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Lift kit or leveling kit

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by RyanK1, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Jun 12, 2011 at 10:07 PM
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    RyanK1

    RyanK1 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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.

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  2. Jun 12, 2011 at 10:14 PM
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    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?
     
  3. Jun 12, 2011 at 10:31 PM
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    "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?

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  4. Jun 12, 2011 at 10:36 PM
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    same shit as everyone else
    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.
     
  5. Jun 12, 2011 at 10:40 PM
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    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.
     
  6. Jun 12, 2011 at 10:50 PM
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    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
     
  7. Jun 13, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    Hey now, be nice :p
     
  8. Jun 16, 2011 at 2:46 AM
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    Fixed...
     
  9. Jun 16, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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    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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