Originally Posted by 98chevy
i have a 98 chevy redular cab 2 wheel drive. the guy a bought it from toke a leaf out of the leaf spring on each side. but the front end still sits low to the ground. if i put i leveling kit on it would it make the front end sit higher that the rear end because of the missing leaf. and would it wear out the front end.
On my 1989 regular cab Ford F150 4wd, I needed to raise the front end about in order to level the truck and to gain clearance to add a Meyer snow plow assembly. I took the cheap route and bought a set of those 2" urethane donut levelers and added them under the front coil springs. It leveled the truck pretty well. I would have liked more lift, but that would require much more work. 2 inches is about the limit for that truck, as the camber adjustment reached it's max. Any more lift, I would have needed to add the camber kit, which basically relocates the lower control arm pivot point outward to bring the camber into adjustment. While that solves the camber issue, it might have introduced bumpsteer problems, so I stayed with the 2 inch lift. Anyway, that was last year and so far so good, no adverse handling issues.
Check with Jegs, they have all sorts of lift kit options/advice.
Hope this helps.