Wheel alignment necessary with torsion key leveling kit?

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by Z71fanatic, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Z71fanatic

    Z71fanatic New Member

    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.
  2. IPFK83

    IPFK83 Rockstar 3 Years 100 Posts

    You need to get an alignment after you put a leveling kit on.
  3. adampaul1964

    adampaul1964 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    X2 on the alignment.
  4. Bigbomber

    Bigbomber Rockstar 4 Years 5000 Posts

    X3,on the alignment
  5. jwco5.3

    jwco5.3 Rockstar 100 Posts


    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.
  6. bacol14

    bacol14 Rockstar

    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.
  7. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    X5, get the alignment.
  8. stephan

    stephan Rockstar 4 Years 5000 Posts

    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.
  9. jwco5.3

    jwco5.3 Rockstar 100 Posts

    Well crap, looks like i'm getting an alignment.
  10. adampaul1964

    adampaul1964 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Lol, think of it this way, you pay at bare minimum $600 for tires, twice that if you have 33" all terrain tires, so you are just protecting your investment.

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