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 '17+
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. We do offer long travel replacement Deaver leafs that can be added to this system if desired!
This kit includes:
- 7" Icon Progressive Rate Coils
- 1" BMC
- Long arm 4-link Front Link System
- 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
- Stage 2 Gusseted Traction Bar Kit
- Fabricated Blocks (choice of block height)
- Ubolts w/ Top Plates
- Choice of Shocks
For the front end you have two options. First we have our Long Arm 4-Link. This is designed to give you the most control over axle and wheel hop. It will keep your frontend planted for even the most brutal 4 hi launches or sled pulls. The other options is to use of our Adjustable 3-Link Arms. With these, you will notice tighter steering response, better street characteristics, and a more comfortable ride. The increased strength of the link arms will have better control over the axle and allow for more articulation and shock absorption offroad. This will make for smoother operation when hitting anything from potholes to whoops! Regardless of which option you choose you will have the ability to adjust castor to your desired specs.
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 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!
This kit comes standard larger 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 custom tuned King 2.5 shock package. These are setup to give you the absolute best on and offroad performance!
This kit comes with our front transfer case index plate and crossmember. This will allow a factory front driveshaft to work at the new height! This must be installed or a massive amount of destruction will be in your future!
THIS KIT IS NOT DESIGNED FOR TRUCKS WITH THE AUTO SENSING SCALE SYSTEM WHICH HAS THE SENSOR ARMS ON THE FRONT RADIUS ARMS AND REAR LEAF PACKS. WE ARE WORKING ON A PACKAGE FOR THIS NEW SYSTEM.
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.