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Old 09-27-2009, 05:00 PM
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2wd height vs 4wd height?

i have a 2wd 08 Reg. cab with a 2 1/2in leveling kit and 1 1/2inj block in the rear....wut can i do to make it equal the height of a 4wd?
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With that setup you should be very very close to the same height as a stock 4wd.
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Your front is over an inch higher than a stock 4WD, and your rear is at 4WD height. That should just about put you at about leveled 4WD height.
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:25 PM
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really? cause i was sitting next to a 4wd yesterday and he looked higher then me in the front and back!?!
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:49 PM
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really? cause i was sitting next to a 4wd yesterday and he looked higher then me in the front and back!?!
Are you sure that it wasn't leveled?
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:59 PM
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Front height on the 4WD is one inch higher (due to shocks, they use the same coils), rear will sit 1 5/8" higher (block).
Theoretically, your truck should be 1 1/2" higher in the front and pretty close to 4WD height in the rear. 4WD tires might add another 3/4" in height (stock 2WD = 235/70/17, stock 4WD = 265/70/17, which works out to about an 1 1/2" dia difference/2 = 3/4").
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:14 AM
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so what do i need to do to the front to make it as high as a leveled 4wd? i know the back i need 2in blocks...
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so what do i need to do to the front to make it as high as a leveled 4wd? i know the back i need 2in blocks...
You'd need to lift the front 3 1/2" to make it the same height as a leveled 4x4 in the front. Although, someone correct me if I am wrong, I've heard it's not good to use anything larger than 2 1/2" AS.

If you did get it that high, I'd go with 3" blocks in the rear. That's just me though, I like a little rake. If you want to tow or fill the bed you'd probably end up sagging a lot. Also, I've seen a lot of 4x4's with the 2.5 AS that are a little saggy in the rear even without anything in the bed. That 2.5 AS seems to over do it and brings the front up just a little too much.

I'm stock 2wd in the front with the OEM 4x4 blocks in the back, I really like the look a lot.

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Old 09-28-2009, 01:20 AM
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ya i know ive heard the same about going higher than a 2 1/2,i heard it stretches the ball joints out....so wut can i do to gain that amount of lift in the front?
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:36 PM
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if i got 4wd struts would that lift it what i need to equal 4wd height?
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Old 09-29-2009, 07:52 AM
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if i got 4wd struts would that lift it what i need to equal 4wd height?
Yes, you'd have what equals a 4WD with a 2 1/2" leveling kit.
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Remember stacking a leveling kit with 4wd struts on a 2wd is not going to work or be good for the truck. If you want a lifted 2wd, get a lift kit. If you just want to be a little taller, level it and add a block if you want the rake back.
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:31 PM
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does anyone know how many inches it is from the ground to the bottom of the valance of a 4wd?
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:45 PM
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From the ground to center of wheel well was 37" IIRC for the front for me.
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:51 PM
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Was the other truck an 04 - 05 model? Those year 4wds had an extra leaf in them, 06+ are a half inch lower or so. He could have also done an AAL.
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