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Old 02-21-2012, 12:10 AM
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2011 F250 lvl kit/lift plow and rough ride. need advice

I have a 2011 f250 V8 6.2l super cab and i was curious about getting a 2in or 2.5 in leveling kit or maybe lifting it so i can run like 20in rims and some bigger tires but i also plow with it. I live in NJ and plow a couple lots. I was wondering how bad it would be plowing with a leveling kit on or even lifting it a few inches. Also it rides very rough, the roads are horrible around town and anytime i hit a couple pot holes or bumps the truck gets tossed around alot almost uncontrollable at times. Ive brought it back to ford and they made it a little better ive also let air out of the tires and its still bad. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. thanks
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:39 PM
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I have same truck came with 18 s now it has 20 s Ready Lift kit was a pretty easy install , Ride from factory was terrible ,,after lift was just as bad ,,, i Also plow with this truck ,,,Solution a set of Bilstien 5100 shocks and im in heaven should have done this from first day if only i had known ...
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I've read a lot of posts proclaiming the Bilstien shocks greatly improving the ride....empty. Couple of questions; does it alter the tow capacity, and if I'm not interested in any lift increase are they still am viable option to improved the ride? Lastly, ballpark cost?
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I've read a lot of posts proclaiming the Bilstien shocks greatly improving the ride....empty. Couple of questions; does it alter the tow capacity, and if I'm not interested in any lift increase are they still am viable option to improved the ride? Lastly, ballpark cost?
Probably $75-$100 a shock. It doesn't alter the towing capacity.

I paid $299 for my Rancho 9000's, love being able to adjust them for my needs (empty, towing, etc.).
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thanks will deffinatly look into replacing the shocks
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