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Just a Little Lift?

Have a 2000 4x4 crew cab long bed with 305/70/16s on stock wheels. Looking to go up just a little bit. possibly to fit a 315/75/16s on my truck.
Any sugestions for a kit to level and or add a leaf that will get me another 3". Dont want to do much over this because I still want to load the truck down and haul about 12k payload between the bed and in a trailer.
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I just did a leveling kit on mine and most people think I put a lift on it.


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i would do a hanger kit... it will give you 2-3" depending on which kit you go with... remember anything in the 3"+ mark you will need a trac bar bracket and pit arm... this is what i would recommend: Stealth Automotive. 2" Shackle Leveling Kit


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If you're running stock, or near stock offset wheels, you could run 315/75's no problem with a leveling kit. With stock wheels you will most likely rub the leaf springs, but with too much offset like most 10" wide aftermarket wheels you will rub the inner fender or bumper.

On my 3" lift with 315/75's on 10" wide wheels, the tires rubbed the inner fender when turned to lock. I'm sure on an 8" wide wheel with smaller offset, it would have cleared.

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The easiest way to level the front is with shackles and keeps the stock ride and lifts it 2 1/2 inches check on Ebay usually go for about 75 bucks

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i would do a hanger kit... it will give you 2-3" depending on which kit you go with... remember anything in the 3"+ mark you will need a trac bar bracket and pit arm... this is what i would recommend: Stealth Automotive. 2" Shackle Leveling Kit
This just the level kit for the front? I like the back a little higher so when I load it down the back doesnt look sagged, so if I level the front I would have to block, or add a leaf in the rear.

Will be staying with stock wheels, which I guess are 8"s, and looking to go no bigger than 315/75/16 or 35X12.5s

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yah a leveling kit will only lift up the front... you can add an add a leaf to the rear which will bring it up around 2"


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I just did a leveling kit on mine and most people think I put a lift on it.



I heart the stance of your truck. I miss that so much from my old one. What wheels are thoes? Size? I know they're BFG A/T's, but damn, I gotta get a front AAL in now!

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you could always do the leveling kit in the front and air bag the back, that way loaded your level, unloaded your level!

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