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Old 10-16-2012, 09:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Level Size?

I'm sure this has been discussed to death. I have a 08 2wd Crewmax and have trouble figuring out which front level to get 2, 2.5 or 3 inch. Is it as simple as measuring the difference between front and rear?

Has anyone used the eBay $69.95 level?

http://http://www.ebay.com/itm/2007-...eafcac&vxp=mtr
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Bad link, but plenty of guys have used ebay level kits, including me.

I've run 2 different kits. A 2.5" and a 3". I ran the 2.5" level with stock tires, and it looked good. Still had a very small rake, but not obvious without a tape measure. Then I went to a 3/1 with bigger tires.

If you want to keep your stock tires, I would recommend a 2" or 2.5" level. If you wanna go bigger tires, I'd recommend a 3" or a 3/1 (3" front, 1" rear).

In my opinion, a 3" level or a 3/1 leaves too much wheel well for stock tires, kinda shrinks the tires.
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I have 275/65-18's on, would that justify a 3 inch?
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Here is my truck when I had 275/65/18 and a 2.5" level:



My truck with a 3/1 and 275/65/18:
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So is 3 too much without doing the rear?
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So is 3 too much without doing the rear?
Yeah, I sure think so. I just did the Bilstein 5100's set on the top setting which gives between 2.5 and 2.75 of lift up front. 5100's out back gave me a tiny bit of lift in the rear. As it stands today, I'm 1 inch lower in the front than in the back. I'm running 34in tires (275/65/20's) in this pic. I think 33's would still look good but I bet stock 32's would leave a good bit of wheel well showing.
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My dad has 3 inch in front and nothing in rear sits perfectly level with stock size tires. It would look better with bigger tires but it still Looks good IMO. I have 3 /1 with 33 inch tires and it has a slight rake in front but its nice when you put some weight in back it don't sit nose high. I personally like a little rake in the front. Both of us run toytec lifts.
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Can anyone give me run down on tools needed to put the spacers on? I'm pretty mechanically inclined but I want to make Sure I have everything needed to install. Can one person do it ?
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Air tools and a spring compressor is the two major tools. Really a two man job but we did both my dads and mine in the garage. If you take your time it's not that bad but it takes all day.
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I ended up doing the toytec 3 in lift on mine and only used the front. It seems it depends on the lift kit you use. The toytec using the dual preload spacer and coilover spacer lift so the actual lift seems to vary. I ended up being level with mine but after measurements, it seems I ended up with a little over 2.5 after all said and done. I think if you were to use say the LRO 3 in you would probably need the 1 in block in the rear as you will get the full 3 inches. I will agree with those that posted above, if you add a coil over type spacer you would be better off with a 2 or 2.5 to level the truck.

Good luck, I was just in the same boat as you looking to level my truck.
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I did mine in the driveway with my neighbor, once we did the drivers side the passenger side took about 40 mins... drivers side was about hour and a half, maybe two as we tinkered around and figured out what had to move to make the damn thing install.

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I'm sure this has been discussed to death. I have a 08 2wd Crewmax and have trouble figuring out which front level to get 2, 2.5 or 3 inch. Is it as simple as measuring the difference between front and rear?

Has anyone used the eBay $69.95 level?

http://http://www.ebay.com/itm/2007-...eafcac&vxp=mtr
I am doing the Rough Country spacers (2.25" - 3") in the front. Going to put just the base spacers in for the 2.25" lift. I actually like a little but of rake. But the 3"+ that mine sits at stock is way too much.

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I did the rc 3" with pure performance 2" shackles in the rear. The shackle I think only net about 1" lift. I sit pretty level, until I load my bed up. That's even with winch bumper.


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So for the Toytec 3/1 Level the majority of ya'll didn't end up installing the 1inch block in the back?
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Did any of you guys align your front end after the lift kit?
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