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Old 07-28-2013, 04:18 PM   #271
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Default Yet another leveling question

Just joined this site, seems everyone here is very helpfull compared to other sites! so in order to get my right kit, i went out an measured my 2011 150 and it measures nearly 3 whole inches! Looking at pictures, it seems most peoples 2.5" puts the truck nose-high. Does mine sit alot lower than most, or do you actually get more lift than what the spacer advertises?? Dont like the rake look, but 3" seems like itd wear out junk fast... opinions???
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Are you sure you measured on completely level ground? 3" seems a bit much to me, I measured mine and it has about 2" rake. I've heard some guys on here recommend that you measure from the center of your wheel up to the fender to ensure you're getting an accurate measurement. Also, from what I've read on here a 3" level will probably tear up your suspension quicker than a 2 or less.
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Are you sure you measured on completely level ground? 3" seems a bit much to me, I measured mine and it has about 2" rake. I've heard some guys on here recommend that you measure from the center of your wheel up to the fender to ensure you're getting an accurate measurement. Also, from what I've read on here a 3" level will probably tear up your suspension quicker than a 2 or less.

remeasured to the hubcaps, 2" is the actual difference that way, thanks for the good idea. so now im thinking 2.5" spacers, and then replace the stock 1 5/8" rear blocks with 2.5" blocks, which should give me a big raise, and only have 3/8 of an inch of rake if my math is correct.
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QUESTION:
According to the sticky...
AutoSpring is a spacer? Mounts on top of upper strut mount.
Skyjacker is a coil spacer? Mounts one ring on top of upper strut mount and one ring below upper strut mount.

What affects stiffness of ride?
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QUESTION:
According to the sticky...
AutoSpring is a spacer? Mounts on top of upper strut mount.
Skyjacker is a coil spacer? Mounts one ring on top of upper strut mount and one ring below upper strut mount.

What affects stiffness of ride?
What will effect the quality of your ride will be any changes to the shock or preload placed on your coil spring. I know that the strut spacer will not effect either of these so ride quiality should remain unchanged. The coil spacer on the other hand I do not know. I am sure other guys know more than I.

On a seperate note, I am curious how the leveling kits, strut replacements and spacers, have effected component relaiblity for those of you who have been running them for some time now. I just installed rough country 2.5" spacers this weekend and am curious what I have to look forward to replacing.

I am not very concerned with replacing ball joints, although I would still like to hear what mileage people are achieving with theirs. I am more looking for if anyone has had CV issues or replacements since running with a leveling kit.

Thanks in advance!
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QUESTION:
According to the sticky...
AutoSpring is a spacer? Mounts on top of upper strut mount.
Skyjacker is a coil spacer? Mounts one ring on top of upper strut mount and one ring below upper strut mount.

What affects stiffness of ride?
Just spoke with Auto Spring and Skyjacker. Auto Spring said theirs does not affect ride stiffness or shock loading because the spacer is mounted on top of upper strut mounting bracket. It just "raises the suspension". Skyjacker said theirs "splits the difference" being about half on top and half under the upper story mount.

Does this sound correct?

Why are Skyjackers 4 aluminum rings $175? Auto Springs 2 welded metal units are $85. Seems a bit odd.
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Just spoke with Auto Spring and Skyjacker. Auto Spring said theirs does not affect ride stiffness or shock loading because the spacer is mounted on top of upper strut mounting bracket. It just "raises the suspension". Skyjacker said theirs "splits the difference" being about half on top and half under the upper story mount.

Does this sound correct?

Why are Skyjackers 4 aluminum rings $175? Auto Springs 2 welded metal units are $85. Seems a bit odd.
depends on what quality of metal is used. Aluminum is pricey compared to some other metals. Also Skyjacker has a little bit more of a name than Auto Springs in the market (though they are evening out) so Skyjacker can charge a bit more.
Just my thoughts though.
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Just givin an example to all these guys askin about leveling kits and whether their bad for their trucks or not.. I have a 2010 stx with 56k and a 2 1/2" leveling kit with toyo 285/70/17 (33's I think) I mud it frequent and she gets rode hard. I started hearing a clank when I turned and went over bumps. So I took her into the dealer cuz it's still got warranty. They replaced ball joints top and bottom on both sides, upper control arms, cv shafts on both sides, and hubs on both sides. Long story short, they WILL do damage if you mud your truck. I don't think daily driving would really hurt it too much.
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Just givin an example to all these guys askin about leveling kits and whether their bad for their trucks or not.. I have a 2010 stx with 56k and a 2 1/2" leveling kit with toyo 285/70/17 (33's I think) I mud it frequent and she gets rode hard. I started hearing a clank when I turned and went over bumps. So I took her into the dealer cuz it's still got warranty. They replaced ball joints top and bottom on both sides, upper control arms, cv shafts on both sides, and hubs on both sides. Long story short, they WILL do damage if you mud your truck. I don't think daily driving would really hurt it too much.
Did you remove your level before going to the dealership or did they do all the warranty work with them on there?
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Ok guys just joined this site I have an 01 supercrew fx4 I've been wanting to level it and I've read on older threads about leveling kits well I've been looking at the tuff country 2" leveling keys people say aftermarket keys are a waste of money just crank your stock torsion bars the aftermarket keys just allow you to over crank them but on these tuff country keys they say they give your truck the leveled look without having to crank your torsion bars http://www.suspensionconnection.com/...con/22906.html has anybody used these or just let me know on your opinions thanks.
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