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5 lug Leveling Kit

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by JMCTacoma, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Jan 11, 2011 at 10:53 PM
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    JMCTacoma

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    Need your suggestions, I have a base reg cab, and I have been doing some researching, I am aiming to just lift the truck up a little to match the height of the rear would a leveling kit fix this (suggestions?). Or should i go straight to a ready lift kit? has anybody just done the leveling kit?
     
  2. Jan 11, 2011 at 10:59 PM
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  3. Jan 12, 2011 at 5:06 AM
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  4. Jan 19, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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    save your money wait for the mid travel kit if you even think you might take it offroad. A midtravel front with longer shackles in the rear will go a lot farther than spacer/aal. Also shackle lifts are better than aal.

    If not then a spacer in the front is fine and then run 235's or 30 inch tires.
     
  5. Jan 20, 2011 at 11:18 AM
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    Thank for the info! Im thinking at this point i might just go the spacer route, Im already running 235's and I like the look of it. how big of a spacer would I have to go to match the stock height of the rear? I was thinking 2" ?
     
  6. Jan 24, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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    yes 2 inches would just about level it out.
     
  7. Jan 27, 2011 at 4:59 PM
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    I leveled mine by using 1" lowering blocks in the rear. Got rid of that awful gap. This is the only pic I have right now. Lower pic before; pic in snow after

    Snow Blizzard   01.10.11   truck 006.jpg
     
  8. Feb 15, 2011 at 12:06 AM
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    I ordered a 2.75" front only a few days ago. Will install this weekend and post pics. I'm sure I'll be looking a little ass heavy but we'll see
     
  9. Feb 16, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    Sweet, cant wait for the pics, just curious, Which kit did you decide to go with?
     
  10. Feb 16, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    I actually only ordered the front strut spacers. nothing for the rear. They just got delivered and I can't wait to do it. I'm sure I'll end up having to do AAL though.
     
  11. Feb 16, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    Oh and from fat bob's garage :)
     
  12. Feb 17, 2011 at 2:13 PM
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    fat bob FTW! got my 5 lug lift kit from them.
     
  13. Feb 19, 2011 at 2:55 PM
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    did you get it installed yet? i was also thinking about just get the front spacer. but i wanted to see how it looked first.
     
  14. Feb 19, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    Nope get it done monday :) :) $350 installed and aligned. However, the shop i'm taking it to are also doing a 1" block in the rear so I would post a pic of just the front spacers but since they're doing the rear now too it would really show how it'd look with just spacers. the shop owner said and I agree with him, that with only the 2.75" in the front it'd make the front about 1" taller than the ass.
     
  15. Feb 19, 2011 at 5:56 PM
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    ya i was wondering because the guy that is going to install mine said that i should just put the spacers on the front so that way i keep the factory ride height in the back so its not as stiff with a AAL.

    but i figured it will look weird with the front to high so i told him i wanted to bring the rear up a bit.

    you going to put some bigger tires or are you going to keep you 235's
     
  16. Feb 19, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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    Well I literally just bought my tires. So depending on how much the place I got em from will buy them back and sell me bigger ones for will determine if I get bigger ones. I think my 235s will look kinda goofy but we'll see. Plus I think my 4 banger wouldn't have fun pushing a bigger tire.

    As far the rear goes the guy I went to said that I should definitely do the rear just not AAL. He strongly rec'd a 1" block instead of AAL. make the ride a little smoother.

    What's the length of the front spacers you were checking out?
     
  17. Feb 19, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    oh and my buddy and I are doing the it all in my garage now. He said he knows what he's doing and this way I could save $200. I wonder how easy it is to do, the directions are pretty intimidating
     
  18. Feb 19, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    i think he said it was 2.5"

    he said he could fab up a 6" suspension lift for me and install it for 1800. but i figured theres no point in having a 2wd 4 cylinder with a 6" lift.
     
  19. Feb 19, 2011 at 10:25 PM
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    Yeah with the tires it'd take to fill up the room in the fenders and stuff would but slow you down bad. as if we dont go slow enough :/ lol but that'd look pretty sweet
     
  20. Feb 19, 2011 at 10:26 PM
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    you cant lift it 6 inches.... not without replacing the frame....

    they gayed our frames that way
     
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