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Sold my 315-60-20's today

After having my new Toyo Open Country M/T/s on my truck for a few months now i decided to sell them. I loved the look of the Toyos but could stand the fuel mileage. I was getting 9-10 MPG around town and that crap got old quick. I knew i was going to lose mpg but not that much. I put the stock size tires back on in Nittos and so far i love it. It doesnt look as tough, but computer is already showing 15 around town. I know its not dead on accurate but it looks better. Truck accelrates faster, doesnt sway as bad and stops alot better, so all in all im happy now.
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So many people probably have forgotten how nice their trucks drive with OE sized equipment on them..lol

Now, if the aftermarket companies could build an aftermarket suspension that doesnt lift the truck....id be kicking their door down for a better engineered coil spring/rear leaf setup. The Carli's ride incredible, but lifting my truck and running bigger tires isnt practical for the application of my truck, nor is the added fuel bill. Im already spending 7-8k a year on fuel alone.

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So many people probably have forgotten how nice their trucks drive with OE sized equipment on them..lol

Now, if the aftermarket companies could build an aftermarket suspension that doesnt lift the truck....id be kicking their door down for a better engineered coil spring/rear leaf setup. The Carli's ride incredible, but lifting my truck and running bigger tires isnt practical for the application of my truck, nor is the added fuel bill. Im already spending 7-8k a year on fuel alone.

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FWIW I talked to Carli this week and they are getting ready to do a leveling kit for the 03-07's with the King dampers in both 2.0 or 2.5 diameter.
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Uuuuugh..do not want level. Looks like crap for anyone that actually uses their rigs. California lift = fail

Whats so hard about keeping them truck at stock height and put a nice riding suspension under it?

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Uuuuugh..do not want level. Looks like crap for anyone that actually uses their rigs. California lift = fail

Whats so hard about keeping them truck at stock height and put a nice riding suspension under it?

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I agree. I kinda liked the way my truck stood before i put my "little" lift on (only added 1.5in in back and 1 in front) but its still at a very usable height and doesnt kill mileage that bad. but the ride is horrible....

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We're doing a 2.5" leveling kit for the 2005+ trucks. You're certainly entitled to your opinion but we lift the trucks because it extends travel and performance and allows us to engineer a suspension far superior to the OEM suspension. The king kit above loses travel over stock if the coilovers are set to 0; ours gains nearly 4" of travel over stock on a 2.5" lift. You do not lose any payload capacity either.

FYI: Carli Leveling Kit Sneak Peak!
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Its just i have a trailer hooked 5 days a week and it loads me down to level, so if i add anything to the front it'll look terrible.

I'd also rather not deal with air bags either to keep my truck level. I'd rather not alter the trucks stance at all since it'll throw off the headlights, looks, the trailers existing hitch height, etc.

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Thats how i sit loaded, despite the tire gap being different f/r the truck itself sits level.

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put me in there with Jason, better ride same stance, stock height. if you can prove greater travel on a ramp i might live with an inch or two. me I don't feel any need to compensate for anything with my truck. its not a smart car, but it haul my camper and if it costs me fuel mileage, its going to have to show me some other real benefit before i drop the coin.

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I'll just add more fuel to my fire for feeling this way, heres two more pictures of my truck loaded with normal loads, the two heavily modded often broken cars. Each are around 3800lbs and the trailer is about 2k, so maybe 6k total weight, loads the truck down to level again, how hilarious would it look to see a ford SD dragging is rear down the road with a little sports coupe on a trailer behind it?



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