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belle 04-09-2011 01:06 PM

Leveling kit and tires, BUT?
 
I had a Ready Lift 2.5 inch leveling kit and four 275/65/20 Hankook Dynapros installed with alignment. The truck looks great, BUT there seems to be a slight roughness to the ride now. Could it be the tires because they are aggressive and larger than stock, or the wheels/tires aren't balanced correctly, or the alignment is off? Should I have the tires rebalanced and a new alignment done, or is the difference I feel to be expected after the changes that I've made?

RedRam10 04-09-2011 01:24 PM

Can you define roughness? I have several things coming to mind but need help to understand better. Is there a vibration, at what speed?

erm 04-09-2011 01:27 PM

Sometimes a leveling kit will roughen the ride some. Add the knobby more aggressive tires and it will feel stiffer.

Is the truck pulling in one direction or another?

nYmPhMoBiLe08 04-09-2011 01:40 PM

Tires could be over inflated, leveling spacer will stiffin up the front suspension, if you went from a smaller wheel to larger then roughness will increase too...

belle 04-09-2011 01:57 PM

There is no pull in either direction. It's more like a feel of a tremor through the steering wheel as I accelerate. That's why I thought it may be a balancing issue. The wheels are the stock 20s. Tires are 65s, in place of the stock 60s.

RedRam10 04-09-2011 02:05 PM

Sounds normal, what tires did you go with? Were they much more agressivly treaded than the stock GoodYears?

BiggBerger 04-09-2011 04:46 PM

Ive heard that that slight tremor is normal with a 2.5 kit but not so much with a 2" kit.

Rammin 04-10-2011 01:36 AM

Assuming your Dynapros are MT's that's probably why. Anytime I've put on new mud terrains they always feel different. Give them a couple thousand miles and they should get better too.

dave3.4 04-10-2011 11:21 AM

got any pictures of it? sounds about what I want to do to my truck.thanks


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