What are the effects of leveling and other suspension changes for towing?

Volume 2 Issue 1 - Duramax Issues and Answers

Can you talk about effects of leveling and other suspension changes for towing?

As a GM technician, I get to drive all kinds of modified trucks, towing and empty. I have come to a basic, simple conclusion as regards the OEM suspension system: if you don’t know exactly what you are doing, leave it alone! Too many modified trucks that I have driven are absolutely scary. They can have an unstable on-center feel, pronounced bump-steer, excessive sway under load, memory steer, etc. The mods have butchered what would have otherwise been a great-handling truck.

So what modifications do work?

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donnie said:

Thank You, Very helpful because I have always leveled my trucks but kept the front end aligned and had no problems. Thanks for the details in this story. Donnie
March 25, 2011
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Joel Paynton is an award-winning GM technician who specializes in Duramax fuel systems. He also does custom programming for any GM powertrain. Visit him on the web at www.payntonperformance.com.


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