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Old 05-07-2012, 08:57 PM
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Picked up a top guns customz 2.5" leveling kit over the weekend for my 2012 outdoorsmen. I am now reading that the outdoorsmen sits 3/4" higher than other rams. Any other outdoorsmen owners done a 2.5" leveling kit without problems? I have a hard time believing my truck sits higher than other trucks I took a measurement and it has a 3" rake.
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What are your stock measurements? Measure ground to the wheel opening at the center of the wheels? I have a 4X4 SLT and measure 39-1/2 on the rear and 37 on the front for a total rake of 2-1/2". I have a 2" leveling kit I'm thinking of installing.
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I get 36 1/4" front and 39 1/4" rear.
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Doesn't look like 2012 outdoorsman is any higher than the other 4X4s stock. Earlier years may have been. My SLT has 34" tires which is 1" greater in diameter than the stockers, so if I subtract 1/2" I get 36-1/2 on the front and 39" on the rear which is what I think it was before I changed the tires. At any rate its a 2 door truck and if yours is a 4 door that could account for the front being a 1/4" lower and back 1/4" higher. Slight differences in how we measure can also account for the difference. At any rate, a 2-1/2" level kit should actually perfectly level your truck. A 2" level will give you a slight 1/2" rake. If I do level, I'm going with the 2" to avoid "nose up" stance when carrying a load.
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my 11 sits higher than my friends 2010 4x4 QC.. I have a crew cab so don't know how all that fits into the deal ???
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Doesn't look like 2012 outdoorsman is any higher than the other 4X4s stock. Earlier years may have been. My SLT has 34" tires which is 1" greater in diameter than the stockers, so if I subtract 1/2" I get 36-1/2 on the front and 39" on the rear which is what I think it was before I changed the tires. At any rate its a 2 door truck and if yours is a 4 door that could account for the front being a 1/4" lower and back 1/4" higher. Slight differences in how we measure can also account for the difference. At any rate, a 2-1/2" level kit should actually perfectly level your truck. A 2" level will give you a slight 1/2" rake. If I do level, I'm going with the 2" to avoid "nose up" stance when carrying a load.
The kit includes 3/4" spacers for the back to help with keeping the headlights out of the trees while carrying a load
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I just installed today the bill steins 5100 height adjustable shocks on my 12 outdoorsman crew cab at the highest setting 2.8". It is now level and looks great. Not sure what wheels and tires I am getting but hope for 34". Nerf bars r on the way.
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The kit includes 3/4" spacers for the back to help with keeping the headlights out of the trees while carrying a load
So its 2-1/2 in front and 3/4 in rear for net 1-3/4 level? If thats the case you will still end up with about a 3/4" rake. You might want to put the fronts in first and see how she sits and install the backs only if it needs it. Some people get the Airlift air bags for the inside of the rear coils to deal with loads. I've heard that with zero pressure they affect your normal suspension very little if at all and when necessary you can pump em up to level your rear when you are carrying a load.
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Installed the kit a couple of days ago very happy with how it turned out. I didn't end up using the the back spacers like how the truck sits now and if I have any trouble with a load on the truck I'll do the airlift air bags like edd5 mentioned. No problems with 4wd. I will post pictures when I get a chance.
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Picked up a set of factory 20s today just looking for tires.
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