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ok ill admit it, im a welder not a mechanic, my 2.5 leveling kit has arrived at my house, ill be back from camp in a few days and im wondering if after i have installed the kit if it is necessary to have an alignment done on my truck. i already have to go to the tire shop to have the new rubber put on and balanced to i can get it all done in one shot, but if its not something that needs to be done i can spend the money on something else.. like beer.
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You should get your alignment done every time you get new tires or wheels put on your truck, so if your messing with the level, the tires, and such you might as well spend the money. The most I've spent around here is $75 bucks to get one done. This will keep your tires from wearing down unevenly, which causes bigger headaches and more money. I've made that mistake in the past and ended up paying way more in tires and a rough ride.
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Regardless of the tires.....yes by adding the spacers you need an alignment.
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I agree, anytime you mess around with the suspension you should always get an alignment done, or like leky mentioned you will have bigger problems with the tires down the road.
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The answer is simply yes as others have said. If you are lifting or lowering your vehicle you need an alignment. As always it is advised to check your alignment when you put new tires on as well.
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While I do recomend getting an alignment I wouldnt say you have to take it right to the shop after you install your spacers.
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