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I bought my 2012 ram 1500 with a Pro Comp 4" lift kit already installed, i ensured it was covered through my extended warranty. After a few days of driving around i noticed the front end was much lower than the rear end, to be expected in a stock pickup truck, but not on a lifted truck. (i must not have noticed it initially due to being excited about buying a new truck)...So i was curious if the truck had settled in this position after a few miles or something was wrong. I called the dealer and they basically said "it is... what it is" and unless it was broken obviously by way of improper installation or damage, there was nothing they were going to do. I called Pro Comp and after 30 minutes or so of being on hold i spoke with a tech who told me "All Pro Comp lifts, sit level after installation and if i wasn't happy with it, to take it back to the installer (dealer)"... Since the dealer i purchased the truck from was 4 hours away and over the phone said that there wasn't anything they were going to do... i took my truck to the local 4X4 shop and asked them for some advice and to look at my truck, their analysis was a little more of the same and too just drive my truck around and see if it will level out for the better, because nothing was broken and the lift looked to have been installed properly... the shop guy even said to add weight to my bed to compress the springs and give an appearance of level...

10,000 miles later, my truck still drives well and hasn't had any major problems, but the front end is still noticeably lower than the rear...Is there any kind of adjustment, mod, cheap trick or Magic i can use to fix the "level" of my truck?
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Depending on which Pro Comp lift you have, there are a few options. One would be to install Bilsteins up front and set them to whatever setting needed to get the truck sitting closer to level.

Do you know which kit you have? Can you post a picture of your truck?
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What Boosted said. It's very common. Height adjustable shocks or a spacer will fix you right up.
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If you are already lifted I would veer away from the spacer idea, as you likely already have a strut spacer, it is not good practice to go and add coil spacers too. Your best bet would be to get some adjustable shocks from either bilstein or procomp. Bilstein has 6 settings I believe rangin from 0"-2.75" Pro Comp has 2 setting 0" and 2.75". Before making a decision on which way you want to go I would first measure the height in the front from the ground to the center of the wheel well and then do the same in the back, subtract the front from the rear to know exactly how much additional lift you need. Once you know shoot us a message and we can get you some quotes worked up on different parts that would remedy your situation and get you truck sitting like you want it.

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thank you, for all the ideas... this picture was taken 4 or 5 days after i bought the truck
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If you are already lifted I would veer away from the spacer idea, as you likely already have a strut spacer, it is not good practice to go and add coil spacers too. Your best bet would be to get some adjustable shocks from either bilstein or procomp. Bilstein has 6 settings I believe rangin from 0"-2.75" Pro Comp has 2 setting 0" and 2.75". Before making a decision on which way you want to go I would first measure the height in the front from the ground to the center of the wheel well and then do the same in the back, subtract the front from the rear to know exactly how much additional lift you need. Once you know shoot us a message and we can get you some quotes worked up on different parts that would remedy your situation and get you truck sitting like you want it.

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thank you, for all the ideas... this picture was taken 4 or 5 days after i bought the truck
Holy crap that's a retarded amount of rake! Take some measurements to see how much you actually have. To me that looks like more rake than a factory truck... Almost like they installed 6" lift components on the back and 4" lift components on the front.
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i agree with brandon, that ass end is much higher than a stock truck. it is deff lifted more in the rear. i honestly think the owner before you did what brandon said in the second part of his post. they should have flipped it around and did a 4" lift in the rear and a 6" in front which would have given the truck that leveled look that so many of us truck guys desire.
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After seeing the pictures I would have to agree with the above 2 statements, that looks like a 6" in the rear and a 4" in the front. It almost looks like someone got the boxes mixed up when installing, or were shipped the wrong ones (this does happen from time to time). Either that or they put coil spacers on the front and a 4" lift in the rear I am undecided, either way I would get you some bilsteins set them at 2.1 and call it a day, will still have slight rake(judging from the pics) but will be much more tolerable that is for sure.

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I agree with everyone else. It does not look right. Maybe you can verify if you actually have springs or blocks in the rear for a 6" lift. If you do, it may be best to change the parts with 4" lift parts.
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Thats not a level kit. I think its just a lift kit.
On Stock ram from end i lower then rear.
If you lift them with same height,still the front end will be lower.
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