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So I've tried to read around but haven't really found the exact answer I'm looking for. I thought I saw that a 4" lift isn't really much higher than leveling?? So I was thinking about getting a full set of bilsteins, or should I just save for a 4" lift?? I'm not really wanting anything higher...
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I don't think the Bilstein's will get you 4" of lift. The Bilsteins will work to level out the truck and raise the front, as will a leveling kit.

If you want to be taller and level, a 4" lift is a good look with 35" tires.
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I don't think the Bilstein's will get you 4" of lift. The Bilsteins will work to level out the truck and raise the front, as will a leveling kit.

If you want to be taller and level, a 4" lift is a good look with 35" tires.

Thanks for the reply. I understand that the level won't be a much lift as the 4 incher but how much taller is the 4" over leveling??

I saw a few pics and it don't look like much of a difference??
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If you want a lift then do yourself a favor and save for the lift. If you cheap out and just level your truck you probably will be kicking yourself down the road. Trust me. I am.
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I see what your saying but I don't ever plan on going higher than 4", so if bilsteins will get me close I don't see how I can justify spending a lot more to gain 0.5-1" (if thats the difference between level and lift???).

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It might not seem like much but I think there is a very noticable difference with how a 2" leveled and 4" lifted truck looks



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]I went with Bilsteins and a 1.25 inch body lift and love the stance with 35s, It's basically the same look as the 4 inch suspension lift but significantly cheaper. It's only about 300-350 in parts and it's easy to install yourself with the proper tools. Sorry for the crappy quality pic, just plastidipped my rims and snapped this before work today.
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It might not seem like much but I think there is a very noticable difference with how a 2" leveled and 4" lifted truck looks



With those to pics its way more noticeable.

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]I went with Bilsteins and a 1.25 inch body lift and love the stance with 35s, It's basically the same look as the 4 inch suspension lift but significantly cheaper. It's only about 300-350 in parts and it's easy to install yourself with the proper tools. Sorry for the crappy quality pic, just plastidipped my rims and snapped this before work today.
I like the stance too, did you go all 4 bilsteins? Where did you get the body lift?
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I just went bilsteins in the front set at 2.8 and the body lift is rough country(rcx).
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]I went with Bilsteins and a 1.25 inch body lift and love the stance with 35s, It's basically the same look as the 4 inch suspension lift but significantly cheaper. It's only about 300-350 in parts and it's easy to install yourself with the proper tools. Sorry for the crappy quality pic, just plastidipped my rims and snapped this before work today.

If you have some free time could you take a picture of the rear frame by the rear wheel well. I'm curious if the gap is visible between the frame and the bed.

This is the setup I'm thinking of doing myself.
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