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Old 02-03-2011, 10:06 AM
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leveling kit question

How hard is something like this to install? Are there any write ups on it?

Daystar 2" Comfort Ride Front Leveling Kit KF09101BK


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Old 02-03-2011, 10:11 AM
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Not sure about those but someone else will chime in. Why are you wanting those versus an add a leaf? Same price range. Easy to install with basic hand tools. I've done a few of them and can get them done in a few hours, including breaks for coldies.
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:20 AM
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2" might be too much for the front and may over-extend your factory shocks. I would go with a 1" spacer under the front springs.
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:25 AM
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Not sure about those but someone else will chime in. Why are you wanting those versus an add a leaf? Same price range. Easy to install with basic hand tools. I've done a few of them and can get them done in a few hours, including breaks for coldies.
Well I really did not know what options I had for getting this done. If thats a better way I will do that.
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I hear ya. Add a leafs are a good and cheap way to go. With an 1.5", you won't have to change out our shocks, as someone else mentioned. Rough Country and Tuff Country are popular and cheap choices. There are better options but you're going to pay for it.
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If you have a 04 I would do an add a leaf

I have a 2.5" rough country leveling kit from topguncustomz on mine and it tucks 35s easy

The kit they have now is a lot better than my older kit

How high do you want to go?
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that kit is for coil springs I believe.If you have leaf springs you would be better off doing the add a leaf kit.If you do have coils you should get a bracket to relocate the track bar.
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If you have a 04 I would do an add a leaf

I have a 2.5" rough country leveling kit from topguncustomz on mine and it tucks 35s easy

The kit they have now is a lot better than my older kit

How high do you want to go?
I have a 2wd model I really just want to level it out, not wanting to jack it up or anything.
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do you have coils or leafs springs in the front? It will be one or the other. Coil spacers are super easy, maybe 1 hr install. Leafs are more difficult but can be done in a driveway.
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do you have coils or leafs springs in the front? It will be one or the other. Coil spacers are super easy, maybe 1 hr install. Leafs are more difficult but can be done in a driveway.
Ok just went out and looked, its got coils, no leaf... Is their any kit that is better than another? And do I need to get new shocks also?


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