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EWC88 05-07-2013 12:10 PM

Level kit or drop shackles?
Looking at either doing a level kit or drop shackles for my 02 2wd 1500. Wondering what is pros/ cons of both and what do you recommend? Will probably lift truck in future.

gonefishin776 05-07-2013 01:34 PM

if you are planning on lifting...why would you drop?

You can just adjust the torsion bars (safely) up to 2-2.5" MAX and level it...for free. Then lift when you are ready

brandonjansen 05-07-2013 01:40 PM


Doesn't make sense to drop it now if you're going to lift it later. Just crank the torsion bars up a bit. But as gonefishin776 said, no more than 2-2.5"

EWC88 05-07-2013 02:05 PM

Yea didn't even think of that. Is there any issues with cracking torsion bars to lift it? Any of you guys do this before?

gonefishin776 05-07-2013 02:08 PM

A number of guys on here do it. You just have to in moderation. Don't go max them'll be bad on your suspension components. many guys run at 2" or so and no problems

brandonjansen 05-07-2013 02:10 PM

Nope, never had any problems with cracking torsion bars on any vehicle. Never heard of that problem either.... My dad's 1970 Dodge Dart has torsion bars. When it comes down from a wheelie at the track the torsion bars are fine. Just to give you an idea of how strong they are.

I've cranked the torsion bars on both my dad's and brothers chevy 1500's. Took about 4-5 full turns of the bolt that pushes the key up to get it level (or at least level to the eye, still has about 1/2"-3/4" rake).

EWC88 05-07-2013 03:57 PM

You can do with a 2wd? I heard you can't and only 4x4.

gonefishin776 05-07-2013 04:21 PM

oh I over looked 2wd :/ not sure about that. sorry mannn

tclark 05-07-2013 06:42 PM

Just leveled my 09 2wd with a level kit which is a spacer that goes on top of the front coil spring. Looked it up real quick and it shows the same part #.

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