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New to forum and a level kit question

Hi folks new to ps.org.Seems like a great site!And i figured i would jump right into it!

Just bought an 08 lariat ccsb and I want to level it.
Was thinkng of the ready lift or the newton kit.
Any preferences between the two.

Also I had a 2001 supercab with a 4' kit with 35x13.50x18 cooper stt on 9" 2crave nx2 wheels and they rubbed at full lock to the left.

I really want to go with the same same setup.But i'm not sure if it will work with a 2.5" leveling kit.

Ready lift says up to 37x12.50 but im not sure about that.

Any suggestions or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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37" may clear for the street but not for any offroad use.

I'd make sure you get a adj track bar and castor shims..
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Thanks cary I am not looking to go with 37's. I w
9" wheels.But i worry about rubbing with the wider 13.50 tire on a 2.5 level.My backspace choices are -12 or 12 offset on these specific wheels.

ant to go with 35X13.50 X 18 with Thanks again roy381
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My bad on the typing supposed to say:

I want to go with 35x13.50x18 tires on 9" wheels
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You listed offset..whats the BS? factory is aprox 6.5" and with 13.5 may rub a little..
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backspacing is 4.5 with -12 offset

backspacing is 5.5 with +12 offset
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I'd use the 5.5" BS unless you want the rims sticking out another 1" that the 4.5" BS would give you.
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I will be giving you a call.

Thanks again
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You could also check out the Daystar brand of front leveling kits. They use a 2.5" poly spacer on top of the factory coil spring. I have them on my truck and they ride really well. I use to have a lift spring and it was wound so tight and rode horribly.
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