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I had the dealership, at their recommendation, put in the Daystar 2.5" leveling kit and was not satisfied. I had them order and put in the Hell Bent Steel 2.5" leveling kit today. I took before and after photos. It's time to report.

Short Answer: HBS 2.5" does a better job of leveling than the Daystar 2.5".

Details: Here are the height details from both companies.

HBS 2.5" Leveling Kit - Part # 125-200-001, is 1 3/8" tall.

Daystar 2.5" Leveling Kit - Part# KC09113BK, is 1 1/4" tall.

HBS reports that their 2" Leveling Kit is 1 1/4" tall, matching the Daystar 2.5" kit.

My Measurements:

From ground to center rear wheel well-
Daystar - 39.75"
HBS - 40"

From ground to center front wheel well-
Daystar - 37.75"
HBS - 39"

From center rear wheel to center wheel well-
Daystar - 23.75"
HBS - 24"

From center front wheel to center wheel well-
Daystar - 22.25"
HBS - 23.25"

From ground to top of front bumper-
Daystar - 29.75"
HBS - 30.25"

From ground to top of front grill just below hood line-
Daystar - 47.5"
HBS - 48.5"

Photos - First Photos are Daystar 2.5", Second Photos are HBS 2.5"
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File Type: jpg Daystar 2.5" Wheel.jpg (114.6 KB, 104 views)
File Type: jpg HBS 2.5" Wheel.jpg (114.7 KB, 104 views)
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Thanks for the writeup and comparison pics!
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i m surprised since Daystar is supposed to be a really good company. I think it is because they dont use steel like the other companies. They do this so the ride quality is better. They dont want to have the metal on metal contact in the strut assembly.
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the last 2 pics look better to me
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