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What is a Leveling Kit?

Have you ever noticed that the front of your vehicle sits a little bit lower than the rear of your vehicle? It’s a subtle difference that’s a purposeful feature manufacturers often put on trucks and SUVs. The reason for the imbalance, known as “rake,” is based on the idea that when you add a heavy load into your truck bed or the trunk of your vehicle, it may cause sagging, or even cause you to bottom out, which can prematurely wear out your suspension parts. By lifting the rear of your vehicle, the distance between the rear axle and the frame is increased, reducing sag and thus preventing potential damage to your suspension from extra stress caused by bottoming out.

While it’s a practical feature, it’s not a necessary one to have on your vehicle, and that’s where a leveling kit comes in. Like the name suggests, these kits are different from a lift kit in that a leveling kit only lifts the front of the vehicle rather than the entire body. Adding a leveling kit will reduce or eliminate the rake and even allow you to fit larger tires. You’ll also get an added bonus of more ground clearance, and because it will only impact the front of your vehicle, your payload capacity will remain the same. The overall result is a subtle change that will make your vehicle look more aggressive and stand a little taller, but without requiring you to replace numerous parts.

What are the Types of Leveling Kits?

Coil Spring Spacer Leveling Kit

Coil Spring Spacers

These spacers are added to the top or bottom of your spring buckets. Depending on the height of your leveling kit, some coil spring spacers may come with shock extensions and bump stop relocation to accommodate the added lift.

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torsion bar key

Torsion Bar Keys

This type of kit is a little more involved than the previous two, as it involves replacing factory parts rather than simply adding to them. These are used on torsion bar suspension systems to adjust the height. These OEM replacement keys are sturdier than the factory ones and are built to accommodate the extra lift.

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Strut Extension Leveling Kit

Strut Extensions

Strut extensions are just as their name sounds: All you have to do is place these extensions on the top or bottom of your current struts. These are used on vehicles that have coilover struts in the front.

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Which One Should I Choose?

The right kind of leveling kit for you depends on a variety of factors, including how much lift you want as well as what type of suspension you have. Our kits are filtered not only by the type, but also by make, year and model, making it easy to find a kit that will fit your vehicle. Start browsing our inventory by selecting the make of your vehicle below. Feel free to give us a call at 800-358-4751 and a suspension expert can help guide you.

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