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Well when I get bored I start pondering on things. So here it goes....When it comes to leveling a truck out in the front I was curious if a person came across a set of front coil overs off a 2500 or 1500hd (if they still make 1500hd hadn't pain much attention if they do or not) would the coil over assemblies do the same as say a 2" front level kit.

Then just us levelers could keep a stock look to the suspension but with benefits of bring the front end up a bit. It technically wouldn't be as cost effective as a after market kit. Anyways just checking to see what you folks had to say on the matter
 

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Well when I get bored I start pondering on things. So here it goes....When it comes to leveling a truck out in the front I was curious if a person came across a set of front coil overs off a 2500 or 1500hd (if they still make 1500hd hadn't pain much attention if they do or not) would the coil over assemblies do the same as say a 2" front level kit.

Then just us levelers could keep a stock look to the suspension but with benefits of bring the front end up a bit. It technically wouldn't be as cost effective as a after market kit. Anyways just checking to see what you folks had to say on the matter
I don't know if its possible because of the height differences and the possibility of it throwing off suspension angles by not being specifically designed for a 1500, but I could also see this being an issue if your truck is a 4x4, since the only coil springs you will find on a 2500 will be on 2wd trucks. Even then I'm not sure that it would be a coilover setup on a 2500. Your best bet is probably to go aftermarket since they are specifically designed for that application and will most likely require less effort.
 

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The coil awould be stiffer than what your present coils are and the ride wouldnt remain as good.
There is a difference in the arms and other suspension to make the ride smoother but able to handle more weight on a 2500 or a 1500HD.
 

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The K2500's have torson bars and not springs unless its a 2wd. If you have a classic body style K1500 truck then the K2500 bars will work . I did this on my '05 K1500 Z-71. I installed what is called the "WZ" bars. Another thing if you install the C2500 front spring on a C1500 theres not enough adjustments for proper alignments.
 

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As usual my thought process wasn't complete when this popped in my head. I forgot that the hd trucks are still on the torsion bar setup rather than full coil over like the nbs half tons have now. Just a thought. But may still go and do some measuring of a 2500 coil spring length and diameter just see how much of difference there really is between 1500 and 2500, just out of curiosity. Probably wouldn't be something I would do even if you could swap just the springs because of the log wagon ride effect it would have.
 

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What year is your truck? Also most k2500's sit about 3" higher than a K1500. Skyjacker makes a nice 3" suspension lift for the NBS k1500's. Its easy to install because you don't have to drop the front diff.
 
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