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Old 02-16-2010, 04:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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True lift with leveling kits?

I am looking to go with a leveling kit from Carli or Thuren most likely. Question is, what kind of lift will I actually get from these two leveling kits? Carli told me about 2 3/4 for their 3 inch springs. Any real world feedback on this? I talked to Thuren and obviously since his new coils aren't out yet I guess I won't know for awhile. He isn't sure on the 2010's. Lorenz, I don't know but I see where some are happy and some aren't. Same with Kore. Not ruling a kit out yet. I am about 2.5 inches lower in the front than in the back so I wish there was a 2-2.5 inch coil out there. I really just want to level it and not sag and get into replacing the rear leafs or adding blocks. I don't really want to go with spacers, but that might be my best answer till I feel like dishing out more cash. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i installed the 2 inch spacer and my truck sits 1/4 inch higher in the front. you cant see it though. 65$ for the spacers and it looks and drives great. so overall i got 2.25 inches of lift.
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I got 2.5" with the kore leveling kit,truck sits dead level and rides better....2003 3500. I had a 1500 that I leveled with daystar spacers that worked good.Depends on what you are looking for
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did u guys go for a wheel alignment after installing the kits
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i did because I did ball joints and steering upgrade at the same time
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my truck had just been aligned and it drove straight after level.
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the tire shop said that the 2 inch level would throw it out cuz of the trac arm. which i think hes right ...Thanks for your answers guys
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the tire shop said that the 2 inch level would throw it out cuz of the trac arm. which i think hes right ...Thanks for your answers guys
the track bar won't affect your alignment in the aspect of tire wear, it'll just throw your axle off center...
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Well I think I am gonna go with the Thuren setup but dont' want to spend big money on shocks. Question is can I go with the Be5-6646-h6 shocks or the 6681's. The 6681's say up to 2 or so inches, but if Thurens coils add 3 inches I might need a little more shock. Any thoughts?
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i think you would need more shock than the 6681's. your truck will ride high in the front with 3 inch coils, unless thats the look you going for, california lean. call the supplier of the shocks and see if they can get longer ones.
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the tire shop said that the 2 inch level would throw it out cuz of the trac arm. which i think hes right ...Thanks for your answers guys
a 2 inch level will not throw your alignment off. if its straight before it will be straight after. worn parts will make it out. everything is being done above the axle so as not to change the alignment.
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If you go with the 6646's make sure that you get longer front bump stops. Because they have alonger collapsed length, you could easily bottom them out with the soft coils.
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