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Just take a look at the suspension. It will be somewhat hard to see but it is possible. If there's a spacer on top of your strut it's leveled. But it will be tucked up in the strut tower so it is hard to tell.... Or if it has Bilsteins it is probably leveled.

You can take measurements from the ground to the top of your wheel well though. If it's stock there will be about 2.5"-3.25" difference front to back. If there's less it probably has a leveling kit.
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Ok. I know there is definently a spacer. Just dont know what size. So as long as im level can I run 295/65r/20? Do I need a spacer? Thanks so much.
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Ya if you're leveled you should be able to run that height no problem. You're keeping stock rims I'm assuming? Typically the widest you can go on stock rims is 285. There are guys that get away with wider but it's not a guarantee. So I'd have a set of 1/4" wheel spacers ready just in case you do need them. You can always return them if you don't.
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Ok I am pretty new to this I have a 2003 ram 4x4 1500 and I ordered a leveling kit and a set of wheels ion 187 17x9" and the back spacing is +18mm or 5.71" my question is I have a set of used 315x70x17 tires I want to put on it after leveling and was wondering if that back spacing will work or if I will need to get wheel spacers? If so should I try to get hub centric and what size, everything else is factory including shocks because kit came w shock extender mounts the wheel Hub bore is 78.8mm I believe and the rims center bore is 108mm any opinions would be greatly appreciated and if I am reinvinting the wheel sorry

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you'll need spacers with that wide a tire and +18 offset. what leveling kit did U order? 2003 have torsion bars. different from the 06-08 3rd gens
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Guys have any recommendations for a 2013 QC 2wd leveling kit? I put on some 275 65r20 Goodyear AT's and the wheel well looks too stuffed, no rubbing though. I was hoping to use a heavy duty coil over to get the extra height in the front but am having terrible luck finding anything. If I get spacers, any recommendations? Also should I replace the shocks too? Recommendations on those?

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Default 2015 4x4 Crew Level question.

Just picked up my new truck and I'm thinking about putting the 2.5 Rough Country level kit on it. I'm NOT looking to upgrade my tires at this time.
I can't seem to find any decent pics of 2.5 kit with stock tires.
Just from an appearance stand point is this a bad idea or can she pull of the 2.5 kit without getting new shoes?

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Just picked up my new truck and I'm thinking about putting the 2.5 Rough Country level kit on it. I'm NOT looking to upgrade my tires at this time.
I can't seem to find any decent pics of 2.5 kit with stock tires.
Just from an appearance stand point is this a bad idea or can she pull of the 2.5 kit without getting new shoes?

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You'll be far better off going with Bilstein adjustable front struts rather than a spacer leveling kit. Checkout the Guide to Leveling linked in my signature for a number of reasons why. This is even more relevant on the 13+ trucks that are prone to ball joint popping issues.

Not a problem to run stock wheels with a leveling kit. I did that on my old 1500 when I first got it. And that was with only 17's and 31.7" tires.


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I hope I'm asking this in the right area. I recently put on Bilstein 5100. I set the clip at the lowest setting and left the leveling spacers on. I noticed the driver side slightly lower between the tire and the fender. I'm not sure why this is as it was not that way with the old stock shocks. Can anyone advise what is best to do? My mechanics have no experience over here with such things. Also I was considering putting a stiffer spring in the back which would also raise it and then of course I would to reset the front shock clips to match it. Is this an appropriate way to raise my pickup as well as make the rear stiffer?
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I hope I'm asking this in the right area. I recently put on Bilstein 5100. I set the clip at the lowest setting and left the leveling spacers on. I noticed the driver side slightly lower between the tire and the fender. I'm not sure why this is as it was not that way with the old stock shocks. Can anyone advise what is best to do? My mechanics have no experience over here with such things. Also I was considering putting a stiffer spring in the back which would also raise it and then of course I would to reset the front shock clips to match it. Is this an appropriate way to raise my pickup as well as make the rear stiffer?
First off, why would you put the Bilsteins on at stock height with leveling spacers? That simply doesn't make any sense at all. You have the option for a far better means of leveling and you're still using the cheap method that's more prone to problems. First thing I'd be doing before touching a thing is getting rid of the spacers and setting the Bilsteins up where they should be.
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