate, but it does not feel that way at all.

A few vendors have these, be sure to check stock as they come in and out. Around $800 or so, a couple of hundred less than the fox coilover setup.
Bilstein B8 6112 Suspension Kit 47-323841
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Still have 1-1.5" of rake
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Tested with the empty horse trailer, still small rake left.
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Lightning is a lot heavier than ICE truck. This lighter spring may not be strong enough.
 

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Thanks for your review. If your springs are .730, they're the same diameter as stock and should have the same spring rate (assuming the same number of coils):

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Lightning springs appear to be a touch longer (2/3 - 3/4 inch) than ICE springs:

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My guess is that Bilstein specs a 12" spring (since these were originally developed for the ICE truck), which would explain the discrepancy in not getting the same 2" lift as an equivalent ICE truck when using the same spring perch setting.
 
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Good to see the ICE spring charts also. Actually the spring on my truck, (Lariat ER) was .75 wire diameter, about 16".5" free length. Seems like its the same springs as platinums because of the big battery and many of the same options like the moonroof.

I was worried about the bilsteins being softer rates, but the real world driving experience they feel similar, to stiffer. probably due to the greater preload to get the lift, and stiffer compression damping. Overall I'm really pleased, and it was good to try it out before changing wheels or tires.
 

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Looks good with a bit of rake! Full leveling looks goofy IMO with too much gap in the front.
 

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This is the perfect stance in my opinion. What size tires are you going to put on? I plan to upsize 1" from the stock Pro/XLT tires, this looks like the perfect kit for that.

 

 
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