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leveling kit

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by bobbybreach, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Jan 23, 2013 at 7:51 AM
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    bobbybreach

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    hey guys i searched and searched but didnt find exactly what i was looking for. i have a 09 stock TRD and all i want to do is level the front with the rear. is a 2.5" too high, low, or is it perfect?

    thanks guys
     
  2. Jan 23, 2013 at 7:53 AM
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    also anyone with pics of a 2.5" leveling kit on there taco would be most appretiated.
     
  3. Jan 23, 2013 at 7:55 AM
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    Go measure it, center of the hub to the fender and you can see exactly how much you need. It can vary due to the shape of you leafs and such. tacos have a "lean" which i believe is the driver side front sitting 1/4" higher then the passenger
     
  4. Jan 23, 2013 at 8:14 AM
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    I'd go with 5100's your have better shocks and they are adjustable to 0", .85", 1.75" and 2.5". Most people set them at .85"-1.75" to level their trucks.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2013 at 11:11 AM
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    ok great thanks
     
  6. Jan 23, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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    2.5" Leveling Kit
    I put a 2.5 leveling kit on mine and if you put a level on the bedrail it was level but didn't look it so I ended up putting 1.5 AAL and now it looks a lot better. Just slightly higher in the rear.
     
  7. Jan 23, 2013 at 11:23 AM
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    1.75 to 2 inches is perfectly level. I would almost guarantee that 2.5 will make you nose high.
     
  8. Jan 23, 2013 at 12:23 PM
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    so if i went with the 5100s at 2.5'' and the AAL 1.5" set up,i should be for the most part level with a little lift correct? any idea what size lift it actually came out to be? also this is my daily driver so it needs to still be smooth on the highway.
     
  9. Jan 23, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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    Typically 2.5 in the front and 1.5 in the rear comes out level.
     
  10. Jan 23, 2013 at 12:56 PM
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    danbow

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    I have the rear TSB and 5100's set at 1.75 in the front, truck sits almost dead level. Before the 5100's, I had 2.25 spacers and sat a little nose high... In my experience so far I like the 5100's better
     
  11. Mar 14, 2013 at 8:55 PM
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    I was wondering the same thing, I don't want anything major, I just want the front lifted a little to make the truck level, except I had the same concern I didn't want to look like I was always carrying a heavy load, so I wasn't sure what a good size was. Sounds like most people recommended 2", what did you go with?
     
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