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Newton or Readylift?

I'm currently debating which kit to go with, I know I want the 2.5" front and 2" rear. My question is which one do you recommend and why? I like the reviews on here about the Newton but have not read anything negative about the Readylift either. My goal is to keep the factory ride, I use this as a daily driver and need it to fit in parking garages.

I am leaning toward the Readylift because on the track bar bracket. The bracket with the Newton lift makes me a little nervous. What do you think?

Also, I hear everyone talking about caster shims but neither kit includes them. Do I need them for this small of a lift?

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CAnt beat the Newton stuff..simple, works, and is in expensive...

You wont need castor shims IMO with that little lift...but if you want them buy Icon ones they are like $70-80 I think.

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CAnt beat the Newton stuff..simple, works, and is in expensive...
Hey thanks, what is your opinion of the track bar spacers vs. the track bar bracket from Readylift?
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You must get castor shims as you will lose just about all of the little castor these trucks have. Longer shocks are required or run extensions but then you gain no additional travel..but without longer springs you won't have any anyway. Newton..IMO crap.
IMO spaceing your track bar bracket is nuts..cheap. The bracket is the only thing holding 5k lbs from faling to the side get a quality kit...its not that much more to do it right.
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You must get castor shims as you will lose just about all of the little castor these trucks have. Longer shocks are required or run extensions but then you gain no additional travel..but without longer springs you won't have any anyway. Newton..IMO crap.
IMO spaceing your track bar bracket is nuts..cheap. The bracket is the only thing holding 5k lbs from faling to the side get a quality kit...its not that much more to do it right.
How are longer shocks needed with a spring pack? The distance that the shock travels is not changing

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I have the ReadyLift level kit on my 07. I am happy with it so far. I have about 6,000 miles on it. I agree and think the readylift track bar bracket is much better. Thats why I went with that kit. They tell you that not every truck needs the relocation bracket but after putting the level kit on, I don't see how thats possible. When I took my truck in for an alignment they did have to put adjustable castor bushings in to get it back to where it needs to be. The truck rides like it always has and drives straight as an arrow. Hope that helps you.
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