TRX with Leveling Kit and Behind Grille lights

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I am with @F8Demon on this one, the truck definitely looks nose high. I’ve measured my front and rear fenders several times and it’s slightly less than an inch and a half difference with the standard factory rake.

These are not like heavy duty trucks, the rake is minimal and with the 1.5 leveling kit the nose is going to be higher, and if you ever put anything in the bed of the truck it will sit looking funny.

I like the idea of the leveling kit to raise the front end, but you almost need something you can raise the back end with as well. Then you’re essentially putting several inches of lift on the truck all the way around, that makes more sense to me if you want to lift it.

I’m keeping my suspension completely factory and driving it off-road like I stole it. Heading to Colorado Walden sand dunes in TWO months, will test the jumping capabilities very soon!!

Thanks again for being creative and taking risk, really cool idea and awesome to share with everyone what you have learned.
 
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1.5" LEVELING KIT

Good Morning,
So the original TRX that was supposed to be here didn't show up to dealer yet.(seems to happen a lot to people).
We decided to go with Plan B: Steal back AL's truck and modify the kit we originally installed.
Here are some pics of the final product.
This Is the 1.5" after the install, alignment and short test drive.
I have reached out to the manufacturing company we are going to be contracting with to see how fast we can get the first 100 kits to us. As soon as he calls me (fingers crossed today/tomorrow latest) I will have more info on pricing / timeframe of product to my door date. I am hoping (per conversation with Company Rep.) that we can have at least first 25 kits in a 1-1.5 week timeframe. I have a list of people already on waiting list from all over the country. I am also working on a direct link for purchase.

Thanks Sully
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Thanks for the update. Looks great. Can you get a pic on one side from the front of the UCA/LCA and the angle of the CV axle? Curious to see how much the angle is increased on the CV. Not concerned, just curious.
 

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Thanks for the update. Looks great. Can you get a pic on one side from the front of the UCA/LCA and the angle of the CV axle? Curious to see how much the angle is increased on the CV. Not concerned, just curious.
Sorry for the delay. I had to run over after work and catch the truck. They were just getting ready to load it on transport truck for its new owner. Thanks Sully
 

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Did you do anything with the little rods on the sensors on the front control arms? I know in air ride vehicles, they are used to adjust height. I'm guessing on the TRX, it serves more as a "reading" tool for the suspension to keep updated with what the truck is doing. Curious to see what kind if issues it could cause if longer rods weren't put in. Seems it would be sending out inaccurate readings to the computer.
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Did you do anything with the little rods on the sensors on the front control arms? I know in air ride vehicles, they are used to adjust height. I'm guessing on the TRX, it serves more as a "reading" tool for the suspension to keep updated with what the truck is doing. Curious to see what kind if issues it could cause if longer rods weren't put in. Seems it would be sending out inaccurate readings to the computer.
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I wonder if those are the jump detector sensors?
 

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Did you do anything with the little rods on the sensors on the front control arms? I know in air ride vehicles, they are used to adjust height. I'm guessing on the TRX, it serves more as a "reading" tool for the suspension to keep updated with what the truck is doing. Curious to see what kind if issues it could cause if longer rods weren't put in. Seems it would be sending out inaccurate readings to the computer.
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I have one on my BMW which is used to determine adaptive LED headlight positioning.
 

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I wonder if those are the jump detector sensors?
The Fox Live Valve shocks uses a similar type of shock/wheel position sensor. I think the Bilsteins use a similar technology to live valve. If so it controls the valving through the travel cycle of the shock. When you level the raptor you just have to reset static height or the ride gets stiff because the truck thinks the wheel has drooped a few inches and it's adjusted valving for the impact the shock thinks is coming but never does so the result is a constantly firm shock setting. I'm not certain this is the same on the TRX, just something I've seen with leveled live valve shocks.
 
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