Best Way To Level A 2500HD?

mercer_me

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I recently purchased a 2015 Chevy 2500HD double cab 6.0 and I put an 8.5’ Fisher XV2 on it. I want to level it but, I don’t want to make it ride worse. What’s the best way to level it and not make the ride worse?

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jmac5058

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You can change the tortion bar to diffrent settings , keep the front low if you tow heavy loads or carry heavy payloads so you sit more level . Crank them up to the highest setting for heavy plows like yours so you sit more level . Do you have the 6 K front axle this also makes a diffrence when plowing . Your newer GM has diffrent settings on the tortion bars the older ones you randomly crank up . Make sure the front end is jacked up with no weight is on the suspention when cranking up . The new ones are made for this so no front end alignment should be needed .
 

LapeerLandscape

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lapeer, mi
I recently purchased a 2015 Chevy 2500HD double cab 6.0 and I put an 8.5’ Fisher XV2 on it. I want to level it but, I don’t want to make it ride worse. What’s the best way to level it and not make the ride worse?

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On my 2012 I turned the torsion bars up, I think it was 4 complete turns got me an inch in height. I measured the bottom of the front fender turned the bolts to tighten the bars then tried to bounce the front of the truck to center it and measure again.
 

Philbilly2

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They don’t make airbags for IFS that I have ever seen.

The correct way to do a level kit and keep a quality reside is to get the correct cognito a arms and the correct length shocks to correct the geometry.

The cause of the rough ride from cranking torsion bars comes from two things. The main thing is your upper a arm coming in contact with your frame when your suspension unloads. The second is if you level your truck, but you keep your factory shocks, the shocks limit out and give you a thud when the suspension unloads.

A quality kit with new shocks and the corrected a arms will keep you with that smooth gm ifs ride.
 

Mudly

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They don’t make airbags for IFS that I have ever seen.

The correct way to do a level kit and keep a quality reside is to get the correct cognito a arms and the correct length shocks to correct the geometry.

The cause of the rough ride from cranking torsion bars comes from two things. The main thing is your upper a arm coming in contact with your frame when your suspension unloads. The second is if you level your truck, but you keep your factory shocks, the shocks limit out and give you a thud when the suspension unloads.

A quality kit with new shocks and the corrected a arms will keep you with that smooth gm ifs ride.
Sorry, i forgot chevy ran ifs.
 

Mr.Markus

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They don’t make airbags for IFS that I have ever seen.

The correct way to do a level kit and keep a quality reside is to get the correct cognito a arms and the correct length shocks to correct the geometry.

The cause of the rough ride from cranking torsion bars comes from two things. The main thing is your upper a arm coming in contact with your frame when your suspension unloads. The second is if you level your truck, but you keep your factory shocks, the shocks limit out and give you a thud when the suspension unloads.

A quality kit with new shocks and the corrected a arms will keep you with that smooth gm ifs ride.
I have air shocks on my 07 3500. Tied into the.same compressor that does the bags in the back.
Spendy but I really like the ride adjustment between running a 900lb plow and not.
https://riderite.com/Level-Rite Product Detail

Best way to level it would be a salter though...
 
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Brndnstffrd

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Location
CT
I have air shocks on my 07 3500. Tied into the.same compressor that does the bags in the back.
Spendy but I really like the ride adjustment between running a 900lb plow and not.
https://riderite.com/Level-Rite Product Detail

Best way to level it would be a salter though...
I had considered adding air shocks to mine a few years ago, but i heard a bunch of horror stories about people breaking their shock mounts and cracking their frame.
 

Mark Oomkes

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Grand Rapids, MI
You can change the tortion bar to diffrent settings , keep the front low if you tow heavy loads or carry heavy payloads so you sit more level . Crank them up to the highest setting for heavy plows like yours so you sit more level . Do you have the 6 K front axle this also makes a diffrence when plowing . Your newer GM has diffrent settings on the tortion bars the older ones you randomly crank up . Make sure the front end is jacked up with no weight is on the suspention when cranking up . The new ones are made for this so no front end alignment should be needed .

My second favorite Massbuddy...where ya been? I'd use the other title but it won't fly.
 

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