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post #1 of 12 Old 11-18-2007, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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Leveling kit

Im thinking about leveling my truck. Just wondering what kit is the most popular or which is the best one out there.

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theres a few to choose from. most kits achieve a small front lift with a spacer and most major lift companies make leveling kits for our trucks. personally i'd try to get a kit with shocks, or buy them seperate to go along with the spacers.

there are steel and poly spacers. i beleive the steel ones are powercoated which will last a long time. i went with poly because the kit came with shocks and was a good price.

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yeah i would get a kit with shocks for sure. i leaf springs in front tho so i havent research your kits much.

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ya know i think i might have steel ones, cant remember, lol. its the tuff country kit.

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Mine's the ProComp kit and I just bought new shocks all the way around when I did it. It rides great and was a little bit cheaper than the Tuff Country kit.

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I went with the SkyJacker kit.....uses longer coils instead of blocks, then adds an add-a-leaf on the rear to keep it from raising the front more than the rear.

I think I am gonna add some nice shocks, replace the OEM steering stabilizer with an improved aftermarket one, possibly a heavy duty sway bar if I notice any body roll, and DEFINATELY tires with a possibility of getting wheels as well.

You'll like it leveled, improves the looks, even with stock tires!

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Do you have to get the front end aligned for a leveling kit?
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Do you have to get the front end aligned for a leveling kit?
instructions say yes....mechanic said no before and after the install. The only thing that is off is the steering wheel, and I've been told thats easy to correct on ur own.

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instructions say yes....mechanic said no before and after the install. The only thing that is off is the steering wheel, and I've been told thats easy to correct on ur own.
i agree. my wheel is a tiny bit off.

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Pro-Comp spacers will be the cheapest best way to go.. skyjacker is a lil more expensive but replaces the whole coil...
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