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Old 09-09-2009, 05:39 PM
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2.5" lift kit

for anyone that has put on a 2.5" lift kit, how was the install and did it affect the ride at all? also can you use the stock shocks or do you have to buy longer ones? i just bought brand new Bilsteins and would hate to have to buy different ones

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what brand did u get i have a rough countyl and the install was pretty easy but one of the bolt holes didnt line up and the camber angle cams suck cuz u cant tighten them enough because u can only get the open end of a wrenck on the nut the tire shope tred for a while on mine but it still rides alright.
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what brand did u get i have a rough countyl and the install was pretty easy but one of the bolt holes didnt line up and the camber angle cams suck cuz u cant tighten them enough because u can only get the open end of a wrenck on the nut the tire shope tred for a while on mine but it still rides alright.
i havent bought one yet, im just looking into it
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I got one on my truck, install was ok, cross member drop brackets were a pain in the azz. otherwise it wasnt too terrible to do, just takes time. I suggest having someone help you, that was my mistake. As for ride, it aint gonna ride any smoother
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I got one on my truck, install was ok, cross member drop brackets were a pain in the azz. otherwise it wasnt too terrible to do, just takes time. I suggest having someone help you, that was my mistake. As for ride, it aint gonna ride any smoother
my brother will help me out with the install, did you use the stock shocks or did you need to buy longer ones?
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my brother will help me out with the install, did you use the stock shocks or did you need to buy longer ones?
You can use the stock shocks, still have the original shocks in my rear end cuase I couldnt get the top nuts off cuase they are so rusted and they work fine
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I also have the tuff country kit. The installation really wasn't that bad. Like others have said, the axle pivot drop brackets were a little tough because there isn't much space to get the bolts in and out. I haven't had any problems with the alignment cams or the rest of the kit for that matter, and the truck holds alignment very well. As for the ride, I don't really think it changed it much but the truck actually feels more stable to me and handles better (less body roll). Oh, and +1 on the stock shocks working, they will be just fine so don't bother getting new ones. I have the longer shocks that you can get with the kit, but after installing them and comparing them with the stock shocks, they are definitely not necessary.
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Just picked up my Ready Lift leveling kit today. Gonna try and get it installed in the next few days. It comes with shock extension brackets to take care of any concerns regarding the shock length. I will update as to the install when complete.
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Just picked up my Ready Lift leveling kit today. Gonna try and get it installed in the next few days. It comes with shock extension brackets to take care of any concerns regarding the shock length. I will update as to the install when complete.
yours is gonna be different since its for an 08 not an OBS
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Ooops sorry didn't notice. Wrong thread. It's late and the beers were going down to smooth.

Outta here!!
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