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Old 04-13-2014, 04:40 PM   #1
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Level it 1", 1.5"?

I see the 2.5-3" kits and the rear AAL to lift the whole truck. Is there a method to just raise it the inch it is off in front without going to the big 2.5" minimum style kit?

Anyone know the ratio of actual lift from say a 1/2" strut top spacer? I could have a buddy machine out a custom set if I come up with a spec.

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Old 04-15-2014, 07:32 AM   #2
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I guess nobody has played with this?

Could a guy with a front lift do me a favor, can you post the actual height of the spacer above your strut and the true lift gained at the fender?

Appreciate it!
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:46 AM   #3
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why not just get the full leveling kit, i just saw a guy post up a fatbobs full lift kit new in box for 150? I'd imagine custom machining a small spacer would be almost the same price?
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Get 5100's for the front, set at .85".
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I don't need or want the full lift as I'm already on the edge of needing gears to use it as I need it on stock 215/70-15 tires.

The $ isn't the issue, more just what I really want from the truck, and I can trim up a set of spacers for just about zero $ anyway. There isn't much to it if I can still use the stock studs. It would just be a round plate with 4 holes in it.
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Get 5100's for the front, set at .85".

Is this a coil over or an adjustable length strut?
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5100's are the shock that goes in the coil. They are adjustable at 4 increments: 0", .85", 1.75", and 2.5".
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Well, I built my own leveling kit. I bought a 3" front spacer off eBay, chopped the top n bottom plates off the center tube and spaced them apart with large nuts, welded in place, to create a 7/8" spacer. Bolted in, I got a 1.75" lift, bringing me right about a quarter inch or less higher than the rear. Close enough for me.

I'm running 30x9.50 on stock steelies and love the extra clearance for my front hitch bike rack. I just adjusted the headlights, which was stupid easy.

4.10 gears, might be a tad tall for my needs with the 30s but it'll do for now. I'd not try a second gear start but still better feeling than stock tires and 3.31 gears.
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