Front Leveling Kits
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Most trucks and suv’s come with a rake towards the front, giving the vehicle a nose-down look which may not be desired by some. To compensate for this angle, a leveling kit can be added. SUV and truck leveling kits are a type of suspension lift kit that will most commonly be added to the front of the vehicle, giving it a few extra inches, thus creating a level, picture perfect vehicle stance.
There are many types of leveling kits, all of which are effective when used in the intended manor. Depending on your vehicle application, you may have a choice between a variety of leveling kit types. The available leveling kit types are:
Torsion Bar Keys
Aftermarket torsion bar keys will replace the factory keys that are already in the pickup or suv. The new torsion keys will re-index the torsion bar, creating a lift which will in turn level the vehicle without having to “crank up” the torsion bars. This is the preferred method, being that cranking up the torsion bars will increase the tension and stiffness, thus creating an extremely unpleasant ride. Leveling torsion bar keys will also generally be made stronger than stock keys, ensuring an extremely safe and durable ride.
Strut Extensions / Strut Spacers
Strut extension leveling kits are intended for trucks or suv’s that use a coilover style spring for the front suspension. The strut extension will be installed on top of the coilover strut, raising the vehicles ride height to the desired level. The strut extension can also be removed fairly easily if the level look happens to longer be desired. Rough Country strut extensions are generally a quick and inexpensive way of leveling your vehicle.
Coil spacers are another type of leveling kit that work similarly to strut extensions. The main difference is the location of the apparatus. Strut spacers will attach to the top of the strut mount where coil spacer leveling kits will be placed directly on top of the coil spring buckets. Some vehicles have the option of both types, but coil spacers tend to be slightly more popular.
Daystar now makes leveling kits complete with front and rear shocks.
Some kits even come complete with body lifts or lift kits to accommodate larger tires!