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Old 08-27-2013, 11:10 AM
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Shocks don't cause and can't eliminate DW.

Worn front end parts cause it and need to be replaced to eliminate it.

Do you really have DW, or just the shakes? I find most of the time someone says they have DW, the don't. DW is enough to make you chit your jeans. And full blown DW seems awful severe for such a new truck with just a level kit. Shakes, even bad ones, wouldn't be too surprising though and could be from half a dozen different things, but shocks probably aren't one of them.

If you aren't up for diagnosing front end wear by yourself, I'd start by just taking it to a good alignment shop, tell them what's going on. They'll check out all your front end parts for wear and make sure you are properly aligned. All for about $60 or so. Could end up saving you a ton of time and possibly throwing money blindly at parts. It's probably going to need something, like ball joints maybe, but no sense replacing anything until it has been definitely diagnosed.

The only way new shocks will cure your lopsided front end is if the cause it a blown shock on the low side. But even then, shocks shouldn't be holding a full inch of ride height - that's what the springs are for.

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