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Question Leveling kit while maintaining factory rake?

I was thinking about a leveling kit for my new outdoorsman, but I also need to maintain the factory rake because I haul some pretty good loads sometimes. hate seeing a truck that is nose high going down the highway.
So, with that said, i was thinking about using the 2" spacers up front, and the .75" in the rear from TGC. I know they sell the 2.5" kit that comes witht he rear spacers already, but I'm a bit worried about the 2.5" front with vibration and all in 4wd. I will be using the 4wd alot in the snow, and vibes would just piss me off to no end. I just want more front end clearence.

What do you guys think? Would this combo look ok witht he truck unloaded? Measuring the front and rear wheelwell shows a 3" diff front to back as it sits now.
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You could just do a 2" level in the front and get a set of air bags for hauling.
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I was thinking about a leveling kit for my new outdoorsman, but I also need to maintain the factory rake because I haul some pretty good loads sometimes. hate seeing a truck that is nose high going down the highway.
So, with that said, i was thinking about using the 2" spacers up front, and the .75" in the rear from TGC. I know they sell the 2.5" kit that comes witht he rear spacers already, but I'm a bit worried about the 2.5" front with vibration and all in 4wd. I will be using the 4wd alot in the snow, and vibes would just piss me off to no end. I just want more front end clearence.

What do you guys think? Would this combo look ok witht he truck unloaded? Measuring the front and rear wheelwell shows a 3" diff front to back as it sits now.
If all you're after is more front end clearance (which is what I said 5.25" ago ) you might want to consider doing a body lift. You'll retain the stock rake of the truck and still get the nose higher than a Prius.
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You could just do a 2" level in the front and get a set of air bags for hauling.
This seems like the safest/smartest route. Then it wont matter what your hauling youll always have help
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I think airbags might be overkill for me. I haul a couple of dirtbikes and some camping gear once in awhile.
The bodylift kinda scares me. Sounds like alot of work. How do the bumpers get raised these days? I remember back in highschool, the body lift would raise everything but the bumpers LOL.
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I think airbags might be overkill for me. I haul a couple of dirtbikes and some camping gear once in awhile.
The bodylift kinda scares me. Sounds like alot of work. How do the bumpers get raised these days? I remember back in highschool, the body lift would raise everything but the bumpers LOL.
I think Dozer has the best idea. I have a set of bags on my truck and they're a piece of cake to install.

If you go the body lift route, the kits these days include brackets to relocate the bumpers. When I did mine I didn't raise the back bumper though because the tailpipes are frenched into the bumper, and I didn't want the hassle of having an exhaust shop modify the exhaust so they aren't hanging so low. In my case, I don't mind the slight gap on the back. The front looks perfect though! Some pics here:http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=89789
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I second(third? ) airbags if your really hauling alot. I would try leveling the truck and put the weight your expecting on it. I was surprised my girlfriends truck didn't squat at all with 5k lbs of horse and trailer behind it and it actually sits a little nose high with just a 2" leveling kit unloaded

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the front and rear spacers and air bags will set you back about $200 total and easily should address all your issues, except the 4X4 vibrations at very low speed....
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