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Just bought a 2012 Ram 1500 with 8,204 miles on it. Looking to maybe level it, dont like too much rake in the truck. But in talking with suspension folks and reading online, it can turn into a nightmare. Any thoughts? Before and after photos? And also I purchased a 100,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty, will leveling it void warranty? Spacers vs. Adjustable shocks? Any input is welcome!!!
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Many have leveled without any issues. Leveled my '14 with only 300 miles. Not too worried about warranty matters, which would only apply to components directly affected by the mod. I'd say to go for it... Search "level" and you will find a great deal of information on the subject.
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Lots of great information in Brandons' thread here. http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread....94#post1256394
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those guys have good advice ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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Funny. I've always heard that there were potential problems. But I've never known anyone or read of anyone actually having problems. Just saying.
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Lots of great information in Brandons' thread here. http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread....94#post1256394
brandon has some great info...

in my experience and from friends who have done levelling, the levelling kit seems to stiffin the ride a bit... i have 2 buddies who bought an ebay kit for a 3'' level they had many vibration issues both switched to bilsteins and have a great ride!
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If you level, make sure you get an alignment done afterwards...
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If you level, make sure you get an alignment done afterwards...
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My RAM rode a little choppy after the level and before the alignment. Now, it rides like stock. The only differences is that my youngest boy can't hardly climb in the truck anymore

The local dealership installs leveling kits on their new trucks so I am not worried about the warranty.

I had no problems but going more than 2.5" would be a bad idea from what I saw in installing mine. If you are worried, you could go with 2" spacers and be done. I had a rake of 2.25" so before putting spacers on the rear, the front was 1/4" higher and that is not my cup of tea.

I used spacers on the front and am happy. If you really want new struts, consider Rancho's Quick Lift system. It will get you 2.25", is already loaded with the spring and you can adjust the ride stiffness. I would have gone this route but they are more costly.
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I may have missed it, but are you 2wd or 4wd? That plays a major roll in your options for leveling. If you're a 2wd, your cheapest and easy way would be just to get some coil spacers. They ranger anywhere from 30 - 100 bucks (depending what brand/type u get) that will achieve the lift but like some have said, it will just slightly make your ride just a hair more stiff. The BEST option, is to get lift spindles. These will retain your stock ride and I believe there are 3" ones out there. They are costly but very worth it. I went from coil spacers to lift spindles and I'll never go back to spacers again.

4wd - kind of the same boat except you'll have struts. Just get strut spacers for the front. Then there are other (more costly) options out there as well
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