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post #1 of 3 Old 09-01-2010, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Im thinking about installing a leveling kit (2.5 inches)on my truck and I was just wondering if it was going to affect my turning radius at all and just my steering in general. i plan on getting it aligned after the install. also am i going to need new shocks?

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as for the steering and turning radius i dont think it should affect anything, but the shocks. Thats kind of an iffy subject. yes you may be fine with the stock ones, but it may not allow it to flex all the way and the shocks could top out. I would reccomend new shocks, but to be sure to tell, disconnect the shock, and jack up the truck with the lift installed, and the axle should not drop any past the end of the shock, if it does, they are too short, and can give a harsh ride.

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If your using a quality kit no alignment is required. Stock shocks will be to short and will not have much droop left. Hitting a large bump could destroy the shock.
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