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so just to make sure that I have this correct, you can replace your coil springs with springs that are 2 inches taller than stock to level your truck and thats perfectly safe and doesnt hinder the trucks ride, or put stock size shocks at risk? thanks for the info guys
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Yeah. Most leveling kits are a spacers, if your going to replace the spring I would get a longer shock.
A leveling kit puts your stock length shock at its travel limits so its not exactly the factory quality ride your used to.
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yeah I was looking into getting some skyjacker springs that are 2 inches higher than stock to level my truck instead of getting spacers...do you think the shocks would be okay without being replaced? cuz I just put those new oem size Rancho shocks on like 200 miles ago...
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I think some Bilstein adjustable shocks may be in your future
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A skyjacker spring is going to ride different then stock. Just different spring rates.
Your stock shocks will be ok. The rides not going to be very good and there is a greater chance of blowing your shocks out.
I have a 2" spacer on my 2500 and ran stock length shocks for almost a year without problems. I just put on es9000 +2" shocks on and the ride is much better!
I cant find the 2" springs alone but for as much as their spacers are I would probably just go with a Hell Bent Steel Spacer and spend the extra money for longer shocks
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I think some Bilstein adjustable shocks may be in your future
98's have solid front axles and you cant use the ride height adjustable shocks
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I was looking into getting a spacer from hbs but it didn't look like they make kits for 2wd. I guess I have some decision making to do...
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Well I didnt realize it was 2wd. I'm not sure what the difference between a 2wd spacer is and a 4wd spacer but try this out http://store.fatbobsgarage.com/52l-v8-fi-c5274.aspx

They have a bunch of different options height for your truck
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There's so many different leveling kits out there, how do you decide?? I have plans to level my 98 1500 4x4
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Well I didnt realize it was 2wd. I'm not sure what the difference between a 2wd spacer is and a 4wd spacer but try this out http://store.fatbobsgarage.com/52l-v8-fi-c5274.aspx

They have a bunch of different options height for your truck
do you think the spacers are a better option than new springs? A few other people have told me that a spacer would give a rougher ride than springs, and that then there is no doubt the spacer will ever fail or slip out or anything like that.
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