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Height difference

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by MWink, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. Sep 3, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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    MWink

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    is there any visual height difference between a 2 inch leveling kit and a 3 inch suspension lift?
     
  2. Sep 3, 2011 at 1:46 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Depends if the 3" suspension kit is lifting the rear as well .
     
  3. Sep 3, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    Konaborne

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    The 3" suspension lift is an inch higher.







    All asshattery aside, that that 1" difference is noticeable, especially since the back isnt lifted at all with the spacer leveling kit. (assuming the back is lifted)

    Stay away from spacers if you can though



    EDIT: damnit OZ. Did it really take me 3 mins to type this?
     
  4. Sep 3, 2011 at 1:50 PM
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    omfg you mean 3 inchs is one more than 2!?!?!?!? where did you learn your math cuz man thats amazing
     
  5. Sep 3, 2011 at 1:52 PM
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    I went to teh kewl skools.
     
  6. Sep 3, 2011 at 1:55 PM
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  7. Sep 3, 2011 at 2:33 PM
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    i knew it was an 1 inch higher in the front and possibly the back, just didn't know if it was a big enough difference to upgrade.
     
  8. Sep 3, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    A leveling kit does just that , levels the truck .

    A suspension lift doesn't necessarily level the truck , for instance if you lift 3" in front and back , you will be 3" higher but with the factory rake
     
  9. Sep 6, 2011 at 12:32 AM
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    I had a Ready Lift leveling kit for the front of my 04 D-cab and their 1" block under my rear factory leafs. The leveling kit raised the front 2 inches. I added the block to the rear, as the leveling spaces had the front higher than the back.

    I just recently replaced my rear leafs with the Alcan 5-leaf packs and put Toytec coilovers and LR ucas on the front. The new leafs lifted the back about 1.5" inches over stock. The coilovers lifted the front 3" over stock. To answer the question, "Is there a visual height difference between a 2" leveling kit and a 3" suspension lift?"--yes. I can tell the difference between the two on my truck. I am getting it aligned tomorrow. I will take some new pics of it after I get it back and post the before and after pics.
     
  10. Sep 7, 2011 at 7:56 PM
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    alright, thanks guys! that will be on my list to upgrade. will my 265/65/18 look to small on a 3 inch?
     
  11. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    I have 275/65/18's, 3" lift in front and 1.5" AAl in the rear. love the way it looks.

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  12. Dec 25, 2011 at 10:05 PM
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    alright, since then i have installed a 3 inch lift and i'd like to know if the lift kit gave me a "true" 3 inches. measuring from the ground to the fender it's 38 inches in the front and 39 in the back.
     
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