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Old 06-23-2014, 06:22 PM   #1
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Default Lift kit or Leveling kit?

Hello all,
just wondering if anyone can help me make my decision between a Rough Country 4 inch lift kit or 2.5 inch leveling kit. I have heard both positive and negative reviews with both. I want to run 33" tires and I am aware I can run them with each kit . Anyone have any experience with either kit? any advice will be helpful!


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I recently installed a Rough Country 4 inch kit with shocks and stabilizer. Installation went well, no issues with kit. Plenty of issues with removal of my stock components. Lots of rusted bolts and everything worn out. With the replacement of every bushing/ball joint/tie rod, and cleaning/painting, took longer than anticipated.
I haven't put alot a miles on yet, but I am very pleased with the results. Truck seams to drive as before; suspension not rough/stiff/harsh as others have reviewed. No rub with 33x10.5x15's on stock wheels. Kit was complete, only suggestion is if you are wanting to "flex" the suspension to the max then get the extended brake hoses. Stock ones work, but at full droop they are maxed out. Decide what you want the truck to do, then build it the way you want. Good luck.
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hey thanks a lot very helpful and truck looks deadly! would you recommend the steering stabilizer being an older truck?
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id get the 4" if you bought the 2.5" you will want to go higher down the road. also id suggest the steering stabilizers.

also id suggest getting extended brake lines if you plan on flexing the truck out at all.
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Here's the kit I purchased:
http://www.sdtrucksprings.com/index....oducts_id=1370

Came complete with steering stabilizer. Drove truck with and without. Didn't notice a difference, but bet it will help on rough rutted roads with bigger tires.
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I recently installed a Rough Country 4 inch kit with shocks and stabilizer. Installation went well, no issues with kit. Plenty of issues with removal of my stock components. Lots of rusted bolts and everything worn out. With the replacement of every bushing/ball joint/tie rod, and cleaning/painting, took longer than anticipated.
I haven't put alot a miles on yet, but I am very pleased with the results. Truck seams to drive as before; suspension not rough/stiff/harsh as others have reviewed. No rub with 33x10.5x15's on stock wheels. Kit was complete, only suggestion is if you are wanting to "flex" the suspension to the max then get the extended brake hoses. Stock ones work, but at full droop they are maxed out. Decide what you want the truck to do, then build it the way you want. Good luck.
What is the height to top of the wheel arches now? Looks good.
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~37 1/2" front; ~39" rear
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