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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-16-2008, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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Going down to a 2" leveling kit

I currently have the Skyjacker 4.5" lift kit, and I would like to go down to a 2" leveling kit. The kit I have uses 4.5" springs, new track bar and relocation bracket, control arms, dropped pitman arm, shocks, and dual steering stabilizers. I would like to use someones 2" springs, an adjustable track bar, and possibly a bracket. Does anybody know if the Skyjacker bracket will accept a 3rd Gen style adjustable track bar from somewhere like Thuren, Solid Steel, or Lorenz? I like the idea of eliminating the ball joint, but I am not opposed to using one if I have to. Basically, I need your suggestions on a track bar, springs, and shocks for a 2" leveling kit. I use my truck as a daily driver, so I want something that will ride smooth on the street. I emailed Don at Thuren and Russell at Solid Steel. Don has never seen the Skyjacker bracket I have, but I sent him pics and he will get back to me about how it will work with his bar.

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Well, it looks like the Thuren 0-3" adjustable second gen bar is the winner. Now, I just need to decide on some coils. Any suggestions for a soft ride coil spring?

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The Carli springs are really nice. I have some friends that have the Carli 3" kits in their trucks and they ride really nicely.
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what did you do with your old lift?
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Nothing yet, but the springs, pitman arm, trackbar and bracket, and possibly add-a-leaves will be for sale.

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how much would you want for it all? is it a coil lift?
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dang i wouldnt mind me a set of springs vs the spacers i have on my stock springs....

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dang i wouldnt mind me a set of springs vs the spacers i have on my stock springs....
Coils are definitely a better way to go:Thumbup:

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indeed they are, but GotDiesel? has first dibs as he asked before I did. If he doesnt end up taking things, I'll really consider taking them off your hands- I have pretty much the same height lift those springs are for (though different lift manufacturer)....

i couldnt afford a kit with springs when i did my lift so i did what i could afford and have hopes to someday have springs-

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OK. KORE coils or Carrier Spring coils?

98.5 3500 QC LB NV4500 4x4 3.55 SRW, DiPricol gauges, BHAF, 4" Silverline, FBD 150's, Edge Comp, Valair 3800 DD, Draw Straw, 1/2" Filter to IP Line, FASS 95HPFP, 2" Leveling Kit, DSS, 35" Toyo M/T, KDP killed
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