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Old 10-07-2013, 10:05 PM
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Took the truck to a local shop this last Saturday and they installed a 2" front leveling kit for me. Drove it yesterday and had no problems. Drove it down to the store this evening and over to my parents house and it's making a humming/whining noise. It's doing this when I turn either right or left, then when I straighten out it makes it for just a little bit and then goes away. What is going on and what am I hearing? I have not had an alignment done on it yet as I am going to have a 1.5" body lift installed hopefully this weekend and was going to have it aligned after that. Please help...now I'm wondering if something got messed up when they put in the spacers.
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One thing I wanted to add. The front now sits at 37" from ground to top of wheel well and back sits 37.25" from ground to top of wheel well. Is that enough rake? Could this be causing any problems with sound? I think probably not but I don't know.
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It's most likely the truck being out of alignment, and you're hearing the tires scrubbing against the pavement. My truck made a similar sound until I got it aligned, then it went away and the handling was actually better than stock in my opinion (perhaps the factory tolerances are wider than the ones the alignment shop used). Good luck! I'm pretty sure an alignment will cure this issue, and the sooner you get it done the less "unusual" wear you will put on your tires.

You can do the alignment any time, before or after the body lift. The alignment isn't affected by body changes, you are aligning the wheels to the frame so it drives correctly. The sooner you do it, the better.
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I wonder if what you're hearing is the power steering pump having to work harder because the alignment is a bit outta whack. Just a thought.
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my 2.1 lift knocked the camber out about 10deg, alignment brought it back to 0 with no adverse symptoms. With that much camber tires wont last long either, better get it aligned sooner than later.
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Thanks for the responses. An alignment took care of the problem.
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Voonderbar! Thanks for the update.
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