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For choosing a leveling kit you should measure from the center of your axle to the lip of your wheel well in the front and back and the difference will tell you how high to raise the front.
I think in your case a spacer would be a better option, but its just my opinion. The spacer itself won't give you a rougher ride, its using the stock length shock with a leveling kit that gives them rough ride (so with a spring or spacer). Your ride will stay closer to the way it rides from the factory with a spacer and extended shock rather then a leveling spring and extended shock because the leveling spring will have a different spring rate.
Most spacers are either computer welded steel or a nylon-type material like the bushings and body mounts of your truck. The chances of them failing are almost as unlikely as them slipping out (they are bolted to your strut tower and have a groove that sits inside the spring, something has to go extremely wrong for them to actually slip out and in that event a regular spring would too)
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alright thats really good advice, will do those measurements tomorrow. thanks for pointing me in the right direction
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