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Leveling Kit!

as i just recieved off road adventures in the mail, i read the artical about the dodge where it shows the 2" leveling kit installation. it reminded me of the kit im geting. ahhhh i am so happy, i cant wait to order it up! speaking of, do you guys think i will need the extended studs for this? i think that iwould since they sell it as a kit, but they also sell it without them.

here is the url, i might end up getting the set with the aal's but idk yet,

http://store.fatbobsgarage.com/share...t=products.asp
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What leveling kit are you getting?
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well it wouldnt make a url for the exact page so i had to do that, im getting the spacer with extended studs and aal's, its very cheap, 95 bucks + shipping, its the third one down on the list
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Theres a reason its very cheap...
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yeah i know and if i was worried i wouldnt buy it
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what kind of modding are you planning on doing?? I know you mentioned concern of resale on the truck in the future so where do you draw the line??
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well what i meant by that is just in case i wanted to sell it, i never want to sell this beast! i plan on doing that leveling kit, 31" cooper discoverer stt, 15x8 pro comp series 51 3.75 bs, hopefully a modded out 4.0 when this one goes to heaven (even though it runs like it has 50,000 miles lol) pro comp resivoir shocks, custom fabbed bumpers, ditch the canopy for a while, get a black tool box, fab up a headache rack in AG shop, and whatever comes to mind. this will all take good time for it to all come together but it will be sick when its done. i will for surely make a thread when i start modding. god i cant wait!!!!!. what about you marie?
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you confuse me.... you will mess w/ the engine but you won't lift it?? lol

I dunno... more lift... some interior stuff... not really sure...
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well it has 207K miles, the engine is more important then the perfectly working suspension. i only have so much money, and i would rather have a drivable rig than a motor-less lifted truck, kno what i mean?
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dude i was told something once and i live by it. "If the motor is running great the way it is don't do anything to it but normal maintenance". My ranger has 269k on it and my suspension sucks those motors are dime a dozen. i wouldn't touch the motor i would lift it and drive it the motor is going to be fine. why fix the motor if it isn't broken
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i know, i said i would like to put a modded out motor when this goes to heaven. i just dont want it to die and have all my money in a lift. i know this motor will last 300k, it runs like it has 70k on it! so therefore i will only put a hundred dollar leveling kit in it.
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so why are you being so cheap?
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Body lift is only $150... not trying to pressure you just want you to have all the facts...
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Well Im planning on doing something similar. I want to put longer coils or coil spacers in my truck to level it. And yes the BL is only 150, but it doesnt level it (or does it, I can never tell). And personally I think its a bunch of bs with the bl. I hate how they only charge $100 for the actual lift and then screw you for $50 if you drive a stick.
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LMAO... well... maybe I missed it but it sounded like leveling it wasn't the priority... lifting it was... and it's not screwing you... you chose to drive a manual and when you lift your body 3" off the frame the mechanism allowing you to shift manually no longer reaches...... not like they are like, "we're gonna screw the guys who drive manuals!!"
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LMAO... well... maybe I missed it but it sounded like leveling it wasn't the priority
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not like they are like, "we're gonna screw the guys who drive manuals!!"
lol, i didnt mean it like that. Im just saying, a third of the cost for the BL goes for one little piece of metal to extend a rod?
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lol, i didnt mean it like that. Im just saying, a third of the cost for the BL goes for one little piece of metal to extend a rod?
I'm also referring to conversations I've had with him about this in other threads... so do you think they are screwing you on wheels and tires?? That cost 10x what the BL cost....
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dude i was told something once and i live by it. "If the motor is running great the way it is don't do anything to it but normal maintenance". My ranger has 269k on it and my suspension sucks those motors are dime a dozen. i wouldn't touch the motor i would lift it and drive it the motor is going to be fine. why fix the motor if it isn't broken
I guess $400-$600 is a dime to you? That's a big chunk of change for me. I'd rather put money into the motor and make sure it's mechanically sound then just do regular maintenance, and then when it dies, just go out and get another used junk yard motor. But I guess that's just me.

$500 for a used engine that has no work done to it that might even need more work then anything I may have to do vs. my engine that I know the history of, and could rebuild it and not have to worry about anything else happening afterwords.

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i know, i said i would like to put a modded out motor when this goes to heaven. i just dont want it to die and have all my money in a lift. i know this motor will last 300k, it runs like it has 70k on it! so therefore i will only put a hundred dollar leveling kit in it.
So it gained 20K miles overnight? LOL! J/K.
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exactly! thank you jimmeh, and no, im not buying a body lift marie, i dont like them and i never will, sorry for that, and i didnt put "hassle me about a lift instead having a nicely running motor" for a title, i put "leveling kit" which i wanted to know if i needed the extended studs, its pretty cut and dry, i might have a lift in the future, but i dont see where people think you need to dump a bunch of money into a lift, i simply cant afford it. its pretty hard to pressure someone into a lift when they have no money to spend lol
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