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Newton 2.0 lift frt and rear any good?

saw it on Ebay and sound good looks good also. has anyone use them before and are they worth the money? does it ride any different? thanks for your help.
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a few people on here have them and really like them. I guess you have to get the kit with the trac bar bracket and maybe shock extenders.

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IMO New $50K truck..more $$ but get a quality lift that will come with new springs, shocks, castor shims etc..Icon, RCD both have complete kits. You will be much happier with the results.
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IMO New $50K truck..more $$ but get a quality lift that will come with new springs, shocks, castor shims etc..Icon, RCD both have complete kits. You will be much happier with the results.
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I had this kit on my 08 for a few months before I put a 6" lift on it. It worked great for me. The spacers are similar to the ones rize sell. I would recommend it since it's just a leveling kit and then maybe get you some bilsteins and you'll be set.

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IMO New $50K truck..more $$ but get a quality lift that will come with new springs, shocks, castor shims etc..Icon, RCD both have complete kits. You will be much happier with the results.
man you love pushing the more expensive kits huh. I'm sure EVERYONE would love a Icon or RCD $1000 leveling kit, but a lot of us just don't have the cash. I do agree they are MUCH better and the truck would ride like a Caddy, but money talks.

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If puck lifts would include the required parts to lift the truck correctly fine but they don't. You need Castor correction and a way of recentering the axle correctly, not using spacers under the track bar bracket. A adj track bar or a correctly designed drop bracket. Shock extensions or longer shocks are needed.
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If puck lifts would include the required parts to lift the truck correctly fine but they don't. You need Castor correction and a way of recentering the axle correctly, not using spacers under the track bar bracket. A adj track bar or a correctly designed drop bracket. Shock extensions or longer shocks are needed.
That is not true at all. Not all trucks have axle centering issues with leveling kits. Also only a handful require castor correction and the track bar is usually optional on 2-2.5" kits. Also once again longer shocks can be purchased but you can get away with running the stock shock if you absolutely have to.

We understand that lifts, etc are your business and the more the sell the more you make. One thing you need to understand is that if you keep pushing that more money is better, then people will go to a shop were less money is ok and for some enough to get by, for now.

You are actually pushing away business when you could be attracting it.
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A lift will reduce the already minimal Castor that the '05 up trucks have. The axle will shift 1/2-3/4" per 2" of lift this is suspension geometry with a track bar. If making people aware that this happens and is a fact causes them to make an informed decision then I'm happy. If they choose to not get the extra parts needed thats fine also but they will know before they buy not after. It should be their decision not something that was hidden from them to get a quick sale.

Manufactures list the adj track bars optional but do recomended them with level kits. They do this for marketing reasons as their trying to compete against the kits that don't include them or say they are needed.

To the OP, sorry for cluttering up your post. I hope something was gained so you can make a informed decision as to lifting your truck.
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A lift will reduce the already minimal Castor that the '05 up trucks have. The axle will shift 1/2-3/4" per 2" of lift this is suspension geometry with a track bar. If making people aware that this happens and is a fact causes them to make an informed decision then I'm happy. If they choose to not get the extra parts needed thats fine also but they will know before they buy not after. It should be their decision not something that was hidden from them to get a quick sale.

Manufactures list the adj track bars optional but do recomended them with level kits. They do this for marketing reasons as their trying to compete against the kits that don't include them or say they are needed.

To the OP, sorry for cluttering up your post. I hope something was gained so you can make a informed decision as to lifting your truck.

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