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sudsy 12-29-2010 02:14 PM

daystar leveling kit question
 
Hi there, im looking at purchasing a daystar 2.5 front, 1.5 back leveling kit/lift.

I am wondering if anyone has put one in there truck, and what was the Actual Lift obtained?

thanks!

awful knawful 12-29-2010 03:21 PM

I have the kit in my truck. I put it on myself. I can't really measure it cause I have on my 265/70/17 winter tires. This pic with 20s will give you an idea of the front, but the back tire is in a bit of a hole. The truck is almost perfectly level.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...l/IMG_0873.jpg

sudsy 12-29-2010 03:54 PM

Hey thanks for the reply im hoping someone can take a measurement that has this installed i measure 39" rear and 37" front. Your truck looks great im hoping to get it put in a few weeks!!! If anyone has tjis installed and can let me know actual gains in onches that would be great!!! Oh i have 20 inch stco rims and tires.

Thetolleyman 12-29-2010 05:04 PM

I put the Daystar 2.5 inch thick front spacers, and gained 3.25 inches in total height measured under the center front of bumper.

sudsy 12-29-2010 11:36 PM

Thanks for the reply!!! Cant go wrong for the price. Is the install easy enough to do it yourself or should i just let the shop do it?

Thetolleyman 12-30-2010 08:14 AM

Daystar lift
 
It took me approximately three hours. You'll need at least two jacks and spring compressors are helpful. I borrowed the compressors but couldn't use them because they were the type that need to go up the center of the spring, you'll need the type that grab from outside of the spring only.

In the end I just removed both upper and lower ball joints and was able to get the spacer and spring in without much trouble. I have seen plenty of post here though that claim it nearly impossible without compressors. I have a 2WD perhaps its more difficult on a 4WD.

Cowboy 12-30-2010 08:22 AM

I'm about to pull the trigger on something. Trying to weigh all the options. Obviously a lift kit will cost more. I've heard good things about the leveling kits and just needing a an alignment afterwards. The lift kit would allow me to go up in tire size, which would be a plus. Bit with motorcycle roadracing season coming upon us soon enough I may need to pass on spending the extra funds. Keep us posted!

awful knawful 12-30-2010 04:10 PM

I put mine in myself with 2 jackstands, a floorjack and basic hand tools. I didn't need the spring compressor, but it would of helped to have one.

awful knawful 12-30-2010 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sudsy (Post 393295)
Hey thanks for the reply im hoping someone can take a measurement that has this installed i measure 39" rear and 37" front. Your truck looks great im hoping to get it put in a few weeks!!! If anyone has tjis installed and can let me know actual gains in onches that would be great!!! Oh i have 20 inch stco rims and tires.

I'll try and get a measurement from the middle of the wheel to the lip of the fender. If you take the same measurement it should give you a rough idea of the total lift.

sudsy 12-30-2010 04:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by awful knawful (Post 394146)
I'll try and get a measurement from the middle of the wheel to the lip of the fender. If you take the same measurement it should give you a rough idea of the total lift.

That would be awome!! Thanks


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