It's not always a simple task when it comes to deciding on the proper leveling kit. In reality, a leveling kit functions pretty much in the same way as a body lift kit, but with different purposes. Where a body lift is intended to gain an all around even lift of a truck, a leveling kit provides additional lift specifically to either the front or the rear. For instance, a truck with a heavy duty winch and front bumper mount is much heavier and may dip at the front. That imbalance can adversely affect handling or tire and suspension wear. Read more »
Leveling kits serve other functions also such as adding extra clearance space for larger tires and wheels or better rear wheel performance while towing or hauling heavy loads. Simple and effective in how they function, leveling kits are also relatively easy to install. Buy now and save up to 50% on select Leveling Kits from 4wheelonline.
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Leveling kits may not get as much attention as complete suspension lift kits. However, truck leveling kits are important pieces of equipment for a variety of reasons. Typically, leveling kits are the unsung heroes of vehicle performance: a finished painting that is complete in every way, but hangs on your wall slightly crooked. This is where truck leveling kits step in to do their part. The issue is that leveling kits are relatively 'unsung'. Most people understand the general purpose of a leveling kit and premise behind them, but rarely does someone know about the various types or appropriate application of truck leveling kits so we'll attempt to cover as much as we can to help familiarize you with truck leveling kits, and hopefully help you to pick the leveling kit you need.
Strut Extensions: Strut Extension lifts are for vehicles that utilize a coilover strut for the front suspension, which typically include late-model half ton trucks and SUVs. These leveling kits operate off of the simple premise of applying a spacer on top of a factory strut. In this way, modifying your rig requires no modifications of factory parts, and therefore costs less. Plus, strut extensions are easily removed if need be.
Torsion Keys: Torsion keys replace factory pieces, allowing you to produce lift by manipulating a vehicle's torsion bar. Usually, aftermarket torsion keys are built stronger and sturdier than factory units to ensure that this is a safe and effective method of achieving lift. It is usually a wise decision to purchase a torsion key adjustor tool along with the leveling kit for future modification.
Coil Spacers: Coil spacer leveling kits are similar to strut extensions, only the spacer is added to the top of factory spring buckets. This allows you to enjoy all the benefits of truck leveling kits while maintaining a factory stance and OEM ride quality. In order to compensate for the additional lift, some coil spacer applications will require the installation of shock extensions, which are usually included with these leveling kits.
Block Kits: Not to be confused with standard leveling kits, block kits are the preferred method of altering the ride height of the rear end of a vehicle, whether you're looking for a rear-high stance, or just want to put the rake back into your truck for hauling or towing.