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    I was just wondering how much front lift is needed to level a 2wd tundra. i've seen kits that lift 1", 2", and 2.5" and all claim to level the truck. which one is the right amount of lift???

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    Quote Originally Posted by mely613
    I was just wondering how much front lift is needed to level a 2wd tundra. i've seen kits that lift 1", 2", and 2.5" and all claim to level the truck. which one is the right amount of lift???
    Wheelers OffRoad sells springs for the front that actually level the truck. They lift about 2". I have the 1" Daystar spacer up front that lifted about 1 1/2" to 1 3/4" and looks level. I don't think you can go wrong with any of those, if you want perfectly level, on a 4X4 its probably going to be 2". Someone here will correct me if I'm wrong.


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    I just did the Cornfed 2 1/2" lift on my 2wd TRD Tundra Limited. Without doing the AALs in the rear, the front sits level with the rear. I will let you know what happens after I add the leafs.

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    I just installed some Protect EZ Lift 1" shock spacers, which, due to the position and ratios and all that good stuff, equal out to about a 2" lift. I think it's just about level, possibly still a hair shorter in the front... check out this PICTURE and judge for yourself...
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    [QUOTE=Johnny Law]Wheelers OffRoad sells springs for the front that actually level the truck. They lift about 2". I have the 1" Daystar spacer up front that lifted about 1 1/2" to 1 3/4" and looks level. I don't think you can go wrong with any of those, if you want perfectly level, on a 4X4 its probably going to be 2". Someone here will correct me if I'm wrong.[/QUOTE

    I agree with Johnny Law about the Wheelers coils, I installed mine about 2 weeks ago and I love 'em. I have a 4x4 TRD that used to have that stock "stinkbug" look and looks great now. The truck has a barely noticeable rake and a slightly stiffer ride. I ,as well as many other TSers, highly recommend them. good luck with your choice.

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    I'm selling the stock springs off of my 4x4 (I upgraded to Wheelers). I've read in this forum that these springs will level out a 4x2. They only have 7,500 miles on them. You can have them for $75 plus shipping. Let me know if you're interested.

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    Anyone know about adding the 4x4 springs to the TRD 2wd set-up with Cornfed Spacers? I still think my front end is sitting a bit low, and wondered about getting the 4x springs to replace my 2x springs. I have the TRD package with the Bilstiens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darth tundra
    Anyone know about adding the 4x4 springs to the TRD 2wd set-up with Cornfed Spacers? I still think my front end is sitting a bit low, and wondered about getting the 4x springs to replace my 2x springs. I have the TRD package with the Bilstiens.
    You can ask Mister B about it. I think he's running this set-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mely613
    I was just wondering how much front lift is needed to level a 2wd tundra. i've seen kits that lift 1", 2", and 2.5" and all claim to level the truck. which one is the right amount of lift???
    Do yourself a favor and take measurements off your truck. I had an 02 Tundra non TRD that was over 2 inches lower in the front. When I had cornfeds installed it raised the front by 2 inches leaving the front about a quarter inch lower which was perfect. When I purchased my TRD 03 Tundra I found I was only about an inch and a half lower in the front. This time I bought Daystar 1 inch spacers which after they were installed gave me 1 and 3/4 inches of lift bringing the front to about a quarter inch higher. This not only looked just as ridiculous as being raked from the factory, but my headlights were in the trees. So i came back with TRD AALs which brought the back back up about a quarter inch higher than the front. So you can see you that you must take measurements off YOUR truck and then be ready to improvise in order to get the truck looking just like you want it to. Good luck.

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    Default to lift, or level? ...that... , is the question

    I believe that cornfed sells the 2" front spacer as a leveling mod only, and the 2 1/2 front spacer with 1 1/4 " rear block as a front/rear lift. I'd go with the 2" front only, if you just want to be level, so when you put stuff in the bed, you won't feet like you're driving uphill!
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