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post #1 of 6 Old 10-07-2012, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Confused and need help on suspension/wheel/tire combo

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I think I found what would work for me. Will this level work? Not looking to sit completely level just want a tiny bit more room to mount 285/75R16s on my factory 16x7 xlt chrome wheels. Also will I need anything else like a trac bar or new shocks or alignment to make this work?

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Work yes but both ends should be replaced to keep the Pinion and Castor the same.

Those tires should clear...
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My truck had 285s on 8 inch Centerlines when I got it, no clearance issues.

That piece will start more problems than it will solve. Either get a real leveling kit, or leave it alone. Pro Comp makes a 2 inch leaf spring, Top Gun Customz has a front and rear leaf spring relocation kit, there are several options. I used an add-a-leaf up front, it didn't work well, ended up getting lift springs.

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X2...Depending on the amount of lift you want the best riding kits will be either hanger kits or a mini spring pack..limited to 2.5"
Hangers for a level kit 2-3"
Mini spring packs can reuse stock length shocks, hangers need longer.
Both kits require a adj track bar to recenter your axle.

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Have you measured to see what height you need?
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X2...Depending on the amount of lift you want the best riding kits will be either hanger kits or a mini spring pack..limited to 2.5"
Hangers for a level kit 2-3"
Mini spring packs can reuse stock length shocks, hangers need longer.
Both kits require a adj track bar to recenter your axle.

We have all, PM if we can help.



Have you measured to see what height you need?
When I had just an add-a-leaf, I didn't have any problems with wander or tire wear normally associated with off center axle. The Being as the O.P.'s truck is a leaf sprung like mine, I really doubt he need for an adjustable track bar on only 2" of lift.

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Its geometry any lift will start shifting the axle..2" can shift 3/4" First what happens is the springs will shift on the bushings...not good then if needed twist the top and deform that bushing...Old saying..if its worth doing its worth doing right.
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