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Should I use a shock extension kit for 1 1/2 inch leveling kit?

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Can someone tell me if I should use a shock extension kit for 1 1/2 inch leveling kit?
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Can someone tell me if I should use a shock extension kit for 1 1/2 inch leveling kit?
You don't have to. I didn't use it for my leveling kit. A shock extension (or longer shocks) would get you that extra inch of down travel for off-roading with the sway bar disconnected.
 

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My Teraflex 1.5 kit didn't come with any and it's been doing fine without them, paired with Daystar 3/4" rear spacers. When I added a winch and bumper, I lost an inch and it sits low in the front again. I have an RC 2.5 spacer kit sitting in the garage to swap out when I have time. It came with shock extensions and longer swaybar links.
 

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I added the 1 1/2 " leveling kit and it still was not level. I replaced them with the RC 2 1/2" kit
 

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You need extended bumpstops to run shock extensions or longer shocks, but you don't necessarily need shock extensions or longer shocks with longer bumpstops
 

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Depends on how you are planning on using the truck. I found that when disconnecting the front swaybar after a 1.5" level, the shocks would bottom out at full droop
 

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If you can still run OE bump stops with no rub I'd say run stock length shocks , I always keep as much compression as you can, ya don't want shocks bottoming out and limit compression for no reason. Most often their is less weight on a tire thats drooping which means less traction
 

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I think it just depends upon how you'll use the truck. A couple weekends ago I installed the Teraflex 1.5" leveling kit on my new '23 Willys Sport to get rid of the rake get a bit more clearance in front. To get back the caster lost to the leveling kit, last weekend I installed the longer lower control arms from the Mopar 2" kit. Today I installed TF's 2" shock extensions so I could get back the shock travel lost to the 1.5" kit and match up with the 2" bump stop extensions TF supplied with it. It all works together nicely.
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