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Old 03-11-2012, 04:14 AM
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NWQRC ... thanks for the heads up, im just doing some research on where to bring my truck to get this done as im sure the delaership will charge me an arm and a leg. It looks like i can save some money on just crankin the stock keys versus buying a new set thats just gonna do the same. As long as i buy the bigger shocks i should be all set.
The install is easy and straight forward, but I would imagine that a shop would charge you 2 hours at shop rate. I would pick up a quality set of shocks that are 2" longer since you are leveling the truck 2" +/- a 1/4 inch. Then install them and crank your torsion bars to your liking. The front end will be a little stiffer because you are adding pre-load to the torsion bars, but IMO it will feel more like a truck should. That was the first thing I did to my friends ram when she got it. I leveled the front end out (2"). She hated how the truck felt like a big car before I cranked them the truck now rides like a truck should. Save the $100+ and the shop fees for something else such as a programmer or your savings account.


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oh yea by the way, how long should i wait until getting an alignment after the install? drive for a week, then get alignment?
Yeah that should be more than enough. There wont be any settling after the first few miles but I always like to put the suspension through its paces before an alignment.
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:43 AM
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sounds good.. thanks!
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Put some pictures up here! i would love to see! I am ready to order some parts this week to level out my truck also and am so lost on what to get. I do want the maximum amount of lift possible for this way though.

So cranking the stock keys and just getting those Pro Comp ES9000 Series should be enough to level, would it be enough to put a 1" block in the back and still crank it to level or is that to much?
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Here is a pic of my 05 with a 2.5 Rough Country Level kit. Be sure to get new shocks ASAP. The rear will sag (if you have the stock ones still) and cause the front wheels to camber.
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very nice ! lets see some more... im still dragging my feet lol
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I got mine from a truck shop on the west coast, the aftermarket keys gave me about 2.5 inches and still had almost 2" to go up further, the ride is just as good, but you are gonna want either longer shocks to compensate, or shock extenders....I went with the SkyJacker H7019 from Skyjacker.com(get them cheaper from the scratch and dent section....the only problem with mine were missing the stickers. about $25 a piece and only 5 to ship both. BE PREPARED FOR THE STOCK KEYS TO BE RUST WELDED ON....and the best tools I used were a ball joint puller(looks like a c clamp) to hold the tension then air wrench to undo the bolt and then SLOWLY relieve pressure on the C clamp.
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Did any of you guys have or see any problems with the tie rods being at too much of an angle? I had a torsion bar leveling kit put on mine with 35" tires and 10 miles down the road the power steering rack was shot. My mechanic said it was either the 1.5 inch difference in width from the 33's that I had on there or that the shop that put the torsion keys in went too high. Thankfully the tire shop let me go to a 33'' tire. Haven't had any problems yet but if I do I'll just set money aside for a full suspension lift.
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this is my 2005 with a supreme suspensions leveling kit it's adjustable from 1"-3"
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looks decent about of lift.
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Did any of you guys have or see any problems with the tie rods being at too much of an angle? I had a torsion bar leveling kit put on mine with 35" tires and 10 miles down the road the power steering rack was shot. My mechanic said it was either the 1.5 inch difference in width from the 33's that I had on there or that the shop that put the torsion keys in went too high. Thankfully the tire shop let me go to a 33'' tire. Haven't had any problems yet but if I do I'll just set money aside for a full suspension lift.
My guess would be that they went too high. There are many, many owners running 35" tires with zero issues and also many owners running moderate levels with no issues. The general consensus is that anything over 2" with torsion bars is asking for trouble. It could also have been that your rack was already on the edge of death and the mods simply finished it off. I would still put my money on them going too high.
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