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Old 10-30-2006, 09:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2" leveling kit on an 06.

Just installed the 2" spacers on top of the springs and was wondering if i need to get the front end re-alligned? thanks
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When you installed the kit, you changed the caster angle slightly, making in more negative. I changed my caster angle with I had things apart, but adjusted the eccentric bolts an equal amount when there was no stress on them.
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THE DRIVER SIDE TOOK VERY LITTLE TIME THE PASSENGER SIDE WAS A PAIN. I FINALLY WENT AND RENTED A SPRING COMPRESSOR TO GET THAT SIDE BACK TOGETHER. TOOK ME ABOUT A HALF A DAY. AND I HAVE LITTLE MECHANICL SKILLS.
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THE DRIVER SIDE TOOK VERY LITTLE TIME THE PASSENGER SIDE WAS A PAIN. I FINALLY WENT AND RENTED A SPRING COMPRESSOR TO GET THAT SIDE BACK TOGETHER. TOOK ME ABOUT A HALF A DAY. AND I HAVE LITTLE MECHANICL SKILLS.
My truck was just the opposite! We had to have the spring compressor to get the driver's side back on! LOL

From everything I've heard/read you should get an alignment - even if you don't notice that the driveablity was effected. I wanted to get drop brackets for my stablizer bar put on before getting the alignment. I just got those put on yesterday, so....

My 4x4 guru friend suggested that I have the place that does the alignment set the casters to +4, instead of the usual +3.

I hope that helps!
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After putting a couple of those things in I did mine in about 2-3 hrs. my 4.5" lift took about 9.5 hrs. Not too bad since a majority of it was by myself.
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I hav ebeen considering doing the 2 inch leveling kit but when im towing I dont want it to sag any. When I tow now it sets level. I have the 3500 so I really dont want to install the airbag kit along with the factory overloads.

Jmolone, I see your in NWA. I have land I am building on just outside of Fayetteville on Highway 16 between Fayetteville ad Elkins... I love that area!

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i added 2" leveling kit i would say it took about 45min to put on the truck didnt have andy special tools to 1 floor jack and a bottle jack and every thing else was simple. i did get my truck lined up but thats because i had my steering rebuilt the next day.
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I hav ebeen considering doing the 2 inch leveling kit but when im towing I dont want it to sag any. When I tow now it sets level. I have the 3500 so I really dont want to install the airbag kit along with the factory overloads.

Jmolone, I see your in NWA. I have land I am building on just outside of Fayetteville on Highway 16 between Fayetteville ad Elkins... I love that area!

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Awesome, Josh! I grew up about 15 miles the other side of Elkins! I work in Fayetteville! Maybe we'll see you around!
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