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Leveling kit, what size?

what do most use? i have seen 1, 1.5, and 2. also, do most use shackles or blocks.

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Depends on how much room you need, and in the end the actual amount of lift will depend on how worn out your current springs are.

I just put on a 2.5" leveling kit a couple weeks ago, and since my springs weren't really saggy to begin with, I pretty much got the advertised lift. I didn't actually measure, though.

The kit I got was from "Zone Offroad" and consists of one long leaf, a "mini leaf pack", and an adjustable trac-bar, plus obviously the hardware/new u-bolts.

Like I said you really just need to figure out how much lift you want and go from there. Are you trying to fit bigger tires? Just going for looks? What?

I put wide wheels on mine (16X10, w/ 285-75/16 tires) and needed the lift to keep from rubbing. I didn't want to spend a ton on a bigger lift because then I'd just need to get bigger tires for it to look right anyways and I don't have that kind of money. I also put a set of long add-a-leafs in the rear to level IT up with the front. I can fit 35's under it if I didn't have such wide wheels.

Anyhow, post up what your plan is and tire size, etc.

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The kit I got was from "Zone Offroad" and consists of one long leaf, a "mini leaf pack", and an adjustable trac-bar, plus obviously the hardware/new u-bolts.
That is a good deal with everything a proper kit needs.

A good way to tell which one is best for you is to park your truck level, and jack up the front leaving the tires on the ground, and measure before and after. My truck needs almost 3" others alot less.

It seems like the minispring packs are about the cheapest and smoothest ride.

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not really looking for a lift as much to clear tires. i am looking at something in the 33-35 range and maybe wider. i like the XD SPY wheels and maybe mickey thompson atz or nitto trial grappler

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The zone kit will get you there

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just trying to make sure i don't get too much. i hate when the rear is lower than the front

anyone got some pics so i can get some ideas?

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Gomer, what part of TN are you in? The is a guy named Ricky at Spring service in Johnson City, i took mine to. He pulled my existing front springs out and re-arched them (they had collapsed on the driver side). Put a hefty helper spring that took mine up to level. Looks great, took him about an hour and a half. BTW he installed all new U bolts as well. He also garranties his work. Did it all for $300.00. You can barely get the parts needed for that. Let me know if you're interested and i can give you his number.
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in the middle of the state. that sounds pretty good. pm me his number if you don't mind

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I'm also looking at that Zone Offroad kit. seems like a pretty good deal to me. did you have to purchase new shocks when you put the kit in?
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No i didn't. The only thing extra you will need to do is extend the steering linkage. There is an extension block you can buy that will extend it. I just called my local 4x4 shop told them what i was doing and they got me exactly what i needed. I think it was around $100.00 or so.
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