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I have a '15 2500 Outdoorsman. I have leveled it with a BDS level and FOX 2.0 shocks. Love the way it rides, and other than the occasional snapping of the springs on sharp turns, am really pleased with it.

I've left it alone for a few months hoping it would settle a little. Seemed high when I first did it. Researched it on here some and figured it might settle a little. Well a few months later and a few thousand miles it hasn't.

I've read a few places that Outdoorsmans have a different spring in them so maybe that is why I seem front high after a BDS 2.5" level. It's the only one that BDS makes for a 14-15 2500.

Has anyone else experienced this, and how to properly correct the issue. I have a car trailer and most of the time I"m towing. My truck drops roughly one and a half inches with the trailer hooked up empty. I haven't had a chance to measure it on level ground with a car on it. I"m worried about the headlights being high and the drop when towing. I know this isn't the towing area, but the is the LEVELING section. Because of the length of the trailer (17' Deck) I usually have more weight on the tongue of the trailer than I should, but the vehicles will hang off the back otherwise.

I was thinking of air bags, I have goose neck / fith wheel package and I will be getting a goose neck later. Just didn't know if that would be the best way to raise the back up. I have them on my 99 ram short bed and they do work. I was wondering if anyone on here had any experience or advice on this before I started spending money on it! I was also thinking of a 1" coil spacer but have no experience with them on trucks. My Jeep has them in the front to help level it. Not sure if that is a good option.

Just wondering if anyone had an experience with this. Thanks guys!

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I can't seem to view your pics.
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I will check it when I get home, thanks. Not sure what the deal is!
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Looks perfect to me.
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It's hard to tell from the picture as it so far away and the wheel wells are dark. Does it sit higher in the front than the rear? Did you take before and after install measurements?

Are you sure you have the right level kit in the truck? It should not make any snapping spring noises. I only see a 2" option from BDS for your truck, not a 2.5".

http://bds-suspension.com/product-display?sr=leveling kit **click on the 'Dodge / RAM' tab**
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It does look maybe 1" high in the front. Hard to say. I'd be cautious with coil spacers in the back, especially if you are planning on hooking up a goose.
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Looks level to me.
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Thanks guys. Dirtlvr is right. I think it is a 2" level. I really don't want rear spacers. I have measured it and it's 1/2 " higher in the back. I couldn't get a good before level measurement due to the fact that my driveway isn't that level.

I'm looking into onboard air with Firestone air bags. I tow my car trailer a lot and the headlights creep up at night. Looking into complete onboard air, with bags to keep the truck level.

Thanks again guys.
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