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Old 08-02-2007, 07:10 AM
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'94 Ext Cab 2wd level kit?

Hey fellas. Does anybody know first hand a shop or a mechanic in SWGa that will talk to me about a leveling my '94 2wd F150? I can't stand the rake I roll with and with bow season around the corner, I don't want to get on the old loggin roads with the nose as low as it is again. I just need the front lifted about 1.5 or 2 inches..Not taller than the rear, but close to equal.

I have spoke to an alignment shop about putting F250 (1994) springs in the front of my truck, but they said that I would never get it aligned if I do (twin I-beam)...Now since he said that, I'm not going back to him to install anything or convice him that he can. Cause obviously he's never aligned a lifted Twin I-beam 2wd...So I spoke to a buddy who is an ASE mechanic..he basically said the same thing...

Well, I guess I need to ask if it can be done, and still be able to adjust the camber?

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Can you just go bigger tires and rims in the front ??

Being you're two wheel drive shouldn't bother anything.
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:41 PM
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Can you just go bigger tires and rims in the front ??

Being you're two wheel drive shouldn't bother anything.




Sorry but No...I have stock wheels however, the tires are the biggest that will fit. I need to lift the front.
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Old 08-03-2007, 10:28 AM
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Ok...........Has anybody used ANY leveling device on a twin I-beam 2wd truck? If so, what was used, and who made it...Was alignment a problem?


Figured I'd pose the question a little different.
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:35 PM
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I just replaced the front springs in my 94 F150 and it sits perfectly level now. The camber is off slightly (top of tires leaning outward, need to look hard to see it) but even the new springs will settle eventually. The part number I used was for both the F150 as well as the F250. Reference PN FCS824V if you do decide to change out the springs.

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Old 08-03-2007, 02:22 PM
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I just replaced the front springs in my 94 F150 and it sits perfectly level now. The camber is off slightly (top of tires leaning outward, need to look hard to see it) but even the new springs will settle eventually. The part number I used was for both the F150 as well as the F250. Reference PN FCS824V if you do decide to change out the springs.

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John, thanks for the reply. I believe your springs are different than mine because of your motor size. I have a 5.0.....

But, other than a different weight requirement, I don't know how much difference there is between our trucks.

I have 185,000 on my truck. And I'm sure these are the original springs. How many miles did you have on your set?
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You can get the adjustable camber bushings through Bronco Graveyard, I am thinking about leveling out my 96 2wd also.
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You can put about a 2" lift on the front of the truck before you need to use drop brackets to compensate. A good alignment shop will know how to correct the camber using degreed bushings.

F-150 and F-250 (2wd) springs are different. Different spring rate, slightly longer. They will work, but you will still need to use different bushings. They will also make your truck ride a lot harsher.
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John, thanks for the reply. I believe your springs are different than mine because of your motor size. I have a 5.0.....

But, other than a different weight requirement, I don't know how much difference there is between our trucks.

I have 185,000 on my truck. And I'm sure these are the original springs. How many miles did you have on your set?
My truck has just over 126k. The replacement springs had two more coils on them. Yeah didn't think about engine size...
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You can put about a 2" lift on the front of the truck before you need to use drop brackets to compensate. A good alignment shop will know how to correct the camber using degreed bushings.

F-150 and F-250 (2wd) springs are different. Different spring rate, slightly longer. They will work, but you will still need to use different bushings. They will also make your truck ride a lot harsher.
Ok Andy.. you say I can go maybe 2 inches...How should I go about the lift? F250 springs, or is there another way? I want something solid, but it won't hurt the truck in the long run..Thanks

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F-250 spring are going to make it ride really rough.

There was a user here who did it, I remember reading the thread in the last year. Have you tried a search?
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F-250 spring are going to make it ride really rough.

There was a user here who did it, I remember reading the thread in the last year. Have you tried a search?
Yea man..been searchin, but I get a million different threads with a bunch of unrelated issues....I'll keep trying.
Thanks for the help.
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I have the front of my truck level with the rear and it's a 2wd. It was done by the previous owner but he said it was done with big block springs as opposed to the smallblock ones? Does that make sense? I do have alignment issues, though. The top of the tires are also very slighty outward, it's not noticeable, but my tires do wear unevenly =(. Hope this helps.
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I have been thinking about doing a spacer lift rather than changing springs. I like how my truck rides and would hate to make it make it into a "buck board". I know Daystar makes a 2" spacer lift for 4wd F150s and Broncos, I am wondering if they could fit a 2wd.
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go to www.rockauto.com
load in your info and look up the springs
there is a lot of info on differant springs
load and unload height and some spring rates
this will give you a starting point
you can also check out differant springs depending on differant engines
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