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Old 04-09-2018, 10:14 PM
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I was thinking about getting the Supreme Suspensions 2" leveling kit for the front of my 2018. Does anyone have experience installing this kit? Worth it? I want to bring the front of my truck level. Will that mess with the factory warranty? Thank you.

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In May 2017, I did the Supreme Suspensions 3.5./2" suspension lift kit (basically the same process for the front as the leveling kit.)
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check out the most recent Amazon review:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00V5J6EA0/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1#customerReviews https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00V5J6EA0/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1#customerReviews

for an update, I just had my driver CV joint blow this weekend. 36,600 miles. Like partial grenade. (less than 12k after install of lift.) It was driveable but barely and not long. I first took to a legit 4x4 shop, and they looked at it and said while the angle was very steep, they didn't think my lift kit was the cause. They also said that while they recommended for long term durability I swap kits into a real lift kit complete with diff drop down and/or CV axle replacement; I should be OK to just do a warranty claim and I should be good to go from here on out.

So I took it to one of my local dealers, and while I got a lot of questions as to who did the lift, when, blah blah blah, they did eventually replace the CV joint under my just purchased extended warranty. (Seriously, I bought it with about 35,600 miles.) After the repair was done, the service manager said that this was a one time deal and if it happened again they would blame the lift kit and not cover it under warranty.

So there you go. I don't think the 2" is going to do anything extreme to the geometry of the suspension. But anything more than that might.
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Just a quick note on the motofab 2" leveling kit on my 2018 SC KR FX4. I found that on my truck, the need to clock the top of the strut was real and I used a floor mount spring compressor to do it. I also confirmed that like many other 2018's, no amount of reasonable force would get the lower strut bolts to budge including a floor mounted hydraulic press. I just had to work around that by getting massive leverage on the lower control arm after loosing the control arm nuts. Got the alignment checked and needed the expected toe adjustment. I also needed to re-aim the headlights slightly.

The pics are on a slight incline unfortunately. On level ground the truck appears perfectly level.

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I added a Rough Country 2 inch level kit. I like it
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Thanks as a new truck owner this was very informative and helpful.
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I haven't seen anybody mention the Eibach Stage 1 lift/ level kits yet. This a lifted spring and adjustable shock set up very similar to the 5100's with a less harsh valving set up. I installed them on my 2017 4x4 and love them. This truck will never see high speed off-roading but it does handle light chop and bumps at moderate speeds pretty well. Also they make everything in California and are open to give tours if you get your parts installed with them!

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Sweet setup I have Fox Shocks and I would never go back.
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Cool Aftermarket Shocks Limited

Hi there C3MAN. I see you've replaced your shocks with Bilsteins 5100ís on your 2018 Limited. Do you notice any substantial or better driving characteristics after the shock upgrade? It may be tough to answer considering you've also upgraded the rear with a leaf and the rear sway bar. I'm considering upgrading the standard shocks on my 2019 Limited, without lifting or using a level kit, and am wondering if it is worth the upgrade or if the stock units hold there own.
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I can honestly say I definitely feel the improved ride in the truck. I’m very pleased and would recommend this
setup to anyone. I pulled a 8600 lb. trailer last week and had no complaints. Good luck, you won’t regret it.
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