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Truck drives totally different after 2" leveling kit.

Did the leveling kit, pretty easy to do.

Got an alignment and the shop said my camber was so far out that I had to get aftermarket bushings to adjust it. Wish I would have known sooner. So after getting the bushings installed and an alignment, my truck drives like **** compared to stock. Truck pulls to the right a bit, one tire has a setting of 1 camber and it is said it can't be set back to 0 any further than it is. The other tire is .6.

I want my truck to drive like it did or at LEAST somewhat close than now. it sucks so I'm considering going back to stock height and maybe removing a leaf in the rear to make the ***** even.

Why must everything be so ****ing complicated?
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well this doesnt sound good, i was planning on leveling mine. what kit did you use?
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The summit engineering 2" kit aluminum block set off of e-bay.
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I would add a 1" spacer to the front and leave the leaf in the rear because this will really affect your towing capacity.
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thing is I don't tow too much. This is just crazy how much handling I lost for this little lift.
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hopefully the kit that innovative sells wont have this issue.

do you have anymore info about the bushings? are they kind of like a caster/camber plate?
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not sure but they're adjustable for the caster and camber. Gonna try to find some that can further adjust the settings
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Try another alignment shop. Or your balljoints are shot

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so these are required when leveling? dont know much about the suspension on these trucks so any help is appreciated.
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4wd doesn't need them I don't think. Thanks to the front solid axle. FailWheelDrive, I mean 2wd trucks like mine (not all) have the independent front so they need them.

I was researching ball joints but I think I'm just gonna have to ***** the shop out more.
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