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Old 08-03-2007, 09:23 PM
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Which leveling kit for me?

I want a leveling kit which type and/or brand should I get?
 
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Old 08-03-2007, 09:51 PM
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I really like Fabtech's products. I had one on my truck before the 4" procomp.
 
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Old 08-04-2007, 06:31 AM
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I put a procomp on my 99. Front springs, u bolts, track bar relocation and four shocks. Seems good to me, although I have nothing to compare it too. Ride does not seem any harsher than before. Overall I guess you could say I am happy with it.
 
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:13 PM
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What is the difference in types of lift kits?
 
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:47 PM
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I think alot of it is brand preference, cost and maybe some of the components that come with the kit. I know that with leveling kits for our years of trucks you can get add a leaf, complete spring packs and drop hangers that keep the old front springs. I have also seen shackles on ebay that just drop the back end of the spring.

I have also seen 2" and 2 1/2" leveling kits. some come with shocks and some don't.

That's about all I know.
 
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Old 08-12-2007, 08:52 AM
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Once I have a leveling kit, I can put on 35" tires right?
 
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:05 PM
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Brah! depends on the characteristics of any giving truck .
35,s may be okay with or without m[img]images/10246-14515-199032.jpg[/img]inor triming
 
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Old 08-30-2007, 06:04 PM
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Would 33" tires on my stock 16" rims fit?
 
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I think a 285 is the same size as a 33" which is what I have on the stock wheels (285/75/16). I could be wrong too though.
 
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I think a 285 is the same size as a 33" which is what I have on the stock wheels (285/75/16). I could be wrong too though.
Yes that is correct. I run that same size on the stock wheels for my winter setup.

bkvanbek - what are you planning on using your truck for? For street use and depending on which lift you go with will determine if 35's will fit and not rub. I have the 3.5 Fabtech hanger leveling kit on my truck and run 33-inch tires summer and winter. My truck is a daily driver and work truck. I haul stuff in it through fields and on back seasonal roads (not always the best maintained). My tires get stuffed in the wheel wells and I did not want damage so have stayed with 33's. I have considered 35's, but have not had a need for the additional clearance or cost for re-gearing the truck. Besides the truck is high enough now for me to load stuff in the bed.
 
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Old 09-01-2007, 12:38 PM
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I use my truck for work, construction. I always get stuck with the stock tires. I tow often.
Okay 33" but can't I keep my stock wheels?
 
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Yes the 285 tires are ok on stock wheels.
 
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I use my truck for work, construction. I always get stuck with the stock tires. I tow often.
Okay 33" but can't I keep my stock wheels?
Sounds like the big issue is your tires. What are you getting stuck in? Mud? Sand? Snow? What? That will determine what kind of tire to get. Don't forget to watch your load rating being that you tow a lot.

Just run 285/75R16 tires on your stock wheels and you will be set. You just have to get the right tires for what you drive in.
 
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:37 PM
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I get stuck in mud mostly. Of course I drive on pavement the most. I should get load rating "E" huh? Any tire recomendations
 
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Realize the more aggressive you go the more noise you will have on the road and the quicker it will wear out, but if you get a true mud tire you should not have problems in the mud. If a mud tire is too aggressive for you, look at some all terrain tires.

I would look at the BFG, Toyo, Nitto, and Cooper tires to start with and then go from there. Good luck to you!!
 
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