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I'm new to the forum and had a question about leveling my 2015 ram 1500. I'm thinking about having les ...


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Old 01-05-2017, 03:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I'm new to the forum and had a question about leveling my 2015 ram 1500. I'm thinking about having les Shwab install a 2" front only leveling kit. My question is would it look weird with stock tire size? I put bf all terrain ko2 when I first bought it and I wanna wear them out first. Any thoughts?


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Will a leveling kit void your warranty?

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I'm new to the forum and had a question about leveling my 2015 ram 1500. I'm thinking about having les Shwab install a 2" front only leveling kit. My question is would it look weird with stock tire size? I put bf all terrain ko2 when I first bought it and I wanna wear them out first. Any thoughts?

Doing the same with my 2015, except I am thinking about 2.5 in the front, the difference is 3" when measured at stock. Also, thinking of doing it myself to save the money of install. How much is Les gonna charge you to install? (I miss Les, used to live in Oregon, they are not the staple around here in SO. Cal)

Also, I don't think it will look "weird", but you will definitely want some more aggressive tire to fill that void. My truck came stock with 20" wheels, so i am already half way there. I am at 36k miles on stock tires, and almost ready for new ones. At that time I will be going other 33" M/T tires.

I have read you can go 35", but just want a more aggressive tough look for the rig. Don't need anything too drastic here in So.Cal.

What leveling kit were you looking at?
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I called the dealer and they said it wouldn't void the warranty as long as nothing is cut or welded. I don't remember the name of the leveling kit les shwab uses either. The guy I talked to says he uses that kit at least once a week on a ram and never had any issues with anyone returning. It's going to cost 250 with alignment. I didn't think that was a bad price. Aren't the stock 275/60/r20 around a 33inch that's what I have
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Check out the Bilstein 5100's, they are adjustable. The ride will improve dramatically.


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Just looked at the bilstein 5100. Would my ride be compromised much with the 2" level?
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Just looked at the bilstein 5100. Would my ride be compromised much with the 2" level?
Nope it's actually improved with these. I just got my truck back from the shop and even at 2.8" of lift, the ride quality is night and day compared to the OEM suspension.


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As already mentioned, Bilstein 5100's are a far better option for leveling than any spacer type kit. Especially on a 2013+ truck where the ball joints are prone to popping out of the UCA when overextended. Check out the Guide to Leveling linked in my signature for more information.

Back to your original question. No, I don't think it will look weird with stock tires. Sure they'll be a little small but it will still be better than stock. I ran a 2.5" leveling kit on my old 2012 1500 with the stock 17's and 265/70/17's for a number of months before I got new wheels and tires.



Your BFG's should be taller than those and fill up the wheel well more.


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Looked into the bilstien 5100 and called around town here . I'm looking around 500-550 bucks purchased and installed. Does that seem about right to you guys? Anyone here have significant problems with your suspension with just a leveling kit?
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The 2" spacer is a much cheaper route. Also when people say the ride is "better" then OEM that is preference. Some like a stiff ride that Bilstein provides. I personally do not care for a stiff ride. If I did I would have bought a 2500. Also if your truck plans on being a street princess the Bilsteins are over kill. And as far as your stock tires looking to small, once again preference. Some like the "stuffed" look. others don't. It's your truck, who cares if others think the tires look to small or to big.
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