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2" leveling kit.....alignment?

Hello everyone.I recently added the 2" front leveling kit to my '00 F-350 2wd dually.In the process i upgraded to 19.5" rims with 245 series tires.My front tires now have alot of positive camber and my stock shocks are extended all the way out.Have a few questions.Can anyone reccomend a longer shock for my application?Any idea if i will be able to align my front end with the "stock" adjustments or will i need a special camber kit or something?Most importantly,i live in the Winston-Salem,NC area and i'm having a hard time finding an alignment shop that will tackle a dually.Could someone in the area reccomend a good shop to go to?Thanks so much eveyone.I appreciate your input!

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I am just North of you in Mt Airy, Mt Airy Tire can handle a dually, they do all my work. I think truck alignment is $45. I hope you used a adjustable trac bar to put your axle back where it should be. Many say you don't need one with just a leveling kit, you do if you don't want your axle off center by 3/4". You probably noticed this during the install if you didn't use one. If not install the adjustable trac bar and then take it for a alignment.

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Thanks NCH.My truck is a 2wd,and i only messed with the front end.Does the front need an adjustable trac bar?I have alot of positive camber in the front end.That's my main concern.

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With a 2WD you should be okay, no axle to be off center!!

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you will need alignment cams to correct the camber ... I have the 2" leveling kit on my 2wd I used 2.5 degree cams ... your shocks shouldn't be bottomed out at ride height either... mine dont and they are stock

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you will need alignment cams to correct the camber ... I have the 2" leveling kit on my 2wd I used 2.5 degree cams ... your shocks shouldn't be bottomed out at ride height either... mine dont and they are stock
I just did this install as well and have the same issue. What are alignment cams? Do I need to take them in when I get the alignment? My stock shocks are not bottomed out at ride height either.
What kit did you install?
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the alignment shop will have them napa sells them also.. dont go buying them though, they come in different degrees and you wont know what ones/degree you will need to make it line up properly until they get it on the alignment rack and check it

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the alignment shop will have them napa sells them also.. dont go buying them though, they come in different degrees and you wont know what ones/degree you will need to make it line up properly until they get it on the alignment rack and check it

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Thanks for the info. I have the same kit on a 2005 however when I placed the large washer back on the bottom there was a gap between it and the spring coil? It seems that yours sits flush against the coil. I tried it without the spacer stud and there is no way it will fit but the spacer stud seems to be to long. Did you have any issues? Also did you do the install? If so what is the best way to tighten that center bolt on the bottom? Thanks I jsut want to make sure I have it right.
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I used these to correct my camber with my leveling kit on my 2WD. I just installed everything and took it to the alignment shop and everything worked out great =D


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