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Old 07-31-2013, 12:51 PM
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I've seen allot of post about the leveling kit and some people have gone with just the front and some the front and back.

I went to the local 4x4 shop to talk to them about getting one installed and the one they quoted me for was the one with a 2 1/2 in front spacer and a 1" for the back.

In talking to some other people they said you don't need the one on the back just the front.

I just put on nerf bars and a bull bar and now the truck looks too low so I want to do the level kit next what are the reasons for doing either one of these versus the other?
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the 2.5" in the front and 1" in the back will add exactly that to your overall height u will still have an 1.5"-2" of "rake" (lean) going this route but your truck will sit overall higher.

most just level the front so there is no forward lean. so just do the 2.5" spacer level. or get an adjustable shock like bilstein 5100 or ranchos. they level your truck up to 2.8". (5 different settings)

it's up to you on how you want it to look
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The amount of lift you need on the front of your truck depends on your factory rake and your taste. Not all the trucks come from the factory with the same rake. Best thing to do is go out and measure your fender heights on your truck. That way you know exactly how much rake you have. From there you can decide how high you want to go depending on your taste in rake. If you want it to look dead level you will need about 0.5" of rake. If you want a slight forward lean to your truck you will want about 1"-1.5" of rake. There are multiple ways to achieve either set up.

To level the front of your truck I would definitely recommend the Bilstein 5100's. As gonefishing776 said you can set them at either 2.1" or 2.8" (there are other settings but those are the two you should consider).

If needed you can always add rear coil spacers to achieve more rake or lift depending on your factory set up.
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i've got some spacers for the front... 2.5". just installed a lift kit.
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It’s all about looks… I personally like the look of a truck with a little rake and I wanted to fit 35” tires on my rig. So I installed the Rough country 2.5” front and 1.75” rear kit and I absolutely love the look. I get asked all the time “what kind of lift do you have in that thing” and when I tell them it’s just a leveling kit and
a rear spacer they’re shocked.

So I think the question you need to ask yourself is: Do I want a truck that looks level, or a truck that looks lifted. Once you know the answer to that question you’ll know exactly what you need to get. Here is a link to my thread with pictures and a small write up if you’re curious.

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=139401

F.Y.I all of the other members gave you excellent recommendations on leveling kits, I’ll just complicate things by recommending another, the FR & RR kit from rough country.
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Thank you all for the advice. I guess I have some thinking to do. Mango that's a good looking truck there I'm not ready for new rims and tires yet so I don't know that I would want to go that rout though I would be interested to know what it would look like lifted like that with the 20's on it.
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I went the easy route and turned up my torsion bars i got a little over 2" of lift i measured my fender well before and after. I didnt turn them up all the way and I didn't notice any ride quality differance
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I went the easy route and turned up my torsion bars i got a little over 2" of lift i measured my fender well before and after. I didnt turn them up all the way and I didn't notice any ride quality differance
4th gen Rams have strut suspension, not torsion bars. So unfortunately leveling isn't that simple for us.
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