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Lift w/ Rake or Lift & Level?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by All Beef Taco, Apr 21, 2010.

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Lift w/ Rake or Lift & Level?

  1. I lifted and maintained rake

    204 vote(s)
    46.9%
  2. I lifted and levelled

    232 vote(s)
    53.3%
  1. Apr 21, 2010 at 3:57 PM
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    All Beef Taco

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    I'm curious to see what most folks have done with their given lifts setups. Did you lift and level, or did you lift and maintain a rake? Please chime in with your setup specs and height measurements if possible.
     
  2. Apr 21, 2010 at 4:04 PM
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    ajohnson

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    I installed 5100's at 1.75" in the front and 1.5" aal's and 5100's in the back. I was hoping to have just a slight rake like the factory stance and it came out pretty close. I often carry loads and do not want to sag and bottom out.
     
  3. Apr 21, 2010 at 4:38 PM
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    jandrews

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  4. Apr 21, 2010 at 4:47 PM
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    All Beef Taco

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    Guess I should also have asked: if you lifted and kept a rake, what is your height difference front and back, post-lift?
     
  5. Apr 21, 2010 at 4:52 PM
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    kilgoja

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    i got 5100s all around with OME 883 lifting springs which raised the front about 1 1/2"-2".....so it still has a rake but the rake is only about an inch rather than the almost 3" rake it had stock

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Apr 21, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    ktmrider

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    I have rake, I dont want it but its there.
    OME 9000s with 885s
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    [​IMG]

    This was a few months ago, its almost gone now just on the drivers side there is still the rake, but i just picked up the .25 spacer so it will be gone soon
     
  7. Apr 21, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    dylandercole

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    I have 3'' of lift in the front and 2.5'' in the rear. Its about an inch higher in the rear. I love how the rake on mine looks
     
  8. Apr 21, 2010 at 5:57 PM
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    whitebread

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    I really wish I had a rake but my truck is pretty level (rake measures 1/4"). I am sure it is due to my fiberglass topper weighing a couple hundred pounds. I have actually been thinking of going to some dakar rear leafs to get the rear up a little higher than my 1.5" AAL. I really liked the way the truck sat with rear suspension tsb, no top, and stock suspension.
     
  9. Apr 21, 2010 at 6:07 PM
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    tacobo670

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    y would u wanna lift n not level it? mite as well not lift at all
     
  10. Apr 21, 2010 at 6:08 PM
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    I maitained a rake. I have billy all around set 2.5 in the front and a toytec AAL. My rear is about 1 inch higher at the most.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Apr 21, 2010 at 11:27 PM
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    Mine has leveled out pretty well.
     
  12. Apr 22, 2010 at 12:35 AM
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    looks to me like your 885's sagged.
     
  13. Apr 22, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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    At first I had mine level cause I left out one of the leafs to keep it level. Then I was having bottoming out problems when I was off road and having a heavy load in the bed. So I installed the other leaf and now I have the rake. Similiar to stock. I like it and truck rides better to me. Just my 2 cents.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Apr 25, 2010 at 7:27 AM
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    Slight rake.
     
  15. Apr 25, 2010 at 8:06 AM
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    I have been noticing that almost all of the lifted domestics I see around town have a negative rake. I don't get it.
     
  16. Apr 25, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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    cuz when you haul something in the back the front will be alot higher than the rear if it's perfectly level when nothing is in the back....the rake is there so when you haul something the truck will still sit pretty level...plus it just looks better to have a rake...the problem is the factory rake is just too much...mine was 3"...now it is 1" and when i put my atv in the back it's pretty much level.....and it gives you more room under the front wheel well to fit bigger tires in there too
     
  17. Apr 25, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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  18. Apr 25, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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    I don't like trucks that sit ass high. Level or reverse raked is my fave. I prefer a little ass low, but just a little.
     
  19. Apr 25, 2010 at 2:33 PM
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  20. Apr 25, 2010 at 3:26 PM
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