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    Jr. Apprentice rodeo072003's Avatar
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    Default how far is too far

    i am getting ready to install a readylift 2.25 in leveling kit but i was wondering how far is too far to drive it before i get an alignment..any help wuld be greatly apperciated thanks guys
    "2008 silverado ext.cab z71 5.3"
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    When I lifted mine, I drove it for a week before getting aligned, but I only have to drive 12 miles to work so I only put a little over 100 miles on it. I'd say you could put a couple of hundred miles on it without hurting your tires, but no more than that.
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    I could be wrong but I'd think the speed in which you drive would matter more than how many miles. 50 miles of 65-70MPH driving on a highway would probably be worse than 100 miles of 50-55MPH driving on rural/city roads.
    2003 Silverado 2500HD 6.0L Vortec V8
    2" Body Lift
    3" Suspension Lift
    Skyjacker Hydro 7000 Shocks
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    35" Tires with 20" American Racing Rims
    Velocity Cold Air Intake
    Billet Throttle Body Spacer
    BBK Performance Headers
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    A couple hundred miles shouldnt be bad, keep an eye on the tires.

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    yeah like everyone said no more than a couple hundred miles
    2000 Chevrolet Silverado

    Powertrain:
    4.3L V6, 4L60E, 2WD, Single Cab
    Performance:
    Airaid CAI
    Poweraid TB Spacer
    Flowmaster 10-series exhaust (dumped)
    BLACKBEAR TUNED!!!
    Edge CS insight monitor
    4.10 gears
    Limited-slip differential
    LS-1 Dual Electric fans
    Corvette tranny servo swap

    Audio:
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    Subs: 2-12" Kicker CVT's
    Amps: Alpine-M1000 (subs), Alpine MRX-F65 (Speakers)


    Tires/Wheels:
    305/70R16 NITTO Terra Grapplers
    16" PROCOMP 7089's
    Suspension:
    2" leveling kit
    3" Fabtech Spindle Lift Kit
    Front/Rear-Bilstein 5100 shocks

    Lighting:
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    RIGID dually D2, flush mount, wide beam
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    thanks alot guys that is all i needed to hear i will hopefully have it on later today after work
    "2008 silverado ext.cab z71 5.3"
    "5%tinted windows"
    "18' southern comfort chrome wheels"
    "bushwacker bed caps"
    "roll up bed cover"

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    Post some pics when you get it on!
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    i will try to take some pics tommrow..i finally got a chance to put it on last night but we having some crappy weather and it hard to get a pic.but i really like the new stance it looks like a tottaly diff truck now just new wheels and bigger tires.
    "2008 silverado ext.cab z71 5.3"
    "5%tinted windows"
    "18' southern comfort chrome wheels"
    "bushwacker bed caps"
    "roll up bed cover"

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    You can check/adjust the toe yourself with a tape measure. That would be the big thing to worry about.
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