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Need some advice on my 05 4wd. I just recently installed a 2.5" leveling kit I purchased from Rough Country. It looks like (to me) that the front end is higher than the rear now. I guess where i notice the difference is from the top of the tire to the fender. I thought it was a "leveling kit". I'm just wandering if anyone else has had an issue like this with this particular leveling kit or any other brand. I don't have a problem with lifting there rear a little, just not sure if i should do a 1" or 1.5". Not sure if you notice it in the pic above.
 

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depending on the truck and whats sagging 2 inches of lift in the front will normally level the truck its like anything some net a little higher some a little lower. Also depending on your rear springs they could be sagging a little bit as well. If you want to make sure the truck is level the PRG adjustable shackle would work if being perfectly level isn't a main concern then any of the other lift shackle options would work
 

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For a level look it seems to be that you need a 1" difference from front to back. I have 2" up front and 1.5" in the back and I would have liked for it to have more of a level look than it does with only a 1/2" difference. I've seen other trucks with a 1" higher lift in the front and they look perfectly level. The best thing to do is to jack up the back of your truck by the bumper to the height of the look you like and measure before and after from tire to fender. Once you have your preferred height measured, all you need to do is decide on what type of rear lift to use. Not sure if that's what your looking for but I hope it helps.
 

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My truck was level with 2.5" front lift and 1" rear lift. The fender to tire gap was pretty much dead even.
Go with 1.5" lift if you want the rear slightly higher.


Pic of 2.5" front + 1" rear
For reference, the red lines are exactly the same size.
 

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thanks everyone for the responses. I'm thinking about going with the PRG adjustable shackles.
 

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thanks everyone for the responses. I'm thinking about going with the PRG adjustable shackles.
I prefer the AAL spring. Still rides good and doesn't squat much with a load or trailer hitched up.
 

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My truck was level with 2.5" front lift and 1" rear lift. The fender to tire gap was pretty much dead even.
Go with 1.5" lift if you want the rear slightly higher.


Pic of 2.5" front + 1" rear
For reference, the red lines are exactly the same size.
First truck I've seen with a 1.5" difference, looks great. But you're a KC and he's a CC so the results may not be the same.
 

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My truck was level with 2.5" front lift and 1" rear lift. The fender to tire gap was pretty much dead even.
Go with 1.5" lift if you want the rear slightly higher.


Pic of 2.5" front + 1" rear
For reference, the red lines are exactly the same size.
Just wandering what did you use for the 1" rear lift, block, shackle or aal? I measured and I have exactly a 1" diff from the front to the back so I'm guessing that the 1" block should do the trick.
 

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This is a 2.5 /1.5 kit. Mine is on a 4wd with the offroad package. All trucks will sit a little different
 

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Just wandering what did you use for the 1" rear lift, block, shackle or aal? I measured and I have exactly a 1" diff from the front to the back so I'm guessing that the 1" block should do the trick.
Yep, the 1" blocks should make it completely level. I agree with the others that posted...every truck sits a little different.

That pic I posted was with 1" blocks in the rear. Right now, i have the 1" blocks and the Deaver AAL 2-leaf pack because I have the front lifted more. I do recommend the deavers if you have the money and don't mind the extra height. They do improve the ride. My truck feels like it has more traction and the rear definitely articulates a lot better (with the overload spring removed). The rear doesn't seem to skip/hop around as much as it used to.
 

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Yep, the 1" blocks should make it completely level. I agree with the others that posted...every truck sits a little different.

That pic I posted was with 1" blocks in the rear. Right now, i have the 1" blocks and the Deaver AAL 2-leaf pack because I have the front lifted more. I do recommend the deavers if you have the money and don't mind the extra height. They do improve the ride. My truck feels like it has more traction and the rear definitely articulates a lot better (with the overload spring removed). The rear doesn't seem to skip/hop around as much as it used to.
I'm pretty sure I want to go with the Deaver AAL, but originally I was concerned that it will raise the rear more than I want, but after measuring (if the AAL only raise it 2") there should only be about a 1/2 to 3/4" diff from the rear to the front. I tow a boat on occasion so I guess it wouldn't hurt to have it a little higher in the rear.
 

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I have a 99 Frontier 4wd. I would like to get a leveling kit for it, but I see I can only get a front leveling kit for it. I just want to make it look a little better and then I can put some different rims and tires on it. How do I get a rear leveling kit as well?
 

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I have a 99 Frontier 4wd. I would like to get a leveling kit for it, but I see I can only get a front leveling kit for it. I just want to make it look a little better and then I can put some different rims and tires on it. How do I get a rear leveling kit as well?
You really only need to raise the front to make it level with the rear, which is why most kits labeled as "leveling kits" are just for the front (because the rear sits higher already). Anything else is just more lift.
 

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Hey TM968! I dont want to jack your thread but I have a question about the Rough Country lift. I have the same lift and I have everything ready to go back together. I noticed that you can not put the strut back exactly as the way it came out because the spacer is reverse of the stock holes. Did you just put it in backwards?
 

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Just turn it 180 degrees and install it the same way
 

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Hey TM968! I dont want to jack your thread but I have a question about the Rough Country lift. I have the same lift and I have everything ready to go back together. I noticed that you can not put the strut back exactly as the way it came out because the spacer is reverse of the stock holes. Did you just put it in backwards?
Sorry for the slow response I was out of town. Yes I had to rotate the strut 180 degrees and I believe it was just the pass side.
 

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where might be the best place to purchase an AAL spring?
I got mine from the AC guys with their coils that sucked bad. I removed the coils after about a 1k miles but the AAL was good to go.

Sorry for the delay in answering.

Marc
 
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