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1 inch spacer ontop of leveling kit?

If I get a Newton leveling kit or a 2.5" spacer, would it be possible to add a 1 inch spacer to it to make it a 3.5" lift or would that put too much strain on certain suspension parts and make the brake line too short?

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I think its too much to stack spacers on a spring like that. But you can put a one inch spacer on a leveling spring. I have a 2.5 inch ICON leveling spring and a 1 inch TEI spacer on the bottom of it for 3.5 total inches of lift. You will also need an adjustable track bar to get your axel centered.

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Ok that makes sense, was your brake line too short with the 3.5"s? And also, how does the lift look with 35s? Is it too much of a lift? thanks

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No, the brake lines are fine. Im also running a 5inch block in the back. Heres a pic with Pro Comp 35x12.50s. I am going to go with a 325/60/R20 next time i get tires, they are a little bit bigger than what i have now but not by much.


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Ok thanks for your help!

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I did a 3" coilover with a 1" spacer and my brake lines are fine. I probably would do much more that that though, but you will be fine with 3.5"

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heres a better pic of before with just a leveling kit and after with the 1 inch spacer.

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After (didn't have the bumper yet)

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ya i can tell a difference with the 1" spacer, it looks really good!

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