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RyanK1 06-12-2011 11:07 PM

Lift kit or leveling kit
Hey everyone, had a question concerning the lift in my 06. I have been under the assumption that its a 3" lift up front and an 1-1/4" in the rear. I was told recently that it is actually a leveling kit.
Is there a difference, I would love to know what I am working with here. Thanks.




RyanK1 06-12-2011 11:14 PM

Thanks Idaho, and yes there is a block in the rear. So another question then, would this leveling kit be similar to an in-coil lift? Or are they one and the same?

RyanK1 06-12-2011 11:31 PM

"1. What the difference between a lift kit and a leveling kit? A lift kit lifts both the front and the rear of the vehicle. A leveling kit generally only lifts the front end so that the front and rear have the same amount of ground clearence."

I found this in that sticky thread. Now the front alone sounds like its just a leveling kit, but with the added block in the rear, does that not make it a lift kit. The Revtek website states that the kit includes both the front and rear components?


KalamaKid 06-12-2011 11:36 PM

A leveling kit and a lift kit are the same thing. A leveling kit just "lifts" the front end to be "level" with the back. You also have a block in the rear so the rear is "lifted" a little too. I would throw that hockey puck away ASAP and get some coil overs if you have the cash. Throw the block in rear away too and get yourself a ADD A Leaf. It'll ride 100 times better.

RyanK1 06-12-2011 11:40 PM

Thanks Kalamakid, appreciate the info. Believe me I would would love to swap them out, it does make for a rough ride. I wish I had the cash to make the change, but the family and I are just getting ready to buy our first house, so the truck is on the back burner for a little while.

RyanK1 06-12-2011 11:50 PM


Originally Posted by Idaholandho (Post 3302143)
x2. Not to mention could be unsafe due to your unfamiliar(ness?) with the installer and product depending on use. Good luck with the house and the truck.

Thank you and I agree, something that Im not too familiar with. The truck was handed down to me after my father passed away this past February, he purchased it as it is now. I'm just trying to learn as much about it as I can, so I dont sound like an idiot :confused: Thanks for the help you guys

RyanK1 06-13-2011 08:30 PM


Originally Posted by Idaholandho (Post 3304184)
You are by far an idiot if you are trying to learn. I learn every day.

Hey now, be nice :p

Eldowr 06-16-2011 03:46 AM


Originally Posted by Idaholandho (Post 3304184)
You are by far not an idiot if you are trying to learn. I learn every day.


RyanK1 06-16-2011 05:28 PM


Originally Posted by Eldowr (Post 3316423)

Heheh, thanks :p

Im not really planning on doing much more to the truck, the interior still smells like him, so Im always reminded when I get inside. Miss him lots :(

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