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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys I could use some help on leveling kits. Which kit is better and which would ya'll chose cause im planning on getting one in the next couple months thanks.

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https://superlift.com/2in-dodge-fron...dodge/ram-2500

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3" but Carli is tough to beat in your year and you can upgrade anytime.
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Thanks for your input Danderson, I was looking to have under 2.5" of level in the front cause I want to try keep it as stock as possible without changing much But I will definitely look into it.
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Any of the metal spacers should be close in quality, just choose the cheapest one. If you want a nicer ride, Thuren has a 2" soft coil that I have ran on 3 different trucks now and the ride is much nicer than spacers. Ive got a set of 2" metal spacers in the garage I'll sell cheap

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Are they new or used and how much would you let em go for?
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They are used. I pulled them off in favor of the Thuren coils. $55 shipped
Pm me your number or email and ill get you some pics

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I have a 2.5" Hell Bent Steel. Good quality and they're priced right. They are like 70 bucks and come in color if you're interested.

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best choice PERIOD....is a coil replacement.

this allows rates to change and improve ride.

Thuren offers a 2" which nets 2.75 on a 2 gen and settles to 2.5"

the important part is know the remaining geometry and what is about to happen...

either parts ARE worn or they WILL wear, and if just a coil or spacer is used....your front end is out of whack.

caster angles are incorrect, the track bar is too short and your axle is shifted to the left not to mention the control arm length now pulling the axle rearward and your shiney new tires hit the body and driver side control arm.

CALL CJC OFFROAD, THUREN, CARLI or the like. they can explain...TGC, sure they may say otherwise as they are looking to sell...the listed above, cares about ride and performance.
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Ok thanks guys and 98whitelightnin i dont think ill get the spacers after knowing what it does to the front end but thanks anyway does anyone have anyone have any more info on the 2" coils?
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what do you want to know....

there are options, but a 2.5 coil sits a 2 gen dead level in most cases.

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call paul at cjc...coil or spacer, front geometry doesnt change.

it will end up the same with both.


do it right the first time.

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Ok so ya'll think goin with the coils is best? Ill try call Paul at when i get back home later next week.
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