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Old 02-11-2019, 04:07 PM
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Question for you guys with different leveling kits in your truck, how many of you have worn out the CV joint on your front axels ďprematurelyĒ?

Iíve had an Icon Stage 2 kit in my truck for about 2 years now and so far I havenít had any issues, at least that I know of. That being said, I made a video a while back talking about my suspension kit and Iíve seen a lot more comments lately talking about leveling kits jacking up suspension geometry, blah blah blah. I understand why a suspension lift with a differential drop down bracket would be better, at least for driveline angles, but Iím curious given the popularity of leveling kits, how many of you have actually had any issue with CV angles?
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I have a 2017 with a 2.5" level on puck. Got 30k miles on so far no problem.
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Question for you guys with different leveling kits in your truck, how many of you have worn out the CV joint on your front axels ďprematurelyĒ?

Iíve had an Icon Stage 2 kit in my truck for about 2 years now and so far I havenít had any issues, at least that I know of. That being said, I made a video a while back talking about my suspension kit and Iíve seen a lot more comments lately talking about leveling kits jacking up suspension geometry, blah blah blah. I understand why a suspension lift with a differential drop down bracket would be better, at least for driveline angles, but Iím curious given the popularity of leveling kits, how many of you have actually had any issue with CV angles?
Unless you spend a lot of time in 4WD you will not wear out your CV shaft.. What you will wear out is Ball joints upper and lower.
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15k miles on my Icon Stage 2s set at about 2 inches, and working like a dream.

I was thinking about all this also before I did my level, and all of the off-road mechanic guys that I talked to said that at 2.5 inches or lower, they had not seen any issues.
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45,000+ on my 2.5" level and not an issue.
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