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Old 01-04-2011, 07:08 AM
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Need advice on 2-3" lift kits for the 2011

I'm starting to do my research on lift kits for the 2011 truck with intentions on picking one up soon. I would prefer to stay at about 2-2.5", but I'll look at the other options. I'm not going for a skyscraper, just a little lift to set it apart from the rest. I see a few listed on ebay for the $400 range, but I dont want to hastily pick one up.

My concerns: some kits come with coil spacers, some are new coils, some have rear add-a-leaf, some are blocks. Some come with track bar relocation kits, some do not. Hell, you can even pick up a leveling kit for $99 on ebay, but it looks like it just plain sucks.

I dont want to do this the wrong way, nor do I want to spend a ridiculous amount of money for such a small lift. But, I will get what I need in order to keep a smooth ride and not have trouble down the line. I dont mind paying to do it the right way.

I'm sure there are a few people with some insight, so I'd like to hear your opinions. I looked through the other lift threads, but nothing really addresses the issue.
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:05 PM
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You cannot go wrong with readylift. I had their 2.5 on my 08 and have their 3.5 on my 2011. Great product and simple install
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:51 AM
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I just had the Readylift installed as well. I got the 2.5F/3R. My truck seems to drive just like stock. I've stewed over which lift to get and I'm very happy with what I got.
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:06 AM
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I've decided to order the readylift as well. Seems these guys have a good track record. I'm thinking of doing the 1.5" leveling kit with the 2" rear lift which should make the truck sit close to what a 350 would. My concern is the shock extension and the possibility of needing the track bar relocation.

Did you guys get the stage 3 kit with the relocation bracket?
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:13 AM
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I got the Stage 3TP and the truck looks very level.
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:15 AM
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That's what I was originally going to do. If I dont like the set up with what I'm thinking, I can always upgrade by using the separate parts. I think I"ll start out small and work my way up. Its a disease, I know.
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:24 AM
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I put on the Readylift 2.5"/2" stage 3 and I really like it. It looks level but I wish I would have went with the stage 3TP (tow package). Any weight in the bed makes it low in the back. That's to be expected when you level a truck but that extra 1" in the back would have been nice.

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Old 01-06-2011, 11:33 AM
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If you guys have any pictures I'd appreciate seeing some.
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:17 PM
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Here's a couple:

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Old 01-06-2011, 06:24 PM
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That does look really good. Are those 35's that you're running on there? Any rub issues? Thanks for taking the time to post those
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