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Leveling an extended cab 2x4

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by bkaab, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. bkaab

    bkaab New Member

    I just bought my truck (1996 1500 extended cab 2x4) and would like to level it out. So I searched about for a leveling kit but all the ones I found say either 4x4 only or 2x4 single cab only. Why wouldn't the 2x4 leveling kit work on an extended cab? If there is a special one I need can someone give me a link to it?

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    Ok Ive done a little more research and emailed some people who sell them on ebay. And this is what they told me

    "The reason why our kits will not work on extended cabs is because of their coil. Extended cabs coil measure thicker in diameter so when the kit is installed it won’t allow them to seat properly."

    So I searched Rockauto to see the specs on the 96 1500 5.0L v8. And according to the ACDelco springs they sell there isn't any difference in springs between for extended cab and standard cab. Only different springs they have is with AC or without AC.


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    [TR]
    [TD="class: left, align: left"][TABLE="class: layout, width: 714"]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: partlayout"]SPRING SET,FRT -; EXTENDED CAB; 2 WHEEL DRIVE; w/o A/C
    SPRING SET,FRT -; REGULAR CAB; 2 WHEEL DRIVE; w/o A/C[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
    [TABLE="class: moreinfotable, width: 764"]
    [TR]
    [TD]Inside Diameter[/TD]
    [TD]Wire Diameter[/TD]
    [TD]Load Height[/TD]
    [TD]Free Height[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]4.056 "[/TD]
    [TD]0.855 "[/TD]
    [TD]13.50 "[/TD]
    [TD]15.59 "[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]

    [TABLE="class: main, width: 957"]
    [TR="class: part0, bgcolor: #F0F0F0"]
    [TD="class: alternate0"][TABLE="class: parts, width: 838"]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: left, align: left"][TABLE="class: layout, width: 733"]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: partlayout"]SPRING SET,FRT -; REGULAR CAB; 2 WHEEL DRIVE; w/A/C; SEVERE DUTY
    SPRING SET,FRT -; EXTENDED CAB; 2 WHEEL DRIVE; w/A/C; SEVERE DUTY[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
    [TABLE="class: moreinfotable, width: 764"]
    [TR]
    [TD]Inside Diameter[/TD]
    [TD]Wire Diameter[/TD]
    [TD]Load Height[/TD]
    [TD]Free Height[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]4.080 "[/TD]
    [TD]0.906 "[/TD]
    [TD]12.75 "[/TD]
    [TD]15.00 "[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]


    So I guess I'll have to email them and see what they used to develop the spacer.
     

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