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View Poll Results: Level by lifting or dropping
Lift front 2.5" with spacer/blocks 16 32.65%
Lift front 2.5" with Bilstein 5100 shocks 18 36.73%
Drop rear 2.5" to level 12 24.49%
Leave stock 3 6.12%
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:02 PM
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I have an '07 QC 4x4 and stock 20" wheels. I want to level the stance. I was thinking of using the Bilstein 5100s up front to level it out but the truck is supposed to by my wife's (yeah right) and since I'm gone a lot for work she will be the primary driver. She is only 5'2" plus she's dealing with a 70 lb yellow lab who rides up front mainly, and a 1 month old baby and all the related equipment. Lifting it 2.5" in the front might make things harder for her with access.

What do you think, level it by lifting the front or lowering the rear? I don't plan on doing any major towing or heavy duty hauling. I also don't plan on doing any major off-roading. I mainly got the 4x4 for winter driving conditions.
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a leveling kit up front or the shocks wont make it a pain for a baby or a smaller girl. its not like your lifting it 5 inches with bigger tires, your tires are the same
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Agreed plus I think a truck taller by any amounts looks better than lowered unless your gonna go for an all out r/t,race type truck
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I put in my vote of lowering the back end. I did this with my 05 and loved the look, especially if you end up getting aftermarket 20's one day. Just depends if you want the lowrider smooth sleek look or the big boy rough n tough look.
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I went with the dropped rear because you're not going for an all out mudding machine. I think when you level the front up, the stock tires looks weird.
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I'd go stock or lower if you're keeping stock height wheels. IMHO there is already way too much empty wheel well as it is on these trucks.

I'd maybe consider going a couple inches lower, but personally you couldn't pay me to level my truck, I don't care for that look. I much prefer the muscle car like aggressive forward rake.

Though I can understand lifting it if your going for the hard core off road look, and need the hight to clear bigger tires.
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Honestly, do you go mudding in the thing or plan to add larger diameter tires, like 35s? If not, lower the rear, it's a simple swap to a drop shackle. If you want to swap to a 35" tire then go with the front level with the bilsteins as it's the best way to do it.
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Well bud, my wife too likes driving my truck and she's a cute little thing. I plan on getting the TufTruck springs with Bilsteins for the rear along with some Timbrens just for towing stability and this will help both his and hers needs. And you can drop down to a 31" tire with your 20's and not have the proportionate look go out the door.
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Where's the option in the poll for new coils and shocks on a solid axle?
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Lower the rear! It gives it the slightly modded custom look and really is clean. I know your a 3rd gen, but i lowered the back of my truck and it changed the look amazingly/drastically!!

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