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Suspension&Steering Discuss what Mods for the suspension & steering are right for you.

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post #41 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-20-2018, 09:51 AM
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We havent had any rub, but that will depend on tire size/wheel offset...
Question: When using the Kryptonite Keys. Do the bolts get turned back the factory distance to achieve the 1.5-2" lift or is it a trial and error?

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post #42 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-20-2018, 10:28 AM
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Trial and error.

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Do I need to remove the overload spring in my 3500 to run drop shackles?

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Do I need to remove the overload spring in my 3500 to run drop shackles?
No, drop shackles are fine with overloads.

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No, drop shackles are fine with overloads.
Thanks! And I was told that I'd have to modify any airbag system to work if I wanted to add one. Is this correct?

Also, reading the pinch seam has to be bent up or cut/trimmed. Is this correct?

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post #46 of 53 (permalink) Old 11-25-2018, 02:18 PM
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I took 10 turns to get to level. I needed to be at level for plow install. Plan on kryptonite stage 3 with billsteins. I'm at 26.5 in. From hub to bottom of wheelwell front and back. Will that kit keep me at that level with minimal change in ride quality? Recommend any other steps...diff drop, etc. Thanks!
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post #47 of 53 (permalink) Old 11-25-2018, 02:21 PM
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Actually plow is on but final adjustments and possible drop brackets this week. Had to get truck to level for that!
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I went with the Tuff Countrys 3.5 inch leveling kit that included replacement tubular-style upper control arms, torsion keys, shock spacers to reuse stock front shocks (for now), front differential drop spacers to return CV joints to proper angles, and the kit also came with limit straps to restrict any downward suspension travel beyond the recommended CV joint angles. My truck had a stock 3.25 inch rake and I chose to leave a 1/2 rake ... so lifted the front ~2.75 inches. Truck realigned very easily and I am very happy with how this leveling kit worked out. Tuff Country calls this kit a 3.5 lift kit ... it is truly a leveling kit ... and the kit I purchased from them is not even listed on their website because mine did not come with the 1 inch blocks and extended u-bolts for the rear ... which was great ... I did not want these extra parts because I did not want to lift the rear of my truck. Pretty sure I could fit 35s under the truck now ... maybe some day down the road when they have a speedometer reprogrammer available.

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Could you post some pics of your set up? Im kinda leaning the same way.
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post #50 of 53 (permalink) Old 12-24-2018, 11:55 AM
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Sorry for the late response.

Below are the pictures.

I have since replaced the sock shocks ... well worth it ... should have done it at the same time.

Must warn you that I need to have my front driveline rebalanced.

No have a slight vibration when @accelerating in four-wheel drive ... could happen with any kit.
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