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Old 10-11-2012, 07:11 PM
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leveling kit or four link worth the cost?

I was looking at a 2.5" front 1" rear leveling kit which supposedly fits 37" and costs roughly $1500 installed and the BDS four link 4" which supposedly fits 35" at $5300 installed. (fox shocks with dual upgrade stabalizers with rear leaf springs) I am going to be towing very little but still will be towing a 3000lbs trailer 3-4 times a year and a 8000lbs trailer 2 times a year... It will go off the gravel road into some muck but no means a baja truck, (light rock crawling, and 30" water holes at the deepest). Is it worth the extra money for my plans or not. Money's not the issue. I'd be able to put my leveling kit in sooner though.
This is my first post I have a 09 xlt crew cab long box single rear wheel supporting mods (afe stage 2 intake, afe 4" turbo back dpf delete, egr delete with improved intake pipe, head studs, and mini max with canned tunes.)

light weight trailer will be through mountains, heavier trailer will be on road. I'm on factory rims and factory size rubber at the moment any recommendations on the size 37x12.5 or 35x12.5 I know 37's will fit I've seen it I will need to modify the front wheel well on the 2.5"

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i would recommend the BDS of these options. i would also look into others lifts ( PMF ) vendor of the site. for you say you want to do, the question i have is this, what type and how serious are the tralis you want to attend, this will decide if the four link is justified. if you want a 37, why not give it room, you know you need to MAKE room with the little lift, so under articulation, how bad does it get. also look into the dual stabilizer, it SHOULD not be needed if te front end is setup correctly. if for looks then fine, but shuoldnt be considered to fore front deathwobble.
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for you say you want to do, the question i have is this, what type and how serious are the tralis you want to attend, this will decide if the four link is justified.
The trails are just to get to the loading zones where I'd unload my lighter trailer which is carrying my and my brothers polaris rzr's. However the trails are lease roads and are prone to flooding and rock slides. I was just going to get the top of the line everything from BDS because money wasn't the concern the reason I was going for the leveling kit at all. (I won't spend over $7500) Is just necessity. I don't do jumps at all I doubt I'll ever have more then 2 tires in the air. Good point on the articulation, I can fit the 37's on leveling kit but if I were to drive on a tall curb i don't know. My scenario is a case of I'd love that V8 car but I can live with a V6. So can I live with the leveing kit on 35's or do I actually need the full lift? Deffinatly will check out sponsors I was recommended BDS because they do a great warrenty (lifetime on any suspension parts besides normal wearing shocks).
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Just give Marty a call at Truck Toyz Performance. He is a wealth of knowledge, a straight shooter, and isn't going to sell you something you don't need. Tell him what you are looking for and he can help you out. Trust me it is worth it to give him a call even if you don't buy anything from him.

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Great website I'll deffinatly be making a call. Hopefully international shipping isn't an issue.
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I know they ship a lot of product to Canada so I don't think there will be an issue.
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I was looking at a 2.5" front 1" rear leveling kit which supposedly fits 37" and costs roughly $1500 installed and the BDS four link 4" which supposedly fits 35" at $5300 installed. (fox shocks with dual upgrade stabalizers with rear leaf springs) I am going to be towing very little but still will be towing a 3000lbs trailer 3-4 times a year and a 8000lbs trailer 2 times a year... It will go off the gravel road into some muck but no means a baja truck, (light rock crawling, and 30" water holes at the deepest). Is it worth the extra money for my plans or not. Money's not the issue. I'd be able to put my leveling kit in sooner though.
This is my first post I have a 09 xlt crew cab long box single rear wheel supporting mods (afe stage 2 intake, afe 4" turbo back dpf delete, egr delete with improved intake pipe, head studs, and mini max with canned tunes.)

light weight trailer will be through mountains, heavier trailer will be on road. I'm on factory rims and factory size rubber at the moment any recommendations on the size 37x12.5 or 35x12.5 I know 37's will fit I've seen it I will need to modify the front wheel well on the 2.5"
If you go with a 4" lift and 37's then I would suggest 9" wide wheels with a backspace around 5-5.5". I run 37's on 17x9's with 5" of backspace and they clear perfectly on my 4" lifted '08.

With a budget like you are talking about I would be looking at a kit from Carli or Pure Performance. BDS is decent equipment but with a $5k budget you have a lot better options.
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