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So i know my truck isnt level, i measured it yesterday, 8" in front from fender to tire, the back is 10" from fender to tire, can i just get some 2 inch drop shackles for the back? because i heard if you get a level kit that raises the front you have to get an alignment? Correct?

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Will these work, i have a 4 wheel drive, these say a 2 wheel drive though?
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Yes, a leveling kit will raise the front and yes, you will need an alignment afterward. Sorry man, i don't know too much about drop shackles.
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You could drop the rear two inches but you can also level it by going with a leveling kit and raise the front two inches.

Rear shackles are easier to install.
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You could drop the rear two inches but you can also level it by going with a leveling kit and raise the front two inches.

Rear shackles are easier to install.
Ya that's why i want to do the back, but will the shackles i posted work? Also i looked under the back of my truck today and found out that there are about 2 inches lift blocks on the back, so could i just take those out and get shorter u bolts?
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Yea i did the drop shackles and im not quite there i still have about and inch or two to be completely level. I dont know if removing those blocks will effect the truck in anyway.
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My plan is to change the blocks out for shorter ones. The 3/4tons have a 4 and1/2 inch block. I am replacing that with a 2 in block. The problem with blocks is it puts more twisting force on the springs which leads to axle wrap and wheel hop on hard acceleration. Why they (dodge) used them is beyond me.
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