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Old 09-13-2018, 09:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Do my CV angles suck?

I h e a 2018 gmc 2500 l5p. I put a torsion key kit on that included new keys, differential spacer (just shy of 3/4) and shock spacers (just shy of 3/4). The ride is pretty damn close to stock after a 2 front end lift. Rake is now 1.5 where it was 3.5 before. All that said, Im considering dropping the front end front at 2 level down to a 1.5 level so my cv angles flatten out some. Here are some pics of them right now.... do they look as bad as I think they do, or do they seem ok?

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Old 09-13-2018, 10:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They arent ideal, but I have seen worse posted on this forum.

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Do you think dropping a half inch from 2” down to 1.5” will get me there? Or should I be thinking a bigger drop?

My thinking is if I net out the 3/4” spacers, then I’m really only out of whack about 3/4” with a 1.5” level. Am I off base here?
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I dont think you'll hurt anything at those angles. Those torsion key lifts just cant address the CV angles like you want, though. I am surprised you said the ride feels like stock, what with the bump stops up off the lower control arm as far as they are.

I am no expert in this genre, but Ive read enough torsion key posts over the years to think if it were me, Id wait for a short 4" lift kit to be designed for the L5Ps, install it instead of the keys and then turn it down to where you are comfortable. It'll definitely get your CVs leveled out.
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Don’t get me wrong. It’s definitely stiffer, but the ride quality is still very good. I’d say it’s probably 85% of stock quality. Maybe because the differential spacer helps keep it closer to original?

I’m going to drop it down 1/2-3/4 of an inch so I get back closer to spec tollorances. That’ll give me an improved stance (per my eyes anyway) and allow me to go up to a 275/65r20 tire without any risk of rub or interference.
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wait for a 4" kit?
I did the cognito 4" front with 2" rear on my L5P 1 week after getting it. As for CV's, they should be fine there are a lot of trucks running around just like yours
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The angles look fine to me, if your worried about them have you thought about getting the spacers to lower the front of the diff? Would be cheaper than getting another alignment.
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