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Old 07-29-2013, 06:55 PM
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I have an 09' 5.7Hemi 4x4 with stock 20's.

I purchased HBS 2" leveling kit for my front and had them installed today at a car shop in town. I dropped it off at 8:30am and called at 3pm and they were "starting to work on it". Needless to say I was getting concerned.

I just picked up my truck and drives good....but I used a tape measure and had a nervous breakdown.

Before leveling: Front wheel well/ground height was 37" and the back height was 39"

After Leveling: Front 38.75 inches (good)...passenger back is 39.5 and the drivers back is 38.5!!!!!!!!

My back tires are now an inch height different. How does this happen?

How is this fixed? Please Help!
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Try jumping up and down on the back bumper a few times and measure again.

Not kidding.

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Try jumping up and down on the back bumper a few times and measure again.

Not kidding.

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What exactly would that do?
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I jumped and jumped in the bed...nothing. How in the hell does one side go down .5 inch as the other goes up .5 inches when the FRONT was raised 2" with a leveling kit?

They also "realigned" the front as well. Could that process mess with the back height?
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I jumped and jumped in the bed...nothing. How in the hell does one side go down .5 inch as the other goes up .5 inches when the FRONT was raised 2" with a leveling kit?

They also "realigned" the front as well. Could that process mess with the back height?
if they accidentally installed one wrong...maybe upside down or something stupid then it will tweak your whole truck.

take it back and have them fix it. they obviously did something wrong
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Installed upside down - if in fact it could be done - would still be a 2" rake.

I'm stumped on this one.....
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Installed upside down - if in fact it could be done - would still be a 2" rake.

I'm stumped on this one.....
i dunno. me too.
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I went ahead and measured more accurately.

Front driver's side is .25 inch shorter than passenger front.

Back driver's side is .75 inch shorter than the passenger back.

The whole truck is uneven to the eye.

How will this affect my whole truck when driving like this?
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I searched the internet to see everyone talking about the "Dodge Lean". Dodge's start to lean because of driver's weight and the gas tank being on the drivers side of the truck. Many people have this issue after leveling as well. It could be the driver back leaf springs.

Has anyone else had this problem after leveling.
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What exactly would that do?
Not uncommon to see measurements change after cycling the suspension up and down to settle it a bit. I make it a habit to do that before taking any ride height measurements. Especially before/after measurements with a component install in between.

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