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Need help on leveling my truck

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by jwj202, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Nov 6, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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    jwj202

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    I am trying to level my 2010 DCSB but dont know to much about leveling kits. i want BFGoodrich KM2 tires 285/75/16. Yes i know im going to have to cut a lot but what is the best and cheapest way to get 2.5 inches of lift in the front to level the truck.

    Post links also if you have any.
     
  2. Nov 6, 2012 at 5:22 PM
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    Bilstein 5100s set at 1.75 will level the truck nicely. You can run 285s with that amount of lift but you'll have to trim
     
  3. Nov 6, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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    will i have to do anything to the back or could i leave it stock without it riding like a wood wagon?
     
  4. Nov 6, 2012 at 6:04 PM
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    if you set the billies at 1.75 you wont have to add anything to the rear. if you set them at 2.5 (most do to run 285's) you will need an AAL to be level...
     
  5. Nov 6, 2012 at 8:37 PM
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    So front set at 2.5 with stock coils and stock rear shock with rear AAL will level the truck with no rake?
     
  6. Nov 6, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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    It'll ride rough with billies maxed out at 2.5...
     
  7. Nov 6, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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    truck only has 39k miles on it. Would a 2.5 inch strut spacer ride better?
     
  8. Nov 6, 2012 at 10:11 PM
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    Nope.....will be worse! I wouldn't go above 1.75" or get some coilovers!
     
  9. Nov 7, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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    1.75" wont level it though or will it
     
  10. Nov 7, 2012 at 4:40 PM
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    Factory rear is 1.5" higher than the front.....search for some pics, I know guys here have done that!

    The .85" setting is a good option too and will allow you to fit a bigger tire once you trim!
     
  11. Nov 10, 2012 at 2:47 PM
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    When people say trim, what is actually getting trimmed? Plastic, metal? Anyone have pics of what they had to trim?
     
  12. Nov 13, 2012 at 4:56 PM
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    anyone have pics of front bilstein shock at 2.75" with 33" tires. Please post pics
     
  13. Nov 14, 2012 at 10:26 AM
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    Bump!
     
  14. Nov 14, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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    anyone with front billys at 2.75 inches and stock coils with 33" tires?
     
  15. Nov 14, 2012 at 8:43 PM
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    I thought they only went up to 2.5?
     
  16. Nov 15, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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    just put the truck in the shop. 285/75/16 km2's with billys at 1.75" and stock rear. will have pics tomarrow
     
  17. Nov 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM
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    IMO get an above coil spacer rather than compressing your stock coils. it will ride nicer, and is cheaper.

    I have a 3'' front spacer, and a 1'' rear block, sits level
     
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