Will stock shocks work with a 2 lift?
It depends on how you get that lift. If it is with stock length springs with a higher spring rate, then your stock shocks will work. But if you are using a longer spring or spacers, then yes you need shocks 2″ longer.
Do I need longer shocks for a 2 inch leveling kit?
Adding a 2” leveling kit does not require longer shocks if the kit is it is made up of simple spacers. Therefore, stock shocks will not have the same performance that a dedicated off-road version will.
Can you use factory shocks with a lift?
Suspension lift kits that raise your truck higher than 3 inches will usually require a new shock absorber to take up the difference in distance between the top and bottom mounting points of the shock. Generally speaking, when you purchase a lift kit on RealTruck.com, new shock absorbers will be included if necessary.
How much lift can stock shocks handle?
Usually 2.5″ lift will use 22.5″ shocks. Having 22.5″ shocks on stock suspension or a 2″ spacer will be fine, just make sure not to bottom the shock out and damage it.
Can I use stock shocks with leveling kit?
Some leveling kits utilize new performance shocks as part of the kit. If your stock shocks are worn out and you plan to drive like this, they should be replaced when you install a suspension leveling kit.
Does a leveling kit require longer shocks?
Do I Need New Shocks? Not all leveling kits require new shocks. However, if your original shocks have 20,000 or more miles on them, you plan to take the vehicle off-road, or if you drive aggressively, you should consider new shocks mandatory with the installation of a suspension leveling kit.
What size shocks do I need for a 2.5 leveling kit?
The typical shock used on a 2.5 is good for 1.5″ to 3″ lifts.
Do you need different shocks with a lift kit?
Because the shocks are not touched during the lift, new shocks are not required for lift kits. For people who like to go “off road,” lift kits will give your tires more clearance while still retaining the factory suspension geometry and alignment.
Do you need new shocks with a 2.5 inch lift?
Next up is a 2” or 2.5” lift, typically consisting of spacer and add-a-leaf kits. At this point, you’ll also usually need new shock absorbers with longer tubes. You’ll also notice a difference in handling with a medium-height lift kit like this.
Do I need new shocks with a 6 inch lift?
Do you need shock extensions for leveling kit?
You don’t need extensions w/ a leveling kit. You lose down travel when you lift. Shock extensions allow the stock shocks to be used to return the lost down travel. You can run longer shocks or extensions with a small lift.