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2015 2500 "slight" crank question

2015 2500 "slight" crank question

Postby TJEli [OP] » Aug 31 2015, 4:43pm

Hi Guys,

I am thinking about dialing in about 1.5"s of height to the front of my HD. I do not want to get too high off of the progressive dampers or too close to the upper control arm bumpstop. I just want a little more height for looks without effecting the ride or handling of the truck. Is it possible to get the alignment back to factory spec with 1.5"s of lift? I cannot deal with the look of positive camber and the truck handles GREAT now.

Opinions? Options? Comments? Experiences? Leave it alone?

Thanks guys,

-Eli
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Re: 2015 2500 "slight" crank question

Postby ricka182 » Aug 31 2015, 5:03pm

If you crank, you should fix the camber as it will off. Not too much, but enough to need an alignment.
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Re: 2015 2500 "slight" crank question

Postby TJEli [OP] » Aug 31 2015, 5:11pm

Thanks. I know it will need an alignment. I am wondering if there is enough adjustment to get it back to factory spec.

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Re: 2015 2500 "slight" crank question

Postby ricka182 » Aug 31 2015, 5:24pm

Does your truck have torsion bars? I believe it should, and you would just crank it down if you wanted to restore it to factory. Be sure to measure before and after and record the numbers.
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Re: 2015 2500 "slight" crank question

Postby TJEli [OP] » Aug 31 2015, 6:54pm

Yes. Got that. I have already had it up an inch just to take measurements. 10 turns is one inch. What I am asking is if anyone has gone 1.5"s and been able to get their alignment back in factory spec? Any adverse effects in your steering?

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Re: 2015 2500 "slight" crank question

Postby ricka182 » Aug 31 2015, 7:21pm

Ahhh...ok. Sorry for confusion. I think you'd be close if not right on. I have mine leveled by cranking as well up to just about 2.5", and my alignment is just barely out of spec, but not enough to do any damage to parts or tires. I can't remember the number, it was really close to factory. No issue otherwise with it leveled.
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Re: 2015 2500 "slight" crank question

Postby TJEli [OP] » Aug 31 2015, 8:59pm

TJEli wrote:Yes. Got that. I have already had it up an inch just to take measurements. 10 turns is one inch. What I am asking is if anyone has gone 1.5"s and been able to get their alignment back in factory spec? Any adverse effects in your steering?

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This should read "5 turns equals one inch" Not 10.

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Re: 2015 2500 "slight" crank question

Postby n8dh » Sep 01 2015, 3:22am

You'll be fine, level kits for Tbars are very common and I haven't heard of any alignment issues. With only 1.5" extra you should have no problems getting it aligned back to factory spec. Good luck!
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Re: 2015 2500 "slight" crank question

Postby StarsnBars » Sep 01 2015, 3:30am

^^^^^^ Yup. 1.5 inch stock key adjustment on mine and a good shop for alignment.
No problems.
Any more out of the stock keys will create alot harsher ride in my experence.
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Re: 2015 2500 "slight" crank question

Postby TJEli [OP] » Sep 03 2015, 2:35am

Just in case anyone was interested, 8 full turns equaled 1.5"s on my truck. Toe and camber are both out.

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