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Old 01-02-2016, 09:35 AM   #1
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Question, has anyone leveled their truck by just lowering the rear? I assume most don't do that because raising the front is just easier?
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I lowered mine 2" with Crown Suspension 1-2" lowering shackles. It wasn't hard. It took me about a couple hours to complete the install.
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it's been done, you might find more info here:
https://www.google.ca/webhp?sourceid...owering%20rear

some peeps mentioned issues when hauling stuff, since it would take a lot less weight to have the rear sag "below" the front. This is one reason, besides being lazy, not mechanically inclined and my truck being a company vehicle, that I havent done it

(before any hater comes in, I'm not being a dick, just trying to help )
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Question, has anyone leveled their truck by just lowering the rear? I assume most don't do that because raising the front is just easier?
rear is easier but will need pinion shim.

What year truck?
How many miles?
2wd or 4x4?
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I just had my 07 Screw dropped 2" in the rear with a Belltech kit installed at 4 Wheel Parts. I feel slight vibration in the steering wheel when driving and if feels like I have knobby tires when I slow down. I had new street tires and alignment from Pepboys after the install but it still vibrates. Any ideas what is wrong? Shorter shocks? Pinion shim?
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Sounds like you need the pinion who you already mentioned. Did you order it from here? If so you'll need to ask for it. I didn't get one either and I had to ask and they shipped it right out. It should have been included so the truck wouldn't need to be messed with again . That's just my opinion though. It never fully solved the shimmy I had it the truck like so good I deal with it.
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I went to the Belltech website and they have various degrees for the pinion shim. They come in 1,2,3,4 and 6 degrees. That seems like it could take a lot of trial and error to get it dialed in. It would have been nice if they mentioned this driveshaft alignment issue before I had the kit installed. I'm gonna call their tech dept on Monday.
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I went to the Belltech website and they have various degrees for the pinion shim. They come in 1,2,3,4 and 6 degrees. That seems like it could take a lot of trial and error to get it dialed in. It would have been nice if they mentioned this driveshaft alignment issue before I had the kit installed. I'm gonna call their tech dept on Monday.
They have one kit specific for this.
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Ok, talked to the Belltech tech and he said it is usually a 2 degree pinion shim that aligns the driveshaft for my 07 Screw FX2. It costs about $35 and its in the mail, so we'll see if this corrects the slight vibration problem. I will post the results.
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Ok, talked to the Belltech tech and he said it is usually a 2 degree pinion shim that aligns the driveshaft for my 07 Screw FX2. It costs about $35 and its in the mail, so we'll see if this corrects the slight vibration problem. I will post the results.
yes i know ive been installing and selling them for over 10 years now since it came out the 04s started to see this also.
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