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What constitutes "level"

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by macgyver, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. Sep 10, 2010 at 12:14 PM
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    macgyver

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    Just figured I would get opinions on what people consider a "level" truck. I see many pictures of people saying they "leveled" out their truck when to me it looks nose-high. Personally I prefer a slight amount of rake, it keeps your truck from looking like the rear is sagging.

    Discuss amongst yourselves :D
     
  2. Sep 10, 2010 at 12:42 PM
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    Pugga

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    Well, sense you said you were looking for opinions, a level truck is when you've lifted the front and not the back so the second you put anything in the bed your truck looks overloaded.

    For me, the only way my truck will ever sit level is with a lot of weight in the bed or towing a heavy trailer.
     
  3. Sep 10, 2010 at 12:42 PM
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    Bama_TACO

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    My defenition would be that the fender gap is the same in the front as it is in the rear. From the factory the rear has more gap. I agree that I see a lot of people saying they leveled their truck and it looks like the front is higher than the back.
     
  4. Sep 10, 2010 at 1:42 PM
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    bjmoose

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    I'm with you guys. Think an empty truck looks right with some rake.

    "Levelled" trucks often look to me like they've got a bed full of sand.
     
  5. Sep 10, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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    I leveled mine with a set of Donahoe coilovers. I then installed a set of air bags in the rear to ensure that no matter what kind of load I threw in the back, it would stay level.
     
  6. Sep 11, 2010 at 1:50 AM
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    I guess what ever you are happy with as the owner...:D I like a little rake.

    Cheers!

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  7. Sep 11, 2010 at 11:29 AM
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    lasllc

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    level is level; put a 3 foot bubble level on the door frame and see what it says. If you want it level with your usual load - load the truck and use the level to see what you need to do; pretty easy with air lifts in back and a "leveling kit" in front, set a smidge high. Course maybe thats not "cool".
     
  8. Sep 11, 2010 at 4:56 PM
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    OZ-T

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    ^^^ this would only work if the truck was on dead level ground . For example , if the truck was sitting with the front tires 2" uphill of the rear , you could have a 2" rake and the level would still indicate that it was level .

    Level to me is the same measurement front and back to the underside of the fenders , with the truck on level ground . I personally like the factory rake .
     
  9. Sep 12, 2010 at 7:43 AM
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    1) Frankly I thought this was too patently obvious to mention; but the OP did ask "what is level".

    2) I agree, although I picked mine up 3/4 inch in front when I put the 5100's all aaround.
     
  10. Sep 12, 2010 at 11:21 AM
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