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  • 3 weeks later...

So I got the Rough Country 2 inch leveling kit that goes over the strut. Installation was a ******, took about 9 hours with the help of a mechanic. Mind you we also aligned it and swapped out sensors for new aftermarket rims as well. With that said it only raised the front of my 2021 2wd Custom 1.5". Was truly hoping for a true 2 inch raise. I was able to get 22 inch rims with 33/12.5/22r tires on it. It only rubs on the passenger side on full right turn. ill try to get pictures ASAP. after reading the last 36 pages and me not really going off roading with my 2WD, i wish i would have gone with the simple 2 inch under the strut leveling kit from ready lift. Gotten the same look i assume and would have had it done in less than an hour. 

 

When i called Rough Country about which part (over or under mount) to buy for the leveling kit, they advised I can use either one, but that the under strut kit was less sturdy and would wear down other suspension components much faster than going with the top mounted spacer. They strongly recommended i get the top mounted part. I have 15K miles on my truck so i figured let me go with the "better" kit to last longer....I got buyers remorse now. But on the other had I love my 22" rims on 33" tires combo. 😀

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Im not exactly sure why it took ( hours install time? 

 I just installed a motofab 2" on top of strut level kit on my 2021 RST and took 1.5 hours tops. went well and easy. 

 But I must say it did lift full 2"s and now I must get a 1" block in rear to level as the front is now higher than the rear. 

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16 hours ago, rbdjr said:

Im not exactly sure why it took ( hours install time? 

 I just installed a motofab 2" on top of strut level kit on my 2021 RST and took 1.5 hours tops. went well and easy. 

 But I must say it did lift full 2"s and now I must get a 1" block in rear to level as the front is now higher than the rear. 

The instructions were not that great with the cutting of the studs, it just did not go smooth. I felt more like a mod job than a plug and play part. Just my opinion. I expected a 2-3 hour job and i ended up spending all day on it. 

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Reading through this massive thread and something I keep seeing that I think needs clarified is tires are NOMINALLY sized, meaning not all 33x12.5’s or 295/60/20 or X/Y/Z tire is the same. 
 

You have to look at the specific dimensions for each manufacturer & brand of tire. For instance some nominally sized 33’s may have actual dimensions of 32.5 or less. Others may be slightly > 33. 
 

Depending how tight your clearance is (or isn’t) you may end up with rub issues over these minor differences. 

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Got my dealership to install a 2" ReadyLift leveling kit. They originally added a 2" rear block as well (first picture) which I then had removed to get rid of the rake. (second picture) Distance from ground to fender is within 1/8" front to rear as it sits currently.

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8 hours ago, William Vis said:

Got my dealership to install a 2" ReadyLift leveling kit. They originally added a 2" rear block as well (first picture) which I then had removed to get rid of the rake. (second picture) Distance from ground to fender is within 1/8" front to rear as it sits currently.

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The fronts using under strut spacers?

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22 hours ago, William Vis said:

Yes, the lower front strut extensions from ReadyLift

 

Did you manage to take your before and after measurements on this? I've heard it doesn't actually provide the full 2" of lift.

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2 hours ago, latreille89 said:

 

Did you manage to take your before and after measurements on this? I've heard it doesn't actually provide the full 2" of lift.

I forgot to take before measurements, but it's currently at 39 3/4 from the ground to the fender. Tires are a touch bigger than stock as well (275/60R20 vs 265/60R20) I agree that it doesn't raise it a full 2", but it sits level with the back now so that's ok with me.

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  • 2 weeks later...

is 2.5" motofab level to much for the upper control arms or still within the safe limit? currently my front end with the 3.0 duramax is 36.5" and rear is 38.5". what does the factory rear block measure out at.. id like to lift the rear an 1" above stock.

 

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