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Leveling kit installed *pic*

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks' started by MC94XR7, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. MC94XR7

    MC94XR7 Senior Member
    from GTA
    Messages: 148

    I got the front jacked up 3". my rear is an inch lower than the front now. I may raise the rear by 2". Let me know what you think. I'm gonna put on a Western Pro Plow Series 2. I'm expecting a 1" drop in the front end which would lever her out but the rear will also drop after I load her up with 500lb of ballast. Let me know what you would do. Am I doing alright? Am I all wrong? Let me know. I know flack my be coming my way. Bring it on but educate me while you're doing it.

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    Last edited: Dec 17, 2015
  2. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,080

    If you added 3" up front and are 1" shorter in the rear, when you add 2" to the rear won't that make the leveling kit pointless? Maybe it's over my head..
     
  3. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,052

    First I'd add another inch in the rear to level it out. Then when you put the plow on and it sits an inch lower I'd add another inch lift there. And then when the rear is lower because you've added another inch to the front I'd add another inch there, etc...etc...
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2015
  4. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,535

    Inch me pinch me
     
  5. MC94XR7

    MC94XR7 Senior Member
    from GTA
    Messages: 148

    So if I'm understanding right, the truck must be level when plowing?
     
  6. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,080

    Instead of wasting money on a million leveling kits at a shop why don't you just do your lift like you want.
     
  7. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,052

    Yes, this. OP, whoever told you that the truck has to sit level when plowing? This very rarely happens. Put your plow on and push some snow and quit fiddling around.
     
  8. MC94XR7

    MC94XR7 Senior Member
    from GTA
    Messages: 148

    Thank you. That's all I needed to know. I'm gonna jack the back by 2" so I dont look like a goof while driving lol
     
  9. ggb6259

    ggb6259 Senior Member
    from SW MI
    Messages: 214

    Whats the truck got to do with what you look like in it?
     
  10. ThatGuySnowPlow

    ThatGuySnowPlow Member
    Messages: 62

    Why not just buy a Timbren Suspension Enhancement System and just leave what you have already.
     
  11. cbservicesllc

    cbservicesllc PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,425

    This......
     
  12. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,114

    Plow kits are designed for a STOCK vehicle, not goofy front end lifts. The factor that determines compatibility is HEIGHT. Nothing at all to do with the angle made between the truck's frame and the ground. Your objective is to have the plow's A-frame level, which means that the point it mounts to the truck is predetermined.
     
  13. Badlandsexc

    Badlandsexc Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Ive always put leveling kits on the front of my trucks and put a add a leaf on back. So about 2.5 front and 1.5 back. Gives then a nice stance. You will have to extend the mout to keep your a frame level.