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3500 W air ride leveling kit

My ordered 19 3500 is just about to show up and I’m trying to get a leveling kit figured out. I want the truck to be pretty much level. I’ve been told the air ride system is almost like a reverse level so I’m not too fond of a lower overall height, might try to raise the rear an inch or so.
What kits would you guys recommend for this?
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I'm interested in the same thing. From what I have seen is that carli may offer a rear spacer for the air springs. But I don't know if those can be purchased separately or if they are in a lift kit only.
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Easiest way to level with air assist on a 3500 is to use Thuren 1.75" coils. That is what I have. Truck is level. I suspect the new trucks are the same.

if you go 3" you'll also need to lift the rear.
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Easiest way to level with air assist on a 3500 is to use Thuren 1.75" coils. That is what I have. Truck is level. I suspect the new trucks are the same.

if you go 3" you'll also need to lift the rear.
I want to lift the rear only to maintain regular factory height I would have had with out the air suspension.
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Easiest way to level with air assist on a 3500 is to use Thuren 1.75" coils. That is what I have. Truck is level. I suspect the new trucks are the same.

if you go 3" you'll also need to lift the rear.
Thanks for the input! Did you notice a difference in ride on your coils? Do you think the 2013 plus springs will work fine on the 19’s?

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Thanks for the input! Did you notice a difference in ride on your coils? Do you think the 2013 plus springs will work fine on the 19ís?
The ride is way softer, and if you get his shocks the damping is far more effective than stock.

My personal preference would be for a bit stiffer (I've had KORE, Carli and Thuren) but it is fine once you get used to it.

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Easiest way to level with air assist on a 3500 is to use Thuren 1.75" coils. That is what I have. Truck is level. I suspect the new trucks are the same.

if you go 3" you'll also need to lift the rear.
I was under the impression that the rear air suspension trucks were essentially reverse leveled to begin with. If putting 1.75Ē coils in the front, wouldnít that give a reverse rake?

Nice looking truck btw. Mind sharing your tire/wheel combo?
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I was under the impression that the rear air suspension trucks were essentially reverse leveled to begin with. If putting 1.75” coils in the front, wouldn’t that give a reverse rake?

Nice looking truck btw. Mind sharing your tire/wheel combo?
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3500's ride 1" higher in front than 2500's. Air assist trucks are about 2" lower in the rear than spring trucks, making them almost level. Thuren's 1.75" springs give 3/4" of front lift. Just enough to make the truck perfectly level.

Wheels are Method NV, 20x9 with 18mm offset and 5.75" backspacing. Tires are Nitto Ridge Grappler 35x12.50.

Tire tread is at the edge of the stock fender flares (don't stick out much like my buddy's truck with 4.5" backspacing) and no rubbing yet, even though I haven't done any trimming.

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I ordered the 1.75” springs for my 19 3500 with air ride and will be getting them put on next week. I’m hoping it sits level and fits my new wheels and 35’s without rubbing.

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I ordered the 1.75Ē springs for my 19 3500 with air ride and will be getting them put on next week. Iím hoping it sits level and fits my new wheels and 35ís without rubbing.
Please share pics once installed.

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Finally got my truck yesterday. Had the dealer put on a 2 inch Zone leveling kit and 35x12.5 Ridge Grapplers. Stock rims for now but will get something with more offset later. Mostly happy with it though it is just slightly reverse-leveled. 1.75 is probably perfect. I will likely swap out for springs later as I donít necessarily like spacers.

I would love to bring the rear up an inch or two, but it seems that is where you are really limited with the rear air trucks (at least without voiding warranty on the air system which seems like a bad idea with 30 miles on the truck). Probably best to keep it the way it is anyways since I will be towing a 5er.






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