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Leveling Kit Vs Lift Kit

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Last Updated: 30 October 2020

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Lift Kit is an aftermarket body modification design to raise your vehicle's ride height and possibly its ground clearance. There are two types of Lift Kits: Body Lift Kit and Suspension Lift Kit. The Body Lift Kit will raise your vehicle's ride height between 1-3 inches, without altering the original suspension geometry of your vehicle; this is accomplished by lifting the body of the vehicle and installing blocks or Spacers between the body and frame. The Suspension Lift Kit is designed to increase vehicles ' ground clearance and articulation. There are a few different types of Suspension Lift Kits, each one with varying benefits to best suit your vehicle's needs. Spring Over Axle Suspension, Torsion Keys, Shackle Reverse, Suspension Lift Kits, Shackle Suspension Lift Kits and Lift Spring Suspension Kits. A Leveling Kit is basically a Suspension Lift for front of your vehicle to fix the rake. Most trucks / SUVs come from factories with a raked stance, This just means that the rear of the truck sits slightly higher than the front, which helps prevent bottoming out in the rear with heavy loads. Leveling Kit can also offset the weight of a heavy winch or plow in front of your vehicle; giving you added height and larger turning radius. Leveling Kits also come in variety, Leaf Spring Blocks, Strut Extensions, and Coil Spacers

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Level Kits

When vehicles come from factories they have what is called factory rake. This is the nose-down look most stock trucks are equipped with. There is a reason for rake, rake is to accommodate for rear sag you may have when a truck is load, that way when you are towing or hauling, your headlights wo point up in the sky. Many truck drivers prefer their truck to have a level look all of the time. The Leveling Kit will correct this nose-down style, bringing the front of the truck up to meet the rear. Leveling kits will usually lift between 2-2. 5 and are purchased based on the style of vehicle front suspension. Offer Leveling kits are torsion keys, add-aleafs, coil spacers, strut spacers and lifted springs. Lift Kit will lift both the front and rear of vehicle. You can get a Lift Kit that will lift the front and rear the same amount, leaving the vehicle with a factory nose down stance, or you can get a level Lift that will lift the front more than rear so the vehicle sits at a level stance. For example, if a vehicle comes from a factory with rear 2 higher than the front and you lift the front and rear both 4 then the rear will remain 2 higher. If you choose 4 level Lift front will be Lift 4 and rear 2 so front and rear will sit at same height. Lift Kits usually lift much higher than Leveling Kit, so they will come with extended shocks, brake lines, and drop brackets to keep everything in line. While the Leveling Kit will allow for a slightly larger tire, if you get a Lift Kit you can sport even bigger wheels. The front end of the vehicle will be Lift using the same type of items as the Leveling Kit. For the rear, you will use blocks, add-aleafs or replacement springs.

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Parting Knowledge

Regardless of whether you want to conquer Rubicon or mall parking lot, there is a lot to consider before lifting your ride. After all, you are significantly modifying your vehicle. Anytime you make alterations that large, it is bit like opening up Pandora Box. Not only can lot of things go wrong, but a single modification can lead to lots of others being needed. It can all quickly spiral out of control if you are not careful. So what do you need to know to keep your lifting experience from descending into a hot mess? Thankfully, we have taken liberty of compiling a list of what you should consider before installing the new Suspension System. Some items on this list might seem like common sense, while others might be surprising. Regardless, they are all worth considering. Like anything, more research and knowledge you possess before you jump into something better. If you are about to lift your vehicle, read ON.

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MODELQ4 19 / Q4 18Q4 19Q4 18Q4 19 SHAREQ4 18 SHAREYTD 19 / YTD 18YTD 19YTD 18
TOYOTA TACOMA-0.92%61,17961,75038%51%+1.28%248,801245,659
FORD RANGER33,05921%0%89,5710
CHEVROLET COLORADO-15.06%25,48430,00416%25%-9.30%122,304134,842
NISSAN FRONTIER-11.90%17,68320,07211%17%-9.14%72,36979,646
JEEP GLADIATOR16,66310%0%40,0470
GMC CANYON-20.61%6,5258,2194%7%-1.99%32,82533,492

One of the nicest and least expensive upgrades you can make to your Toyota Tundra is to add leveling kit. Leveling kits are usually steel or aluminum spacers that are added to top of front suspensions coil assembly. These spacers raise the front end of the truck to make it level with the rear without dramatically changing the vehicle's suspension, ride, or handling. When instal correctly, leveling kit will improve the look of your truck without altering the operation and feel of your truck. Leveling kits compensate for the fact that the rear-end of most trucks is about 2 higher than than the front end. This is intentional-rear end is higher because it is designed to compensate for natural suspension sag when vehicle is fully load. Since most of us drive our trucks when they arent load up to max payload, we do usually enjoy the benefit of having the rear-end raised higher than the front. While adding spacers to the front suspension levels our truck while empty, one of the main benefits is additional tire clearance we gain. Leveling kits Range from 1. 5 to 3, which means that-on Tundras at least-we can upgrade our tire size to 33 overall diameter, about an inch bigger than stock overall tire diameter on 2007 + Tundra. Best of all, because leveling kit is nothing more than spacers, neither riding of stock Tundra nor handling are significantly effective. The only downside to adding leveling kit-aside from cost-is slightly higher step-in height. Theres also the possibility of premature tire wear, but that only if kit is instal poorly or incorrectly. Contrary to what some dealers will tell you, adding leveling kit wont affect your factory warranty as long as it is properly instal. This, combined with some more reasons given below, is a good reason to have your kit installed by a mechanic. Typical leveling-kit will include strut spacers, drop differential spacers, and some new hardware. Generally speaking, good quality kit with a lifetime warranty will cost anywhere from $250 to $350. As far as materials go, we like leveling kits with metallic components over kits made from polyurethane. Poly kits usually require re-tightening within a few thousand miles, and there are more than a few examples of polyurethane kits failing. At first blush, urethane / polyurethane spacers seem like a reasonable low-cost alternative to machined aluminum or powder-coat steel. However, significant wear and tear can cause major distortion problems, necessitating kit replacement. When shopping for a leveling kit, we suggest you read through installation instructions before you buy so you understand exactly how the kit works and what steps are needed to install it. Weve find that the least expensive kits usually require most labor, so be sure to weigh minor cost sayings up-front against extra time under your truck.

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Leveling Your Truck

Most truck manufacturers include small to moderate amount of rake in vehicle design. Rake means that the front of the truck is slightly lower than the back. If you were to put carpenters level on bed rails, you see a bubble position toward the rear of the truck. This design is quite deliberate, especially in vehicles with high cargo capacity. When you add weight to any vehicle, suspension will compress. Trucks are designed with maximum load carrying capacity. When unloaded, rear of the truck will be higher than the front. At its maximum capacity, rear of the truck may be slightly lower than the front. Truck leveling kit raise front of your truck to even out the overall stance of the vehicle. If you rarely load your truck or haul heavy trailer, adding leveling kit will let you fit larger wheels and tires on your truck for minimal investment.

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