1. I noticed no difference in ride quality installing a spacer lift. As long as it's not a substantial lift and installs above the coilover (i.e. not inside against the spring which adjusts preload), you should hardly notice a difference if at all.Hello guys, I'm a newbie when it comes to tire and suspension stuff. Instead of creating a whole new thread (since I can't really find some of my answers with the search function) so I'll dump my idiocy here. (Tire questions are at the end)
I don't do crazy off roading but I spend a serious amount of time on forest service roads from good condition to bad (but not outright jeep trail terrible).
1. I'm going to level my Colorado 2 inches up front (spacers). Everywhere I read in reviews it's split down the middle some people say the spacers "Improve ride quality" while others say it takes a little hit in ride quality but not much. So which is it? I really like how smooth the suspension is at the moment and don't want to ruin it too badly.
2. If it does have a significant hit to ride quality is there a front level / suspension swap that levels it without spacers and improves suspension travel? I don't want a lift I just want a level at stock height.
3. How important is getting the offset right for rims? The OEM site says collie offset is 33 on random google tire rim shopping (i have no idea where the best online store is) all the rims that are 33 offset don't look too good IMO. How imperative is it to have the correct offset?
My idea is 2inch front level and putting on 265/70/R17 (basically 1 inch taller than the stock for my WT) just to gain an tiny itty bitty bit of clearance but not affect stock ride too much.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
2. If you don't want to do a spacer lift, your can install something like fox 2.0 coilovers up front.
3. All wheel and tire specs work together. Most people go to a more aggressive offset in aftermarket wheels to give the truck a better "stance". You should be fine to go anywhere from 0-33 on the offset and be fine with a 265/70/17. If you do go with a 0 offset, you mayyyy have to do some very minor trimming in the wheel well.