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I have recently measured the height of the front and back of my gen 1. I need at least a 2.5 lift to come close to leveling the front end. It’s closer to 3 inches.

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I’ve looked all over and I can’t find a 2.5 inch leveling kit that isn’t shocks. Closest is the adjustable loft at 2.25.

Anyone have a 2.5 inch on a gen1 that could point me to a link?

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Do not use lift spacers or kits. They cause all kinds of problems. Go to mid-perch on the shocks.
 

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Do not use lift spacers or kits. They cause all kinds of problems. Go to mid-perch on the shocks.
Agree with this 100%

Search the forums: Mid Perch, Top Perch. Also Geiser Springs can be added. While leveling kits exist.... do NOT use them. So many better options!
 

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Agree with this 100%

Search the forums: Mid Perch, Top Perch. Also Geiser Springs can be added. While leveling kits exist.... do NOT use them. So many better options!
I was aware of the perch option however I thought that would affect the ride more than a leveling kit. But I will go with your advice.

so I can add larger springs
Or add larger shocks

but no on the leveling kit?
 

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You’re not adding longer shocks, you are simply raising the lower spring retainer on body of the front shocks, adding preload to the stock springs and increasing your ride height.
 

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You’re not adding longer shocks, you are simply raising the lower spring retainer on body of the front shocks, adding preload to the stock springs and increasing your ride height.
yea I understand moving to mid perch does that.

I was speaking about another option of getting larger front shocks. Is that an acceptable method
 

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Why would you want to do that? That would stretch the spring out longer. Or, if it didn't, then the longer shock would be in a more collapsed position limiting the compression distance, possible damaging the shock when it bottoms out.
 

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Why would you want to do that? That would stretch the spring out longer. Or, if it didn't, then the longer shock would be in a more collapsed position limiting the compression distance, possible damaging the shock when it bottoms out.
no clue why just know they are options n I’m trying to get the best way to level
 

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no clue why just know they are options n I’m trying to get the best way to level
doesn’t a longer coil over shock give you more height n more travel. They sell fox shocks that say they will lift the truck 2.5 inches
 

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On my 2014 SE I went with 2018 gen 2 shocks and stock gen 1 springs and top hats. I have put over 30k miles on this combo, truck sets dead level and rides great.
 
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