Originally Posted by Empire24
I know i've seen a bunch of forums on this topic already. But I wanna hear from people that have put in 2-3" leveling kits.
1)How does it ride after? they all claim to retain factory ride quality, do they?
2)Is there any issues/concerns with the lift when it comes to the rear shocks? (I've only ever lowered cars, so this is a new game to me)
3)I'm reading about axle angles and ball joint concerns? my axles have a lot of angle to go before i see a concern, am i wrong?
This is purely for looks, the truck is not being used for any off roading, just commuting and pulling around my ATV. So a 4-6" lift for $1500 is kind of unnecessary. Any advice and PICS is much appreciated
I put the 2.5" HBS leveling kit on my truck a week after I bought it. Haven't had any problems with it and it rides just as good as factory. I did end up putting 0.75" rear coil spacers on though just to give it a little bit of rake.
If you're only leveling, rear shocks shouldn't be a concern....
Like I said, I haven't had any problems with CV shaft vibration or anything like that. I know some people have, but it isn't very common. Yes, it might be a little bit harder on the front suspension (very minimal), but it's worth it for how much better your truck will look.
I recommend getting the Bilstein 5100 adjustable front struts. Definitely the way to go! Provides you with different height options and gives you better struts than stock. Plus you can always use them if you decide to lift the truck later on down the road to gain even more lift.