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Old 06-02-2009, 12:13 PM
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leveling kit which size??

hey guys i have an 08 xlt subercab and am getting a lift kit i want the front level with the back what size do i need??? 2 inch or 2.5??? thanks all
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:27 PM
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hey guys i have an 08 xlt subercab and am getting a lift kit i want the front level with the back what size do i need??? 2 inch or 2.5??? thanks all
wouldn't a lift kit lift the front too?

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Old 06-02-2009, 01:27 PM
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2.5"
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:13 PM
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:00 PM
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wouldn't a lift kit list the front too?
ofcourse, but when your on a budget a leveling kit works.
I would say a 2.5 should be good, but IMO don't get a 3 inch. I've seen some 3 inchers that look good, but on most of them the nose just sets to high for me. Another thing you can do is put add a leafs on the back to lift the back a little to.
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:44 PM
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hey guys i have an 08 xlt subercab and am getting a lift kit i want the front level with the back what size do i need??? 2 inch or 2.5??? thanks all
Use a tape measure. Measure at wheel center point from the ground to the wheel well. Measure the front and the back. I want to lift mine also. I measured my 08' and 2" would put it dead level.
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:49 AM
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Im doing the 2" bilstein leveling kit... its more pricey then the spacer but its much more worth it IMO.
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:51 AM
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what kinda leveling kit would you guys suggest? i know autospring is talked about a lot on here and hell bent steel is cheap but i want something good that will last even if it means more money and i cant find where to purchase an autospring leveling kit on there site can someone help me 08 subercab 5.4 v8 xlt
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Old 06-04-2009, 02:11 PM
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Bilsteins

If you want it to last and you don't mind spending a bit more, put the Bilstein 5100 series shocks on. It will level the front and give you an amazing ride in the long term.
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Old 06-05-2009, 10:23 AM
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If you want it to last and you don't mind spending a bit more, put the Bilstein 5100 series shocks on. It will level the front and give you an amazing ride in the long term.
I thought my shocks were okay until I added the Bilstein 5100's. Get them and kill 2 birds with one stone. (lift & ride) What an amazing difference!
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:36 PM
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ok so get the 2" shocks then? i thought i needed 2.5 inches in the front and do i need 2 shocks just for the front or all 4
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:10 PM
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yea, go with the shocks. i would go ahead, bite the bullet, and replace all 4 shocks
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:42 PM
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is it that much better of a ride?
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:42 PM
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compared to the leveling kit
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Auto Spring you have to call them. I got mine for $90 shipped and put them on and i didnt see a change in my ride at all bc i was already running a 6" lift kit and 35s so i didnt see a change beside the front sat level. If your looking for the nice smooth ride quality in a truck then go ahead get the bilsteins but IMO i dont think they are worth buying to make the truck ride better and to get a lift out of it. BC to me a truck doesnt need to be a smoother ride then what it already is. So i say just get the Auto Spring leveling kit no bigger than 2.5 and install the thing yourself. But then again others have their opinions on this im sure. But in the long run do what you think is going to make you happy

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