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How does a leveling kit affect your truck?

How does a leveling kit affect your truck?

Simply put, both lifts and leveling kits are designed to raise the truck body away from the axles to fit larger tires and increase ground clearance. A leveling kit involves hardware to slightly raise the front of the vehicle so it matches the stock height in the back.

Will a 2 inch leveling kit damage my truck?

While it’s optimal, in terms of towing or hauling, for you to keep the height of your truck the way it was when you first purchased it, the two inches a leveling kit will afford you isn’t going to do any damage.

Do leveling kits affect ball joints?

If it’s done with a spacer leveling kit there always will be potential for the ball joints to pop as the spacers increase the overall length of the front strut and allow the suspension to overextend.

Do I need an alignment after a leveling kit?

Yes, your 4×4 will need an alignment after the installation of a leveling kit. All IFS 4x4s will need a full alignment, while solid-axle 4x4s can typically get by with centering the steering wheel via the draglink adjustment. Some solid-axle 4x4s will also require caster adjustment for proper handling and road manners.

Does a leveling kit void my RAM warranty?

No, but it can cause it not to be honored if the way you level your truck causes the problem. I leveled my truck with bilstein 5100 struts and shocks. Leveling with this style of system won’t cause any issues as long as it’s done properly.

Will a leveling kit ruin my suspension?

A leveling kit will change the overall design of the vehicle, which will result in increased wear and tear on the suspension system. The good news is that there is a way to avoid these problems with professional installation and routine maintenance.

Will a leveling kit void my warranty?

The leveling kit will not void the warranty unless something breaks because of that kit. In that case of course it will not be under warranty.

Does leveling kit affect gas mileage?

Con: Decrease in fuel economy A front-end leveling kit will equalize the suspension, resulting in increased wind resistance and decreased fuel economy. This is especially true when hauling a heavy load. The additional weight will pull the rear down and lift the front higher, causing an aerodynamic drag.

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