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post #1 of 42 Old 06-27-2007, 07:10 AM Thread Starter
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Best way to level 4x2

Looking for the best way to lower the rear of my truck without affecting my towing capacity. Thought about raising the front to match the rear with leveling kit, but thought it may look better with a lowered look.

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I suggest you get a leveling kit. There are several companies that make them. Fabtech, Pro Comp, skyjacker, superlift, rubicon. I would check with those companies and see what they have to offer for your 2wd truck. Another thing you could do is lower the rear to get your truck level. Lowering the rear is cheaper then raising the front. If money is an issue I would look into that as well.


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What would be the best way to lower the rear without affecting my towing capacity?

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What would be the best way to lower the rear without affecting my towing capacity?
I would try shackles first, that shouldn't affect it too much...

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Remove the lift blocks that are between the springs and the axle. That is what makes the truck sit higher in the rear. Once those are removed the truck should sit level. You will not loose any towing or wieght capacity of the truck being that the springs are what support the wieght not the blocks.


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I'd lift the front 2" ... with a set of daystar spacers only cost ya around $100-$120 bucks and makes the truck look way better level






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Remove the lift blocks that are between the springs and the axle. That is what makes the truck sit higher in the rear. Once those are removed the truck should sit level. You will not loose any towing or wieght capacity of the truck being that the springs are what support the wieght not the blocks.
2WD trucks have no lift blocks...springs are right on the axle already

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2WD trucks have no lift blocks...springs are right on the axle already
I have seen 2 inch blocks under the rear springs on a 2wd truck.

But being 2004 that means it has coil springs and the front leveling kit is relatively cheap and that is how I would go. If it had leafsprings in the front I would lower the rear.


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all the 2WD trucks were coil sprung up front unless you got into a F450 or bigger then they had a straight axle with leafs... all the 2wd's had coils with twin I beam

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all the 2WD trucks were coil sprung up front unless you got into a F450 or bigger then they had a straight axle with leafs... all the 2wd's had coils with twin I beam

Guess I never paid that much attention to 2wd's. But living up here in snow country not to many of them on the roads either.


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