Originally Posted by wreedPS
So I installed a Carli 2.5 leveling kit, now everytime I hit a bump the front end creaks/squeaks.
Everything is installed right, could just need to break in?
A creak/squeak could be one of several things pertaining to installation. The track bar will usually not squeak but ensure it's properly torqued on both ends, as is the frame bracket. Double check to ensure there is NO play in your track bar ball joint. Another few things to check, Ensure the coils are properly indexed in the coil seats and the isolators are straight and properly seated.
Many people fail to reset the bushings during installation as well; tis can also cause a squeak. The frame end of the radius arm has a vulcanized bushing. When a leveling system is installed, the bushing is 2" into down-travel bind at ride height. Make sure to loosen the bolt on the frame side bushing to allow the bushing to "unwind" which will set the new center of travel for this bushing. This will ensure the bushing operates as designed throughout up/down travel.
If you're still having issues after all this, know that steering linkage and ball joints are also prone to squeaking. Further, it could be something as simple as the 5100 seals settling/mating to the shock shaft. The shafts are damp from assembly but as the shocks cycle they break in and become less noisy. PM me if you have any issues!