The Alpha 8" kits are intended for the customer looking for a comfortable street ride, excellent towing authority, and a stable rearend for higher hp platforms.
We have designed these kits around 2 basic principles. We upgrade the front to a quality dual rate coil spring which will provide a nice smooth ride on the street and improved offroad ability offering an additional 3+" of travel over a stock. The rear is designed around the stock rear spring. The '08+ trucks come stock with a leaf pack that offers a great compromise between ride quality and towing capacity. With the Alpha series, the rear spring will be supplemented with a traction bar kit to give it a stable base when towing or any other performance scenario.
This kit includes:
- 7" Icon Progressive Rate Coils
- 1" BMC Spacer
- 4-link Front Link System (Choice of Bar Design)
- 2.5" Swaybar Drop Brackets
- HD Replacement Swaybar Links
- Full Replacement SS Brake Lines F/R (setup for dual rear brake lines)
- HD Drop Trackbar Bracket w/ Pitman Arm
- HD Adjustable Trackbar
- Traction Bar Kit (Choice of Bar Design)
- Fabricated Blocks (Choice of Block Height)
- Ubolts w/ Top Plates (Choice of Diameter)
- Choice of Shocks
With our 8"+ systems, we typically use a 4-link up front to keep good link arm geometry for a stable, comfortable ride. Our design will also give you the most control over axle and wheel hop. Your frontend planted for even the most brutal 4 hi launches or sled pulls. Trackbar:
This kit comes standard with our Direct Replacement Adjustable Track Bar.
This is a direct plug and play setup. This a heavy duty trackbar is
constructed from 1.5" OD .250 DOM with an oversized 1" QA1 heim joint.
Most other manufactures will use a poly or smaller heim joint. With an
oversized joint such as we use you will get the most
durability and least worry of steering related problems. With this kit you have an option to upgrade to our HD Solid Mount Track Bar. This eliminates the lower axle side ball joint style mount for great strength, higher misalignment capability, and the ability to rebuild the joint. Rear Block:
The rear end is designed to retain your OEM leaf pack in order to maintain factory payload capacities. To gain the additional height, we use a traction block kit with a user selected height to allow you to get the exact stance you desire. The front springs uses in this kit are designed to sit level with a 8" rear block. The rear system comes standard with our Stage 2 Gusseted traction bar kit to prevent any concerns of axle wrap or wheel hop that both high hp trucks and tow rigs will appreciate!Ubolts:
This kit comes standard with 3/4" ubolts. This is a HUGE upgrade over the strength of the OEM 5/8". When selecting the ubolts choose either a single rear wheel (SRW) or dual rear wheel (DRW).Leaf Pack Type:
Determine what type of
leaf pack you have. A standard leaf pack will consist of a leaf
configuration where the top most leaf runs full length from eyelet to
eyelet. A standard leaf pack will have a thickness of 2-3". If your
pack is thicker than this choose the "top mounted overload option". A
truck with a "top mounted overload" will have a small spacer between the
main pack and the top overload which is not connect to anything at each
We have many different shock options available. All of our shocks are valved specifically for this application. For the customer looking for some improvement in looks and performance the 5100 shock is a great all around buy. The 5160 steps up its game and offers a resi. There is a definite improvement in on and offroad performance. The seal orientation on these is better for salty and harsh environments. For the customer looking for the ultimate performance we offer our PMF Race series. These are custom built to order based on how you use your truck and what you are looking for out of your kit. We can set these up to give you the absolute best on and offroad performance!
KING SHOCKS ARE SOLD WITH BLACK HOSES. WE HAVE PHASED OUT MOST OF THE BLUE HOSES.
If you want to have blue hoses, please let us know and we can check our stock on shocks with blue hoses. Otherwise, blue hoses may be purchased separately for a fee.