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Old 08-17-2011, 11:15 AM
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Should I lift it or level it?

Which is better to do lift a truck or level it. I don't plan on doing much towing with the exception of doing a sled pull from time to time but it's mostly a daily driver and I want to put 35's on it and I'm not sure which path would be better to go down I know leveling is made to get rid of the rake where lift is better for towing/hauling. I just pretty much am looking for the pros and cons of the two.
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:25 PM
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a lift will be more $$ than a leveling kit.

A lift will look better in my opinion than a leveling kit.

Depending on how high you go, you will lose some mpg.


For my and how I use my truck, I tow a 10,000lbs 5th wheel, I prefer the leveling kit that I have, and I also use air bags in the rear to keep level when towing.

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Old 08-17-2011, 04:31 PM
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Depending on how high you go, you will lose some mpg.

so how bad for a 6 incher vs stock?
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:22 AM
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Question for SmokerSteve,

Where did you drill out your fuel filter housing? Did you open up where the fuel input banjo connects, or did you drill out the output ports to the heads?
And how much did you open these up?
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:13 AM
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I would not agree with a lift being better for towing or hauling at all.

Having a rake is better for towing without a set of air bags as a level truck lifted or not will sag and you will be driving nose up..

So its up to the tire size that you want to run as to if any lift is needed or look wanted for a level kit.
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:50 PM
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I dont havea 6" lift so I cant give you solid info.

The higher you lift your truck, the more air drag it acquires.



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Question for SmokerSteve,

Where did you drill out your fuel filter housing? Did you open up where the fuel input banjo connects, or did you drill out the output ports to the heads?
And how much did you open these up?
PM me and I will answer , along will pictures. I don't want to hijack.
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