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Old 03-19-2014, 11:12 PM   #1
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bare with me thru this long *** question plz...me and some of my friends put my hell bent steel 2.5" leveling kit on my 2008 lariat 2wd and surprisingly it sits a lot higher than I thought it would(front and back 37" from wheel well to ground" , so we put my buddies 315/75/16 on just to see how it looked and it looked great...I thought those tires would have been huge on my truck compared to his 10,000,000 inch lift but it looked only an inch or two bigger than my factory tires(265/60/18)....so my question is.....should I put a 3" body lift on too, and run some 35's or just leave the leveling kit on and put some 33's???(BC I want at least a 4 inch gap from top of tire to wheel well) stock or aftermarket rims?? all pics would be GREATLY appreciated thx
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also a new bull guard would be next thing I get
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Body lifts are a pain to do on these trucks. Very expensive to get put on or very labor intensive to put on. Also it will look kind of half-assed... That's the best way to put it, unless you go all out and relocate your tow hooks, raise your hitch if you have one, get step rails to hide the frame, get gap guards. After expenses you might as well just get a 4" or 6" suspension lift and do it right. I would stick with 33s and your level.
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You can tuck 35's no problem with a 2.5 level..
I've got 35x12.5 r20's with no rub on a 2.5 level..

A 3inch might get you a bit higher, but its gonna put a bit more stress on the CV's and ball joints.. If you do a body lift it would definitely give you the "lifted" truck look for cheap.

If you are aspiring for more lift eventually, then keep the spacer and buy a 4" lift. They look perfect in my opinion. Plus you could always add the spacer on top for more lift.. The body lifts leave a lot of gaps, and they expose the frame and tow hooks.
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damn especial ur truck looks great...my truck is black too and I like the way u blacked urs out
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If you are aspiring for more lift eventually, then keep the spacer and buy a 4" lift. They look perfect in my opinion. Plus you could always add the spacer on top for more lift.. The body lifts leave a lot of gaps, and they expose the frame and tow hooks.






everyone is telling me the pain im putting on my joints and that's something that will prob be something I always deal with but my friends can replace that stuff easy and cheap...can u explain the 4-6 inch lift u r talking about?
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OP has a 2wd. And 33s are the biggest you can fit with just a level on 2wd. 4-6 inch would a suspension lift. Around $1500 plus install. You could probably install it easily though.
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You can tuck 35's no problem with a 2.5 level.. I've got 35x12.5 r20's with no rub on a 2.5 level.. A 3inch might get you a bit higher, but its gonna put a bit more stress on the CV's and ball joints.. If you do a body lift it would definitely give you the "lifted" truck look for cheap. If you are aspiring for more lift eventually, then keep the spacer and buy a 4" lift. They look perfect in my opinion. Plus you could always add the spacer on top for more lift.. The body lifts leave a lot of gaps, and they expose the frame and tow hooks.
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so where do I get this 4 inch extra lift at? my buddies r just telling me if I want some more gap they will put some hockey pucks under my frame lol..hey it works haha so what body lift should I get if I want the 35's and a nice gap from the top of tire to wheel well?...oh and im putting some MT's on my truck too just so u know...I know that adds to the clearance
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If you are aspiring for more lift eventually, then keep the spacer and buy a 4" lift. They look perfect in my opinion. Plus you could always add the spacer on top for more lift.. The body lifts leave a lot of gaps, and they expose the frame and tow hooks. everyone is telling me the pain im putting on my joints and that's something that will prob be something I always deal with but my friends can replace that stuff easy and cheap...can u explain the 4-6 inch lift u r talking about?
To explain the lift: You can buy a 4" lift kit, skip the body lift, and add your 2.5 leveling spacer on top of your lifted struts.. You will however need to buy longer front struts and forgo the spacers some lift kits provide to extend the stock struts, in order to safely run your level spacer.. Unless you buy a lift kit that includes the lift struts, then you can just use the level spacer on them..

Or just buy a 6", 8", or even a 12" lift kit if you know you want to go big or go home.

But I think 35's look perfect on 4" lifts and leveled trucks. Zone, and rancho make a 4" kit. But the rancho kit is unfortunately discontinued..
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