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Add a leaf woes

So I got myself a rough country add a leaf lift for my truck. 2" all the way around. I put them in and got 3 1/2 inches out of the rear add a leaf and 1 1/2" in the front. So I am now 3" high in the back. Truck looks good, but this was not expected. I love the ride, I even have bad shocks and think the right just tightened up overall. The one thing I notice is bump steer, is it a typical side effect of an add a leaf in the front? So now I have a dilemma, I have 1" blocks in hand that I can install in the back in place if the stock 2" ones to bring the back down 1" or start over in the front with a tuff country 2.5" front leveling kit with track arm bracket? Will it cure bumpsteer? What actual raised height are you guys getting with your 2.5" leveling kit? I just don't want another kit that gives less.
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I have yet to ad my 2.5" front leveling kit, still in the box. I think that bump steer could be cured with some better shocks. before i got new shocks and dual steering stabilizer my truck seemed to be all over the road. and now that my rough country dual stabilizer broke i am noticing alot more bump steer. if you do get a dual stabilizer don't get the rough country one. the drivers side bracket that mounts to the u-bolts snapped... i was just driving down the road, and i have never hit anything. so i was pretty bummed about it.

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Call rough country the will warranty the bracket

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i tried calling and ended up leaving a message, still no returned call...

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I got a single heavy duty rough country steering absorber and installed at same time as the leafs. Great!
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I have yet to ad my 2.5" front leveling kit, still in the box. I think that bump steer could be cured with some better shocks. before i got new shocks and dual steering stabilizer my truck seemed to be all over the road. and now that my rough country dual stabilizer broke i am noticing alot more bump steer. if you do get a dual stabilizer don't get the rough country one. the drivers side bracket that mounts to the u-bolts snapped... i was just driving down the road, and i have never hit anything. so i was pretty bummed about it.
Your truck looks good-what kind of lift do you have on it now?
I have a pro comp stabilizer(single)on mine-so far so good.
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Your truck looks good-what kind of lift do you have on it now?
I have a pro comp stabilizer(single)on mine-so far so good.
it is the Rough Country 8" lift kit, all springs, and the stock 3.5 inch blocks in the rear. so it sits 11.5" in the rear and only 8" in the front. so i called Rough Country and asked them about the front leveling kit. he said it would work great with the 8" kit i have since i already have the adjustably steering linkage and track bar. i just have not had the motivation to install it, with these dang troopers giving me lift tickets as it is now.

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wha exactly is bump steering?

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it is the Rough Country 8" lift kit, all springs, and the stock 3.5 inch blocks in the rear. so it sits 11.5" in the rear and only 8" in the front. so i called Rough Country and asked them about the front leveling kit. he said it would work great with the 8" kit i have since i already have the adjustably steering linkage and track bar. i just have not had the motivation to install it, with these dang troopers giving me lift tickets as it is now.
Yep-it's all Delmarva-it's their hobby-But if you want help putting the lift on-just let me know-I've got a heated garage-just bring the beer!
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wha exactly is bump steering?
when you are going down the road and your tires tend to follow the ruts or it is all over the place. all trucks, well all real trucks have some bump steer stock.

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