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True or False: 2” Leveling Kit, w/ ORP?

EJanx07

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I see conflicting answers when it comes to a 2” Level Kit, added on top of the factory 1” ORP Lift.

True or False:?

Adding a 2” (Rough Country) Leveling Kit to the factory Off-Road Package, will make the 2019 Big Horn/Lone Star - exactly Level? No Rake visible...? Rear end doesn’t sag? (Rear end is lower than the front)

I’ve read posts on here, with people saying their 2” level kit results are:
The Front Rake, is still noticeably present but minimal, OR the truck looks perfectly level and looks great, OR the front now sits higher than the rear, giving their truck a “saggy rear look”.

I’m new to the game, and this is the 1st “Brand New” Truck I’ve ever owned. Any input/advice, is greatly appreciated! I want to level my truck, but not sure which brand of level kit to go with, to make it look perfectly level with Zero rake in either front or rear of my truck.

I must say, I’ve driven a lot of new trucks over the years and my 2019 Ram is hands down the nicest I’ve driven! Can’t beat a HEMI!

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It depends on the truck. Every truck is a little bit different. Some trucks only need 1.5" to level it, some need 3" to level. Best thing to do is to measure yours with a tape measure. Measure the front and then the back on level ground and see what the difference is. Measure from the center of the wheel, to the bottom of the fender. That's the only way to know for sure. 2-2.5" does it for most trucks. You also need to decide what kind of spacer you want. The Rough Country spacer you are talking about goes inside the strut assembly, and will result in a slightly harsher ride, but still not bad. You can also get a top hat spacer that goes on top of the strut assembly and keeps it much closer to the factory ride. Either way, when you put bigger tires on it will have a much bigger effect on ride quality than the leveling kit.

Also, any leveling kit from the 4th gen 4wd trucks will work. The strut assembly is the exact same. Many users here are goin with a 2" or 2.5" MotoFab top hat spacer, and replacing the upper control arms with the Readylift UCAs off of Amazon. Since you already have the offroad package, I would highly recommend swapping the UCAs out when you do the leveling kit. I have the Readylift control arms and they are much better than the factory UCAs if you are doing a level.
 

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It depends on the truck. Every truck is a little bit different. Some trucks only need 1.5" to level it, some need 3" to level. Best thing to do is to measure yours with a tape measure. Measure the front and then the back on level ground and see what the difference is. Measure from the center of the wheel, to the bottom of the fender. That's the only way to know for sure. 2-2.5" does it for most trucks. You also need to decide what kind of spacer you want. The Rough Country spacer you are talking about goes inside the strut assembly, and will result in a slightly harsher ride, but still not bad. You can also get a top hat spacer that goes on top of the strut assembly and keeps it much closer to the factory ride. Either way, when you put bigger tires on it will have a much bigger effect on ride quality than the leveling kit.

Also, any leveling kit from the 4th gen 4wd trucks will work. The strut assembly is the exact same. Many users here are goin with a 2" or 2.5" MotoFab top hat spacer, and replacing the upper control arms with the Readylift UCAs off of Amazon. Since you already have the offroad package, I would highly recommend swapping the UCAs out when you do the leveling kit. I have the Readylift control arms and they are much better than the factory UCAs if you are doing a level.
Link to UCA on Amazon?
 

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Link to UCA on Amazon?

ReadyLift 66-1921 2'' Leveling... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F4N89XK?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share


The Ready Lift kit leveled out my Rebel within a .5” from to rear. I installed the Moto fab spacers first and didn’t like the control arm angle so I went with the Ready lift kit.



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ORG with the 2019 Readylift 2” Level. With the level, my rear is 3/4” higher than the front which is perfect for my needs. When I tow my 3k lbs. boat setup, it is level so do consider your needs after level.
 

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It depends on the truck. Every truck is a little bit different. Some trucks only need 1.5" to level it, some need 3" to level. Best thing to do is to measure yours with a tape measure. Measure the front and then the back on level ground and see what the difference is. Measure from the center of the wheel, to the bottom of the fender. That's the only way to know for sure. 2-2.5" does it for most trucks. You also need to decide what kind of spacer you want. The Rough Country spacer you are talking about goes inside the strut assembly, and will result in a slightly harsher ride, but still not bad. You can also get a top hat spacer that goes on top of the strut assembly and keeps it much closer to the factory ride. Either way, when you put bigger tires on it will have a much bigger effect on ride quality than the leveling kit.

Also, any leveling kit from the 4th gen 4wd trucks will work. The strut assembly is the exact same. Many users here are goin with a 2" or 2.5" MotoFab top hat spacer, and replacing the upper control arms with the Readylift UCAs off of Amazon. Since you already have the offroad package, I would highly recommend swapping the UCAs out when you do the leveling kit. I have the Readylift control arms and they are much better than the factory UCAs if you are doing a level.
It depends on the truck. Every truck is a little bit different. Some trucks only need 1.5" to level it, some need 3" to level. Best thing to do is to measure yours with a tape measure. Measure the front and then the back on level ground and see what the difference is. Measure from the center of the wheel, to the bottom of the fender. That's the only way to know for sure. 2-2.5" does it for most trucks. You also need to decide what kind of spacer you want. The Rough Country spacer you are talking about goes inside the strut assembly, and will result in a slightly harsher ride, but still not bad. You can also get a top hat spacer that goes on top of the strut assembly and keeps it much closer to the factory ride. Either way, when you put bigger tires on it will have a much bigger effect on ride quality than the leveling kit.

Also, any leveling kit from the 4th gen 4wd trucks will work. The strut assembly is the exact same. Many users here are goin with a 2" or 2.5" MotoFab top hat spacer, and replacing the upper control arms with the Readylift UCAs off of Amazon. Since you already have the offroad package, I would highly recommend swapping the UCAs out when you do the leveling kit. I have the Readylift control arms and they are much better than the factory UCAs if you are doing a level.

I hope I measured accurately (as close as I could with a cheap tape measure).
From the center of my hub, to the bottom of my fender lip:
Front = 22.5”
Back = 24.5”
Would a 2” spacer make my truck perfectly level?
My Big Horn has the ORP, and everyone’s results seem to vary on this forum. To me, common sense says yes, but I wanted to see what you guys think..
I’ll either go with a FabTech 2” or a Rough Country 2”.
I need to keep it as cheap as possible, so the wife doesn’t notice the missing cash, that simply disappeared. HAHA!
 

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I have the 2 1/2 Rough Country leveling kit. I'm really happy with it and my tires don't rub anymore. It is an expensive install if you don't do it yourself. Most estimates were between $550 to $750. You will also need to do an alignment. I ended up finding a place that charged me $450 including the alignment.
 

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Ready Lift 66-1921 will get you within a 1/2” front to rear.


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Ready Lift 66-1921 will get you within a 1/2” front to rear.


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Ready lift’s include the spacers and UCA’s?
Is the replacement of the UCA’s required for a 2” level? I’m trying to do this, in the least expensive way possible.... my wife is getting pissed, that I’m spending so much money on my truck! Hahaha
 

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As others have said, with the ORP, make sure to use new UCA’s with the 2-2.5 spacer. When you purchase the spacer kit, the spacer will not measure the same as the advertised lift. For example, the 2.5 inch lift measures just under 2 inches. It does provide the advertised lift.

If you have any mechanical ability and tools you can perform the job yourself. It is a good idea to have someone assist you so you have an extra set of hands. Check out some of the videos and it will help give you an idea of how the disassembly and reassembly goes. Allow yourself a day to do it. Once you do the first side, the second will go much quicker.

I think I had about $350 in parts and another $80 for an alignment. I used the RL UCA’s and Motofab 2.5 spacer. I have the Off Road Group. My front is now 1/2 inch lower than the rear. It rides great.

Good luck with the leveling kit.....and your wife.
 

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Ready lift’s include the spacers and UCA’s?
Is the replacement of the UCA’s required for a 2” level? I’m trying to do this, in the least expensive way possible.... my wife is getting pissed, that I’m spending so much money on my truck! Hahaha

Do not compromise your $40k+ vehicle for a couple hundred bucks!
 

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Ready lift’s include the spacers and UCA’s?
Is the replacement of the UCA’s required for a 2” level? I’m trying to do this, in the least expensive way possible.... my wife is getting pissed, that I’m spending so much money on my truck! Hahaha

I put the spacers on first and reattached the factory arms and the ball joint angle was ugly. So glad I got the kit with the arms. I didn’t feel like doing arms in the near future.


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It depends on the truck. Every truck is a little bit different. Some trucks only need 1.5" to level it, some need 3" to level. Best thing to do is to measure yours with a tape measure. Measure the front and then the back on level ground and see what the difference is. Measure from the center of the wheel, to the bottom of the fender. That's the only way to know for sure. 2-2.5" does it for most trucks. You also need to decide what kind of spacer you want. The Rough Country spacer you are talking about goes inside the strut assembly, and will result in a slightly harsher ride, but still not bad. You can also get a top hat spacer that goes on top of the strut assembly and keeps it much closer to the factory ride. Either way, when you put bigger tires on it will have a much bigger effect on ride quality than the leveling kit.

Also, any leveling kit from the 4th gen 4wd trucks will work. The strut assembly is the exact same. Many users here are goin with a 2" or 2.5" MotoFab top hat spacer, and replacing the upper control arms with the Readylift UCAs off of Amazon. Since you already have the offroad package, I would highly recommend swapping the UCAs out when you do the leveling kit. I have the Readylift control arms and they are much better than the factory UCAs if you are doing a level.

With users going with the motofab top hat spacer and the readylift UCA's, are they just not using the "top strut extension" spacer included with the readylift kit? Also I have herd of one user having clearance issues with the readylift kit at full droop and readylift said it was normal. Is anyone seeing this problem?
 

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With users going with the motofab top hat spacer and the readylift UCA's, are they just not using the "top strut extension" spacer included with the readylift kit? Also I have herd of one user having clearance issues with the readylift kit at full droop and readylift said it was normal. Is anyone seeing this problem?
You can buy the Readylift control arms alone from Amazon. I have the Readylift arms and spacer and have not had any issues. Been running it for a year now.
 

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You can buy the Readylift control arms alone from Amazon. I have the Readylift arms and spacer and have not had any issues. Been running it for a year now.
Do you have a link or part #? Thanks for the info.
 

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Update: I installed a 2” Motofab on mine yesterday, and it’s looking perfectly level (looks SO much better). I verified with my dealership whether or not you actually need/should also switch out the UCA’s, and they said “No”. “You don’t need to worry about the UCA’s, with only going with a 2” level”. “Anything higher, then yes you should switch them out”. But if I was gonna take it off-roading a lot, I would switch them out, just for piece of mine.
Next upgrade: 33’s
What do you guys think would look the best?.
 

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Update: I installed a 2” Motofab on mine yesterday, and it’s looking perfectly level (looks SO much better). I verified with my dealership whether or not you actually need/should also switch out the UCA’s, and they said “No”. “You don’t need to worry about the UCA’s, with only going with a 2” level”. “Anything higher, then yes you should switch them out”. But if I was gonna take it off-roading a lot, I would switch them out, just for piece of mine.
Next upgrade: 33’s
What do you guys think would look the best?.

34's :cool:
 
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Update: I installed a 2” Motofab on mine yesterday, and it’s looking perfectly level (looks SO much better). I verified with my dealership whether or not you actually need/should also switch out the UCA’s, and they said “No”. “You don’t need to worry about the UCA’s, with only going with a 2” level”. “Anything higher, then yes you should switch them out”. But if I was gonna take it off-roading a lot, I would switch them out, just for piece of mine.
Next upgrade: 33’s
What do you guys think would look the best?.
33 will fit stock suspension. A 34'ish will look and fill the opening better.
 

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