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so uca's go cognito and get their keys and shock extenders. Fox will have the best ride bit are quite expensive. Bilstein would be next.

just bought cognito kit for my 16 Denali

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If I go fox all around with the cogito UCA, what key should I go with or does it really matter? I want to add a one inch spacer in the rear to bring it up a tad but I run timbres in the rear which sit about 2 inches off my axle when empty and I do not want that to increase. Anyone do this with timbrens>?
 

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the key does not matter, in a sense. they are all designed and function the same. As for ride, of you go the route we are talking. you will retain factory angles and ride.

if you want a better ride go drop 3k on a coil over kit, and you'll get a little more height and way better ride

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Yeah I hear you man lol I wish I could drop money like that on coilers, when I spend that kind of money it will be for the delete that everyone said they would stop selling
 

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You will want a kit with new keys, UCA's and a front diff lowering kit.

I had the Zone 3" kit, it came with Fox shocks, zone UCA's, front diff lowering and and 2" rear blocks. I had it set for 2" in the front and it rode great!

It wasn't high enough for me and if you try to crank more than 2" on any leveling kit it starts to ride bad, I ended up pulling it and installing a BDS 4.5 lift with Fox shocks. My lift set at 4" doesn't ride anywhere near as comfortable as the level did.

But I like the look of the lift and already sold the zone level so it's here to stay. If you don't use a front dff lowering kit your CV angles will be bad and wear out a lot quicker.

Here is a pic of mine when it was stock, leveled (2" front and rear" and now with the lift (4" front 2" rear).
 

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Wow very interesting the level with keys rides better than the 4.5 bds lift. Thanks for the input I am going to go the way you did initially with the keys and UCA's-drop kit. How do y'all feel about the fox 2.0's is that pretty much the best shock for the money? I priced the shocks out and the full set of fox 2.0 vs billstien 5100's is only like 200 more or so....
 

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drop shackles and leave the front alone, don't mess up a good design, unless you plan on doing the truck a favor with an actual lift.

welcome to the torsion bar life :rofl
 

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Hey yeah good idea, maybe I could just sell the truck and get a 68 impala lowrider (spick mobile), lol drop shackles....
 

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I mean if your into hydraulics go for it :rofl

I prefer air myself, but I am also from the Caucasian group of taxpayers :)


Drop shackles with some nice brackets for the rear bag kit would be nice out back, I was leveled once, didn't know much at all, learned alot, and ended up lifting the truck. Then of course changed the game with 37x13.5 stock height with shackles, but that's a story for another time :neener
 

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I want to run 295/65/20 also or just a 35/12.5 so I want to go up not down. I get the reason to use a drop shackle just not for me.
 

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Wow very interesting the level with keys rides better than the 4.5 bds lift. Thanks for the input I am going to go the way you did initially with the keys and UCA's-drop kit. How do y'all feel about the fox 2.0's is that pretty much the best shock for the money? I priced the shocks out and the full set of fox 2.0 vs billstien 5100's is only like 200 more or so....
The Zone kit I had came with Fox adventure series shocks and rode great, again my level was only 2" higher in the front. Any higher than that and you will lose ride quality.

My BDS has the Fox 2.0's and I'm wondering if they are making the ride not so great, I'm looking at switching them out in the front for reservoir Fox shocks. Most say the're not needed but a couple guys mentioned on one of my L5P facebook groups that they swapped to the resi style and it was night and day better than the standard 2.0 shock.

My truck is getting there, would like to get the better ride quality back is the only issue.
 

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