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    Sr. Apprentice post3ll's Avatar
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    Default level/ cap question

    I just put a daystar front leveling kit on my truck and am also shopping around for a cap. My question is if i put a cap on the bed will the excess weight pull the rear of the truck closer to the ground and shoot my headlights up in the air? I dont think there will be a big issue i was just looking for some input. Thanks

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    What do you have for a truck? Go on lears web site and pick out a cap and get the weight, put that amount in your bed and see what happens. Most trucks shouldn't sag from just a cap, if it does add a leaf or airbags maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by post3ll View Post
    I just put a daystar front leveling kit on my truck and am also shopping around for a cap. My question is if i put a cap on the bed will the excess weight pull the rear of the truck closer to the ground and shoot my headlights up in the air? I dont think there will be a big issue i was just looking for some input. Thanks
    ........Around 5/6 years back, I had a Snug Top Cap/Shell on my Silverado, before going with a Snug Top Tonneau Cover, I have also installed a 2in" Rear Shackle Drop, and when the Cap/Shell was put on........the Back/Bed of the Truck barely move(Down).....IIRC they(Snug Top) expressed to me the Weight of the Cap/Shell was around 250lbs??........and as you can see, my Silverado is a Short Bed, Fleetside.

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    I had zero issues with sagging after installing my topper with a pro comp 2" leveling kit. A basic fiberglass topper (no cab side slider, regular side windows, etc.) will weigh close to 200 pounds, which our trucks handle with ease. I even had my truck loaded to the brim with everything 3 people and a baby would need on a recent road trip and the truck still sat fairly "level" (though the front of the truck has been lowered down a 1/2" before then)
    2005 Chevy Silverado W/T
    4X4|4.8 with some mods (has only slightly more pull than a 5.3)|Auto|4 door ex cab|Cooper Discoverer AT/3's in 285-75/17's on Helo 842's|Cooper Discover M+S 265-75/17's on Devino DV349's|Flowmaster 40 Single in Dual out with custom bent pipe from the end of the cats back|2" Procomp leveling kit|Custom made center console|Custom dyno tunes|Air Raid CAI|Air Raid Throttle Body Spacer|Apex brand topper|Kenwood Head Unit with Kenwood speakers|Painted mirrors/grille|Debadged except front emblem|Bilsteins front and rear
    Planned mods not in order
    2 inch lift|Custom front/rear bumper|hitch tire carrier|roof basket on topper, bars on cab|finish center console build|install Midland CB|Power options|Tint|Custom made raised bed in the bed of the truck|Lund LunarVisor
    Also have a 1992 Ford Ranger with a lot of stuff done to it. Currently waiting for a bit of a rebuild.


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    Shouldn't make a differnece unless you get one o dem der campers
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