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Leveling kits causing wear and tear?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 401runner, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. Dec 29, 2018 at 10:59 PM
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    401runner

    401runner [OP] New Member

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    Been looking to give my ‘05 sr5 a little face lift with a 2.5 inch leveling kit but I’ve heard mixed opinions. Just curious if anyone has experienced any problems with kits regarding premature wear and tear. Vehicles a little old, however it’s in great condition for its age with 150k. Any thoughts or opinions would be appreciated!
     
  2. Dec 31, 2018 at 7:03 AM
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    SlvrSlug

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    Welcome, this is just my opinion, i think any good lift with proper installation should not cause premature wear. But taking it off road more after the mods may cause more wear and tear.
     
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  3. Jan 6, 2019 at 6:57 AM
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    nimby

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    You mention leveling, which implies lifting the front roughly 1.75" or so. I think general consensus around here and the other site is that you won't cause premature wear by keeping the lift at 3" or under. Once you get over 3", then CV joint angles become a concern.

    Leveling is a very common mod. Even stock Pro's come with a 1" lift in the front without doing a diff drop. What's more likely to cause premature wear (as SlvrSlug said above) is the offroading that inherently follows lifting your rig ;)
     
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