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Old 07-01-2015, 04:37 PM   #1
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Leveling kit or lift kit?

Hi all,
I am looking into a leveling kit or a lift kit. I want a little bit of lift so much truck sits up higher. What is the best way to achieve this? I saw where Supreme Suspension has a 3" front and a 2" rear level kit. But I read 3" in a level kit will put way to much strain on the CV's and may max out the steering geometry?

Any insight will be great! Looking for a decent height. I have an 08 ram 1500 QC Big Horn Edition

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Old 07-01-2015, 09:35 PM   #3
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Welcome MC Keefner

I have an 06' QC and I leveled mine with the bilstein 5100 shocks, you can get up to 2.75 lift in the front. I've had no problems and it rides way better than before. My next step is going with a 4" suspension Zone lift the kit comes with everything you'll need. Not sure about the strain on the cv joints or the steering geometry, but I'm sure one of the more knowledgable members will chime in soon.
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A leveling kit shoukd do the trick on a budget. IMO lift it would be better this way there's no issues at all. But I would say a 3" kit shouldn't give you any issues as long as your not running in dunes or anything susp travel crazy
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:25 AM   #5
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Morning all,
Thanks for the feedback! I am still looking into this more before I make a decision. Yeah I usually don't go anywhere too crazy but the dunes, beaches, mountains are not far away and if I do get into a crazy situation I don't want to worry about breaking something when im far away. lol

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Old 07-06-2015, 07:56 AM   #6
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I did not install the 3" front and 2" rear leveling kit. I was not ready to find out if i would eat my CVs when I needed to go into 4x4. What is a good max level kit height?

Another question, I have an 08 ram 1500 big horn edition and it does sit up pretty high and a ST of same year sits a few inches lower than me. If I get a 4" lift, will it be 4" on top of my height now or what?
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I went to O'reilly auto parts and got a two inch block kit for the rear about 50 bucks and set my torsion bars up a little tighter in the front I thing I went two full turns but I recommend a good alignment after that. I was able to run 35" tires with very little rub only on very hard turns like parking spots. also killed my gas mileage with those tires.
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