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leveling kit questions

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ok guys i have a 2000 dodge cummins 4x4 and i hate rake to the frunt and am thinking if installing 2in leveling spacers on the frunt but some thing ive read say you just about have to unhook everthing on the frunt axel to get the clearence to get the spacers in is this true?:shrug: i live at an apartment and disassembling somuch there is a nono:banghead: and paying to have it done is out of the books:broke:any input would be greatly appreciated:thumb1: also i was wondering if a set of new modle 17in in wheels will fit my truck?:shrug: thanks in advance guys:thumbup2:

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when i did my spacers, i jacked the truck up and set stands under the frame letting the axle droop then i unhooked the shock tower and removed the shock. i think i unhooked the brake line holders (not sure) basically you removed spring, keeping the driver side on the driver side (dont swap springs) bolt the spacer in, then insert spring and have someone bounce on the axle end to get that little space needed to insert the spring. once in bolt the shock back up and the tower. takes about an hour each side or less. got to remove the tires of course.hope this helps

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You should be able to do it with just dropping the sway bars, unhooking the track bar and pulling the shocks. I lived in an apartment complex once that had these same rules but I changes my power steering gearbox, blead my brakes and put new pads/rotors on the front. It was in Phoenix Az and the one time it did rain my parking spot looked like an oil spill.:lmao2:

The wheels will fit fine.:thumbup2:

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thank a bunch guys seems simpler that what i read :hyper:and i love that pic looks ecactly like mine:pant: the new modle wheels look great on it:)any idea what size tire i could fit with the leveling kit and new model wheels?:shrug:

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These 305/70/17 only rub at lock on the upper control arms. I dont have a leveling kit and my front ends sets lower than stock with the bumper/winch. I would like to add a leveling kit soon but dont want it nose high. Would really like new springs but I have only seen 2 1/2". Might try some 285/75/17's, they should be the same height as mine but just one inch narrower than might so about 34x11.50x17.:thumbup2:

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dang guys all the pics of these awsome trucks are gettin me all worked up:hyper:

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sorry to post right again sence im a lil:broke: what is the biggest tire i could put on the stock 16s with the leveling lit and with out the leveling kit?:shrug:

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I was running 295/75/r16 which are 33.4" tall and 11.6" wide before i put the leveling kit on.Im running 315/75/r16's now which are 34.6" tall and 12.4" wide. I could probably go taller, just not any wider.-Jordan-

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thanks tires aint cheap so cant be playin around with them this will help me alot :thankyou:

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ok i just read somethin on line and it said if i do the leveling kit i would need a adjustale track bar or my frunt end would be 3/4 in off center ony info on this from u guys?

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thanks tires aint cheap so cant be playin around with them this will help me alot :thankyou:

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ok i just read somethin on line and it said if i do the leveling kit i would need a adjustale track bar or my frunt end would be 3/4 in off center ony info on this from u guys?

I have not noticed any issues with this, i will eventually get a adjustable trackbar. ive been running with my level kit on for 2 years now no issues.

and yes 12.5 size wide tires are the max you want to go. I have 1/4" spacers all around and i still barely rub at full lock. anything more than 1/4" and you will wear your hubs out faster.

this is why im going with 36x10.5. i should only rub the same amount with the spacers in.

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ok and youve had 0 probs with the truck not driving straight

once i replace the worn steering box that was worn from 170,000 miles of wear (slop when i got it) and a ton of hard offroading, and put the brace on it it will have zero problems driving straight. the steering box was not worn due to the leveling kit or one ton steering. In fact replacing the stock worn steering linkage and replacing the trakbar has moved all the slop to the steering box.

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As far as a 2" leveling kit you should be fine with the factory trackbar as long as its not already worn out. I put a 3" leveling kit on mine and put an adjustable trackbar from Thuren fabrication. But I also completely rebuilt my front end when I put the leveling kit on including a dual steering stabilizer so no I havent had any problems with my truck not driving straight lol.-Jordan-

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Yea i have adjustable ball joints, no problem with death wobble at all, to tell the truth my steering was loose before the rebuild but i never once had a problem with death wobble since Ive owned the truck.-Jordan-

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i only had death wobble once, but it was due to the original steering components allowing so much slack that i could turn the wheel 10oclock to 2oclock with no reaction from the steering. I hit a pothole at 65 while in a turn and man did it shake like a paintshaker!since then i have never had deathwobble. balljoints are stock original still and still good.

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