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Leveling kit questions.

Ok So I have 15" wide tires. Im tired of not being able to turn all the way so Im buying the add-a-leaf kit from Rough Country. Anyone have any opinions on it? How hard is it? Something I can do in my driveway or what? Thanks guys.


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i feel your pain brother. no idea on the add-a-leaf but wheel spacers or wheels with proper off-sets should be considered.

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Ive got Weld 16.5 x 14" wide. Not sure on the offset. And the Weld wheels are the only way ill go anymore. They are nice as hell. And I sure as hell am not buying new wheels. Weld wheels=Salty Also my tires stick out 4" on the front already so it would look goofy with spacers.


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No amount of vertical lift is gonna stop your tires from rubbing. Bottom line is the wheel and tire combo you are running is gonna rub at full lock, or before that. I tried a leveling kit at first and it was a waste. For $700 bucks I got the RC 4" with nitro shocks and covers, shipped to my door. I spent $400 on leveling kit and got no shocks, no pitman arm, and no complete multi spring pack for the front. The rigs I've seen with this lift looked nice.
Spacers would reduce that rub but I can understand you not wanting to increase how much they sit out right now. I guess it's the
price we pay for big meats!

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Install is a breeze. Just do one corner at a time. And make sure your alignment place knows what their doing. TTB from ends require a lot more attention than the chain repair shop is gonna render it.

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Explain how wheel spacers would keep it from rubbing. I fit 12.50 width 36's on this truck with no rubbing. If you lift it vertical it brings the fender up which the tire could fit into the extra space hence no rubbing. I am not having problems rubbing on the frame/leaf springs, its my fender.I know what size I can/ cannot fit on here. Ive experienced with over 4 rim/tire combos on this truck without a lift. For example Ive trimmed 1" of my bottom fender which the tire can fit 1 more inch inside the fender. Add a 2" leveling kit giving it 2 more inches of space. Thanks for the info, and what leveling kit did you buy for $400.00? Never seen one that high? Mine is $85 including shipping to my door.


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The springs(frt and rear) are roughly 100 a pr, then the axle pivot bracket is $200. If your not hitting the leafs then maybe the few inches of lift the level kit would add will suffice. I was just making a friendly suggestion on the complete four inch system bc it's all inclusive. But hey, it's your rig, I was just sayin what I learned thru experience

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I appreciate it. I was trying to say" Hey you're wrong I am right" I was just stating things about the leveling kit. I don't have $700 to do a lift and I don't want one. I don't care for lifted trucks. I like the low stance I have right now but I want big tires.I guess this is an example of You can't have you're cake and eat it too! Thanks for the opinion/suggestions.


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