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Vibration after leveling kit

Had the leveling kit and tires on truck for a couple months now. Since day one I noticed that at take off and when slowing down there are vibrations you can feel through the floor board. I thought at first that maybe it was my new mud tires but now I'm not real sure. Seems like it might be getting worse. I also noticed that if I flex the front suspension any I get a popping that I can hear and feel through the floorboard. My shocks are new, so the only thing I can think that it might be is a sway bar end link? Any suggestions?? Thanks

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The vibration sounds like the tires, my dad's jeep does the same thing. I'm not sure about the popping sound however.

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After the lift you need to drop the carrier bearing. just shim the carrier bearing for vibration. For the popping sound check your stabilizer links.
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After the lift you need to drop the carrier bearing. just shim the carrier bearing for vibration. For the popping sound check your stabilizer links.

Most leveling kits don't mess with the rear so there is no need to drop the carrier bearing. Popping is sway bar bushings or sway bar end links or ball joints.

For the vibration. Do you feel it in the steering wheel or in the seat?

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Most leveling kits don't mess with the rear so there is no need to drop the carrier bearing. Popping is sway bar bushings or sway bar end links or ball joints.

For the vibration. Do you feel it in the steering wheel or in the seat?
Front end was rebuilt last summer, new ball joints etc. the vibration is only felt in the floor. Once I get rolling the vibration goes away. When I slow down I feel the vibration right until I make a complete stop. It sounds like the tires humming, so maybe that's it . I'm thinking I need drop sway bar end links. They are pulled way up towards the frame. There doesn't seem to be much room for articulation in the stock end links since the leveling kit and codes were installed. What do y'all think?

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Have you checked your u joints? I'm still saying sway bar bushings where the bar is attached to the axle are shot.

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Have you checked your u joints? I'm still saying sway bar bushings where the bar is attached to the axle are shot.

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I'll have to get up there and check. Can u buy greaseable sway bar bushings? Thought I'd seen some awhile back

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