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06 4X4 leveling kit options

Hello, first post...

I have finally hit the 215,000 mile mark and figured it was time start upgrading it to version 2.0

SO, as I was driving into town this morning I saw a reflection and thought since we are in the mood, lets go ahead and lift the front to match the back closely... Does anybody have recommendations on kits and pros and cons. I'll get a few pics to show reference.

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Welcome to Cumminsforum!

I used to have a Thuren spring leveling kit... pics in post #1 with the H2 wheels in this thread.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/3...-makeover.html

I had spacers, then 3" Kore springs, then 2" Thuren springs and now back to stock. The thurens were the best



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Carli leveling kit with fox 2.0s and be done. Cant beat the ride.

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I have a pair of procomp level spacers I'll give you for free if you pay shipping. At least you will see if you need anything else.
I took them off installed carli springs and shocks, synergy steering kit and thuren control arms.

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I reverse leveled mine, first by removing the rear lower overload, but I decided I need it so put it back and removed two of the three factory spacers. Sits nearly level, rides great, nothing to worry about or deal with up front. Love how it looks too. Theses trucks are plenty high as is for any task.

Remember, you want it just a little higher in the rear for it to look level. If its truly leveled perfectly it will look nose high.




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Thanks for all the opinions... The man that I bought the truck from was a massive " it came from the factory perfect" fan. That has influenced me to take a tame approach about updates. I am curious about dropping the rear as to not loose my MPG. this thing is driven mostly on Hwy. Plus I got my wife to pull my truck into the garage and noticed i dont have a lot of room up there to go higher.

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It's going to steer different and take bumps differently.. and it won't be confidence inspiring.
The front end will not feel as planted

If your going to lift it, I'd do a high end / high dollar full lift kit from a reliable company.
If your trying to save a few bucks and just use a set of coil spacers, you'll end up regretting it and spending more money trying to make it right.. and it'll never be right.


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Thanks for all the opinions... The man that I bought the truck from was a massive " it came from the factory perfect" fan. That has influenced me to take a tame approach about updates. I am curious about dropping the rear as to not loose my MPG. this thing is driven mostly on Hwy. Plus I got my wife to pull my truck into the garage and noticed i dont have a lot of room up there to go higher.
Like b.lee said above me, if you do "lift" the front end, you will want a good kit that addresses the issues with bringing the front end up. Those spacer lifts are garbage. Even still, you will be thousands in before its a solid, reliable, functional lift. I personally will never lift again.

Lowering the rear is pretty easy. You can pull 2 spacer blocks (there should be 3), 1 of them is needed to space out the bolt heads holding the pack together. This will maintain the factory ride and reliability (I think it drives a bit nicer with the rear lower closer to the front actually) It give you a good looking level stance, still a 1/2" higher in the back actually. but it looks good. LMK if you want tips on doing that job.

I run my truck, with 285/75 tires, I will also NOT be going back to /75 when these wear out. The truck is sloppy unless they are filled to max 80psi. I will go back to 285/70, possibly even 265/70.


EDIT: Same boat for me, my truck has only 1.5" going into my garage. I need to pay attention next time i have my tires at max to make sure it still clears.

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Thanks, I accidentally order 285 75 as well... 3 years ago... I did get a extra mile or so on fuel MPG. I may do the same thing.

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Snapped a couple showing mine with 2/3 stock spacers removed...






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Welcome to the forum! As mentioned here Carli and Thuren are our best selling kits. Shoot me a PM if you’d like some pricing!

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