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Level kit vs. 3.5 inch rough country lift

Level kit vs. 3.5 inch rough country lift

Postby Z71GKJ4x4 [OP] » Apr 28 2013, 11:11pm

im about to order a 3.5" rough country lift but i already have a level kit how much of a differnece will this kit make to my suspension and overall size of my truck, also what tire size is recomended and should i also order wheel spacers?
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Re: Level kit vs. 3.5 inch rough country lift

Postby dbrandt2009 » Apr 28 2013, 11:28pm

You have 18s yes? I see a lot of guys runt he 285/70/18
With stock wheels spacers are recommended. I had stock 20s with mine and I rubbed the sway bar...

There is several here with 18s as well

Well technically the lift is only like an inch and a half excluding the level part of it.
Here's the 3.5" on 305/55/20s next to stock

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Re: Level kit vs. 3.5 inch rough country lift

Postby Z71GKJ4x4 [OP] » Apr 29 2013, 12:09am

Thanks for the reply i think if it only lifts it about an inch if i already have the level i might as well save money by getting the 1.25 rough country body lift so i can fit bigger tires. If i decide to go this way with the truck i know the body lift would only be about 150 dollars but do you have an idea what a shop like 4 wheel parts would charge for the installation of the body lift. and yes i have 18's so i am hoping to put on 185's or maybe something a tiny bit bigger
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Re: Level kit vs. 3.5 inch rough country lift

Postby dbrandt2009 » Apr 29 2013, 12:13am

Voodoo, has a level and a 1.5" body lift I believe
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Body lifts are ridiculously expensive. I priced a 3" body lift locally. One place quoted $790. The other quoted $640
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Re: Level kit vs. 3.5 inch rough country lift

Postby Z71GKJ4x4 [OP] » Apr 29 2013, 12:21am

so it would cost around the same for installation of a 1.25 body lift or less? and do you know what tires those are i have been thinking of the 285/65/18 Nitto Terra Grappler AT because they are not too expensive. would these tires give me a good look or should i look for something with more tread
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Re: Level kit vs. 3.5 inch rough country lift

Postby dbrandt2009 » Apr 29 2013, 12:26am

I don't know honestly. I never priced the 1.5 or 1.25 one

The ones on the black truck? I don't remember. I have the Terra Grapplers though on my truck. Have had them for 5000 miles now. Since real pictures differ from websites. Mine are 305/55/20s though

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Re: Level kit vs. 3.5 inch rough country lift

Postby Z71GKJ4x4 [OP] » Apr 29 2013, 12:33am

would you recomend the terra grapplers? how are they off road and how long do you think they will last you?
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Re: Level kit vs. 3.5 inch rough country lift

Postby dbrandt2009 » Apr 29 2013, 12:34am

Not sure how long they'll last. They seem to be doing good for the time that I've had them. In the rain, I've spun them though when I get into it hard.

I'm what you call a "mall crawler" I don't much with the exception of dirt roads.
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Re: Level kit vs. 3.5 inch rough country lift

Postby tanner361 » May 02 2013, 2:14am

Has anyone ever tried using the 3.5" lift with Rough Country 2" leveling spacers? I currently have the leveling kit and am thinking about lifting my truck 3-5" I just can't make up my mind on what I want to do....2 kids and my wife(she's not tall at all and says the 7.5" lift is out of the question lol... I don't argue because I didn't want to have to spend the extra money to regear anyway.
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Re: Level kit vs. 3.5 inch rough country lift

Postby tcarr25 » May 02 2013, 2:46am

If you search the site any man you will see it's not advised to stack spacers. Plus the diff drop from the 3.5" won't work with a lower strut spacer.
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