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Leveling kit ?

Im looking at putting 35's on and I was checking out ebay for some leveling kits. I came across this and was wondering if anyone had any experience with this style. It doesnt sit on top of the spring like most Iv seen and looks pretty easy to install with no spring compressor needed.

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Haven't seen that one before but I just ordered it. I figured its worth $20 to see. I will post some before and after pics when i get them

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Yeah, thats what I was thinking. Let me know how it goes. I think im going to order them anyway.

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remember, you get what you pay for. This "Kit" doesn't even have A adjustable track bar or new shocks.

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remember, you get what you pay for. This "Kit" doesn't even have A adjustable track bar or new shocks.
Yes we known Lang. Lol. But not going to spend 2k for a leveling kit or lift as you suggested in the other leveling kit threads. This is only $20. And it does say you can order the adjustable track bar if desired. I believe it is worth $20 to see how it goes. I know many guys that run similar setups And have had the same good results as the guys that pay big money for a 2.5" leveling kit. And I also know several guys that have had bad luck with cheap kits and expensive kits also. If it doesn't work out then its only $20.
Guess we will see. Should be here later in the week and will be installed next weekend.

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remember, you get what you pay for. This "Kit" doesn't even have A adjustable track bar or new shocks.
I really dont need new shocks as iv only got 40k on the clock but school me on the "adjustable track bar"

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I really dont need new shocks as iv only got 40k on the clock but school me on the "adjustable track bar"
Your stock track bar, is what centers your front axle underneath your truck. When you lift your truck without replacing the track bar, the entire axle gets pulled 3/4" to the side. So if you look straight down the front of the truck, one wheel sticks out 1.5" further out then the other wheel.

So getting an adjustable track bar allows you to get everything in the right place. I suggest new shocks that are made for a 2.5" lift still.

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Your stock track bar, is what centers your front axle underneath your truck. When you lift your truck without replacing the track bar, the entire axle gets pulled 3/4" to the side. So if you look straight down the front of the truck, one wheel sticks out 1.5" further out then the other wheel.

So getting an adjustable track bar allows you to get everything in the right place. I suggest new shocks that are made for a 2.5" lift still.
^biglaing is exactly right. If you don't get the adjustable track bar it will hurt in the long run. I also order it from the same place.

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Don't forget about caster adjustment. You will/should need new caster shims to get you back to where you need to be. Like somebody already said, the adjustable track bar is a must as well.

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I went with the track bar drop bracket from Pro Comp it seemed to work ok...
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