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Old 06-05-2011, 03:56 PM
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Leveling Kit.

Well I gave the 'ol girl a bath today and I'm not happy with the stance



I think a 2" leveling kit sould make 'er sit about right, what do yall think.

The only problem is if I lift it then the 265's are gonna look tiny, so then I'll need tires.
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Old 06-05-2011, 04:15 PM
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That's the same way my late 99 ext. cab long bed sat when I got it. It may have even been lower in the front. I put the Superlift 2.5 inch leveling kit on it. It was just a front end kit, the block in the rear was already plenty tall. I put 305/70R16 Cooper STT tires on the same rims you have only mine were polished. I loved that setup, looked tough and rode great.







Bottom pic is exactly how it was when I got it.
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Old 06-05-2011, 04:18 PM
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Well that tears it, I guess I'm in the market for a leveling kit. You truck is sweet

Did you do anything to shine up your wheels, they look like the shiny wheels on the later trucks.
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Old 06-05-2011, 04:31 PM
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Thanks. I swapped the wheels out. The stock ones were the brushed finish and I found the polished ones on Craigslist for $70 so put them on.
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Old 06-05-2011, 04:52 PM
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Dang! Thats a good find! I think I'm gonna attack mine with some sand paper and get them real shiny and then put a new coat of clear over them.
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Old 06-05-2011, 05:53 PM
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You definitely need some bigger tires, even if you don't level it. I'd go with a 285/75/16 with stock wheels, but that's just me. I have an add a leaf up front and rear, and am running 315/75/16 (35") with great success on aftermarket wheels.

Also, PM me some info on the bed cover you're selling. My g/f's dad is looking for one.
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:16 PM
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Have you measured it? Seems like a 3" hanger kit would be needed from the picture.
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:36 PM
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Not sure, I havent measured it.I'm fairly sure that I'm gonna do a DIY spring pack lift, but from my knowlege (it was probably you Cary) I don't want to go higher then 2, maybe 2.5". Going this route I definatly wont need new shocks ( I assume that since the shackel kit moves the whole assemble, not just the axle, that I would need longer shocks if I wnt that route.)

I figure that I can get a 3" wide spring pack from a junk yard or something and make a spring pack and then I just need longer U-bolts, and probably some sort of track bar drop.

Any objections?
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:46 PM
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Another option and IMO better than a DIY is getting a mini spring pack, comes with U bolts and will not hurt the ride quality or need longer shocks. A adj track bar is still needed.

Never drop a track bar without a equal droped pitman arm.
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:25 PM
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Well thats basically what I mean, make a mini spring pack myself. How much would you charge for just a drop pitman arm?
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