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2.5" leveling kit ?

I am looking into getting a 2-1/2 SHACKLE LIFT KIT off ebay. Am i going to need to do anything else to make the alignment right. Do i need to do anything different with the track bar.

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Only thing I would consider is getting some longer shocks especially if you ever go off road. The rest of the install is pretty straight forward. The only thing to align is the Drag Link which adjusts the steering wheel so its back straight from lifting it.

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What are the best shocks to go with.

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I'd go with some Bilstein Shocks they ride great
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Check with Raul from Stealth Automotive he can get you a deal on a set

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Only thing I would consider is getting some longer shocks especially if you ever go off road. The rest of the install is pretty straight forward. The only thing to align is the Drag Link which adjusts the steering wheel so its back straight from lifting it.
I have been eyeballing these too. sorry for the stupid question... how is this adjusted? anything special to use (tools and the like). is this somthing I can do my self or does it need to go to a shop for an alignment?

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Its just the bar that goes from the steering box to the passenger side hub. You just loosen the 2 pinch bolts and turn the collar about 2 turns for a 2" lift. Jump in and drive it, if its off shorten or lengthen accordingly. Besides that you dont need to align the front end because all that is affected is the steering wheel orientation, unless you think you were out of whack before the level kit.



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Sounds easy... but nothing is ever easy!

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Sounds easy... but nothing is ever easy!
The install or the alignment? Putting the lift on isnt tricky you just have to be careful. What ends up happening is you are lifting the truck, so when you pull the stock parts out, you need to lift the truck even higher to fit the lift parts in there. The alignment is really dead easy, you need a pair of channel locks and what ever socket it is, the drag link is right in front and you can adjust it in the walmart parking lot.



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I have these on my truck. They're great. Way better then my old Les Schwab installed AAL in my old F350.

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Ive always heard that shackles weren't the best way to go. I may be wrong but thats what ive heard. Check with some of the vendors before you decide going with the shackles. I have a rough country 2.5" leveling kit that came with new leaf spring, u bolts, shocks, and all the hardware. The truck actually rides better now than it did before. Just my 2c.

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