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Old 03-02-2012, 11:23 AM
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I almost hate to ask this..I know it's been beaten to death. I need to get the nose of my truck up a little. From everything I've read I can expect some vibration in 4wd pretty much regardless of whether I go with spacers or shocks, right? I don't really play around off-road in my truck, but I am a forester and obviously this requires some off-road driving. However, I probably only spend about 10% of my time off-road, and maybe 10% of the off-road time in 4wd at low speeds. Living in Louisiana, my need for hwy 4wd is minimal to non-existent.
Finally to the question! Over time, what are the chances of this vibration/wobble doing damage to any of the front-end components? I'd like to get 150k out of this truck and am hesitant to take this risk if something is liable to fail later on. 2011 Big Horn QC 4x4. Thanks guys!
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i went with the skyjacker leveling lift and have no problems or wobble with it... had it out on the lake in 4x4 and had no issues... handling is also really nice as it is a 2 way strut
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ya same.. i have the daystar leveling kit going on 2 years now and not a single wobble.. love the look and the ride. sitting on 33's but i can fit 35's
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That's a nice looking truck. About how I'd like mine to sit. Do you need spacers for the 33's? wondering about the width being a problem
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Hey thanks man. No spacers needed. I could fit 35s. I'd prob need spacers for them though.





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That's a nice looking truck. About how I'd like mine to sit. Do you need spacers for the 33's? wondering about the width being a problem
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Actually you should be able to run 35s with a level with no problem. The height isn't the issue, it's the width that requires spacers.
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awesome.. good to know. plan on doing a 6" soon
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Well, I got a level put on today. The finished product is just what I wanted, but getting there was a nightmare. I had an 8 am appointment at the dealer to get it done. They told me it would be a 2 hour job, including alignment. At 10 am, when I was hoping they'd be about finished, they finally put it on the lift. They were having problems getting some component to line up properly, so at 12 pm, they decided to take the control arms off. After they did this, it went pretty quickly. Took it off the lift at 1:30 pm. Then they tell me their alignment machine is down. No big deal, I just call the tire shop down the road and make an appointment. After the alignment, the tech comes in and asks me if I know I was missing a nut. After my confused look, he tells me the bolt that ties the strut into the control arm doesn't have a nut on it. By this point, I'm pretty angry. I go back to the dealer, pull right in front of their little kiosk, and have words with the service manager. I couldn't seem to make him understand that what they did was pretty dangerous. His only reply was "Sorry about that, we'll take care of it." Long story short, if my truck breaks down on the service road in front of the dealership, slides out of control into one of their bays and ends up on a lift, I'll call a tow truck to pull it off and take it an extra 60 miles to the next closest dealer. My business with them is done. On a more positive note, really digging the level. Haven't checked for vibration problems yet. Probably will tomorrow. Working on some debadging, then I'll clean it up and get some pics on maybe this wkend. It felt good to vent....Thanks!
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Are you still happy with the leveling? I'm set to take mine in next week to get it done. I'm a nervous wreck about handling and wobbling though. I love the way my truck rides as it is, but really want to get the front end lifted up.

Any pics?
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how much lift???????
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