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Which leveling kit to choose

Title pretty much says it all, my truck has a 1/99 build date so im guessing its an e99. Thanks
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Procomp makes a good leveling kit that comes with everything you need to level your truck
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You can get x code springs. They are only $300 with new u-bolts.

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You have a late 99
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I thought pre 3/99 is early 99 suspension and pre 12/98 is early motor, so mine is a cross breed
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Depending on the amount of lift you want the best riding kits will be either hanger kits or a mini spring pack..limited to 2.5"
Hangers for a level kit 2-3"
Mini spring packs can reuse stock length shocks, hangers need longer.
Also X codes but will ride stiffer.
All kits require a adj track bar to recenter your axle.

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Pretty much what CT said.
Except for one thing when I did my e99 I bought a 2000 track bar with x code springs and it lined my axle up perfectly centered. I did have to oversize the bolt holes on my mounts though. Its really not that much more though to get an adjustable track bar plus the pita it is to drill out the holes.

Personally, I didn't feel any ride difference going to x codes. I have about 7k miles on them.

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Many times the springs will move over the sleeves so axle is centered but springs are shoved against the mounts. Then again every truck is different and nothing is in concrete.
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Most have no idea how dangerous it can be drilling out 7/8" holes with a 1/2" DeWalt hand drill. It SUCKS and can break you wrists. I'll spend the extra $50-60 bucks to get the adjustable.

Fwiw the 2000 track bar is 5/16-3/8" longer center to center than the e99.

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