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Default Excessive wear/warranty leveling kit.

I have a 2014 2500 that I'm considering putting a front leveling kit on. I've read a few places that say this wears front end components prematurely, even more so than a full lift kit. I had an '03 1500 with a 6" lify so I know all about wear and tear after a lift, but wouldn't thnk a simple leveling kit would do this. Anyone have any info pertaining to this? Also, would a leveling kit affect my warranty? I read in another forum that you can actually purchase a leveling kit through Dodge, and if installed by them your warranty would be ok. Thanks for any info you can send my way.
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A leveling kit by itself won't provide any more issues with front end wear and tear if it's done correctly. Bigger tires with negative offset rims can provide a little more wear and tear on ball joints and hub bearings but even at that you probably won't notice a difference.
Obviously anything you changed for the leveling kit won't be covered by warranty and if any part does fail prematurely and is deemed to be caused by the leveling kit it will not be covered. But the warranty for the rest of your truck will still remain intact and fully covered. Ram does offer leveling kits and lifts to be installed through the dealer and will typically warranty them however you're going to pay at least twice as much money for it if not more than you would doing it yourself. Honestly to me that's not even worth it. I'd sooner spend my money getting better quality parts than wasting money on a dealership doing work on my truck.
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I agree.
But that being said, Ram changed the upper control arms/ball joints on the 2014 Ram 1500's and they've had a lot of issues. Mainly the upper ball joints starting to separate from the upper control arms almost immediately. It's bad enough that Ram has issued a service bulletin about it. This is on the 1500's only so you should be fine.
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Thanks for the info guys, I read that getting new longer springs vs using a spacer is more expensive but nit as much wear and tear. Any truth to that?
The tire I put on the original rims are about the same height, just 1-2" wider.

My 03 1500 went through many upper ball joints in its life and it only had 76,xxx miles when I traded it in a couple weeks ago. I know the lift and wheel spacers didn't help matters any
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Thanks for the info guys, I read that getting new longer springs vs using a spacer is more expensive but nit as much wear and tear. Any truth to that?
The tire I put on the original rims are about the same height, just 1-2" wider.

My 03 1500 went through many upper ball joints in its life and it only had 76,xxx miles when I traded it in a couple weeks ago. I know the lift and wheel spacers didn't help matters any
New springs will definitely be more expensive than spacers. The better option is always more money The wear and tear is going to be almost identical with either one as the geometry of everything will end up in the same place either way. However the ride will be better with new progressive rate coils which is obviously something you'll notice.
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