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02-08-2011, 09:48 PM #1
Wheel alignment necessary with torsion key leveling kit?
I have a 99 silvy Z71 with Bilstein shocks all around. I'm looking at torsion key leveling kits to level out the front and fit 33's. I would love to go ahead and buy the lift now but i dont have all the money in hand to pay for the keys and an alignment. I've read on some of the descriptions of the keys that wheel alignment is either "recommended" or "should be watched carefully for 6 months for uneven wear, etc." Any help i could get with this would be awesome.
02-08-2011, 09:54 PM #2
You need to get an alignment after you put a leveling kit on.
2006 1500 4x4 extended cab short bed
SAS 12" suspension lift
38x15.50 Mickey Thompson ATZ
20x10 Mickey Thompson Classic II
FOA custom shocks
Dana 44HD front axle
14 Bolt SF w/ detroit locker
yukon 5.13 gears
Dynatech Long tube headers
Dynatech y pipe w/ high flow cats
Tom woods custom dual cv rear driveshaft
K&N AIRAID system
Hypertech power programmer
And much more...........
02-09-2011, 02:41 AM #3
02-09-2011, 07:23 AM #4
X3,on the alignment[/SIGPIC]2009 Chevy Silverado LT 1500 EXT CAB 4X4 Vortec 4.8L SFI,K&N air filter,Weathertech Floor Liners ,Weathertech Stone/Bug Deflector, Line X Spray On Bedliner, TruXport Rollup Tonneau Cover, Molded Mudguards, Viper 5701 LE 2 way Security Alarm/Remote Starter, Xm Satelite Radio,BILSTEIN 5100 rear shocks,BILSTEIN 5100 front levelling shocks,READYLIFT 2" rear lift blocks,Goodyear Wrangler Territorys -265/70R 17"
02-09-2011, 08:12 AM #5
I didnt get an alignment, and mine rides straight as it did before. Had the keys on there for about 3-4 months and dont see any wear on my tires. Then again, after I get rear blocks and max out my keys, I'll probably align it just in case.... as tires are much more expensive then an alignment and worth the investment.
02-09-2011, 03:14 PM #6
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x4 on alignment. It can have issues in alignment without feeling like it. Camber and toe can often be off and go un-noticed while ruining your tires.2005 Silverado
6 inch fabtech suspension lift
17 inch Cragar Soft 8's with 4.5 inch backspace
35 inch BFG All terrains
2500 leaf springs in the back
02-09-2011, 08:34 PM #7
02-09-2011, 08:45 PM #8
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X6 on getting the alignment. On any IFS, raising the frame/suspension, will change the camber, & changing it changes the toe in because it changes the steering geometry.1988 Chevy C-3500 2wd (no pic)
350 c.i. 5.7 L Stock Block, 4 Bolt Mains
L-31 Vortec Heads, Edelbrock Cam & Intake,
Holley 650, Flowtech Headers, Magnaflow exh.
Jet Trans 700R4, B&M Ratchet, 4:10 gears,
3" susp. lift kit "shadetree"
No rev limiter, No speed limiter lol
02-10-2011, 10:05 AM #9
Well crap, looks like i'm getting an alignment.
02-10-2011, 10:25 AM #10
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