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hurley1999 10-30-2011 02:46 PM

05 leveling question
What size leveling kit is everyone using to get as close to level as possible? Im measuring 3.5" difference front to back. I have gone back and forth between lowering the back with shackles or leveling the front with the spacer.Im leaning more toward doing the front. Any advice on what worked for those that have done it? Thanks

erm 10-30-2011 02:48 PM

Most 3rd Gen trucks appear to level out with a 2" kit.

How are you measuring to come up with the 3.5" difference?

Stangshcky12 10-30-2011 05:14 PM

Depends on whether your truck is 2wd or 4x4, especially with your truck because it makes a difference whether you can use a coil spacer or if you have torsion bars.
With that much difference my guess is it's 2wd. If it is Rough Country sells a 3" lift kit for it. You can use the rear block or leave it out if you really want it level

hurley1999 10-30-2011 09:00 PM

ya its 2wd and no torsion bars. Im hearing rough country makes good kits for our trucks. Ill check out the 3" kit and see what i come up with. I was it as level as possible

eunospeed 11-03-2011 09:07 PM

Guys, I pick my 04 ST up on Monday and the frist thing I'm going to do is lower the rear to level-out the ride. Sounds like 2" drop shackles in the rear are on track. Rough Country is the way to go? I'll check them out, any other providers?

Stangshcky12 11-04-2011 12:52 AM

Rough country only sells lift, you might want to drop by the lowered section and those guys could give you advise on where to get a set of drop shackles from

eunospeed 11-04-2011 09:59 AM

Stangshcky12 11-04-2011 01:40 PM


Originally Posted by eunospeed (Post 649388)

well i was wrong lol I've never seen that before
Mcguaghys also sells a 2" drop shackle if thats what you really want, its like $20 more then RC i think

eunospeed 11-04-2011 04:06 PM

Thanks Stang, I don't want to do it twice so I might go with the 2" and be done with it.

hurley1999 11-04-2011 09:43 PM

are you 2wd or 4wd? a 2" drop in the rear on a 2wd will not level it out. A 4" will get it much closer but you will loose the ability to haul heavy weight.

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