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Old 12-12-2011, 05:50 AM
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Anyone leveled a 250 with stock rims and tires

I'm looking for pics of a Crew cab short bed with a 2.5" leveling kit with 4" blocks on the back on the stock rims and tires (20's for the rims). I'm debating going with the newton 2.5" leveling kit and holding off on the remote start and alarm i had planned. Install looks simple but i have about 80% life left on my tires (well 60% on the rears ). Thanks for any pics fellas.
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:50 AM
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I say skip the unnecessary lift and go with the remote start
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I may actually do both. I may skip the whole viper system and get a cheaper avital system that used the factory fob... try to find the panic function on the truck and tap into my power folding mirrors. Instead of a 300 dollar alarm/start its an $80 setup and much simpler install. Leaves 200 or so for the level. time to be frugal.
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Reusing stock u bolts with newton lift

I posted before and after pics in a thread that you started about the U bolts. Hope those help.
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Thanks man. Thats stock size tires? If so thats what i was afraid of. They look small to me in the wheel wells. I may just wait till its time for a new set of tires.
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Thanks man. Thats stock size tires? If so thats what i was afraid of. They look small to me in the wheel wells. I may just wait till its time for a new set of tires.
Yeah. Those are the stock 20's and stock 275s. Its a tad small for my taste as well. I was in the market for some 35" nittos but the holidays are here and as usual, I'm supporting the GFs holiday shopping addiction.

I have seen both 35s and 37s with a 2.5" level and both look good to me. I prefer a little space and not so much a beefy/stuffed look with the 37s.
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not stealing the thread but do you have to do the 4" blocks in the back? I have 2.5 for the front sitting in the house
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not stealing the thread but do you have to do the 4" blocks in the back? I have 2.5 for the front sitting in the house
Not Necessarily. 4" blocks in the back still give you a little rake. There is about a 1/2" difference between the front and back on mine. I believe the OEM blocks in the back are 1-7/8" to 2" so measure yours, do the math and figure out how much rake you want, if any at all.
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Thanks and i like the way yours sits that is what i have been looking for
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I may actually do both. I may skip the whole viper system and get a cheaper avital system that used the factory fob... try to find the panic function on the truck and tap into my power folding mirrors. Instead of a 300 dollar alarm/start its an $80 setup and much simpler install. Leaves 200 or so for the level. time to be frugal.
you can get remote start for $80?
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