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Old 04-02-2009, 06:37 PM
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Leveling kit for 2001 F350?

I have a 2001 F350 extended cab long bed 4X4.
I was wanting to add a leveling kit and was looking for some good advice on who makes the best kit for the money.
The truck does have the 4" blocks in the rear from the factory.
Also i dont want to end up with the front higher than the rear so how much front lift is required to make the truck sit level 2"-2 1/2"?
Any help would be great Maybe post some pictures of similar trucks and what lift you used to get a nice level ride.
Does the stock Track Bar need to be replaced with a leveling kit??
Are add a leaf or Mini spring packs good or do i need to purchase a better kit that replace the entire spring.
Here are a few i have found on the net let me know if any of these are good.
Lift your truck, SUV, & Jeep - ZONE Offroad Products - Suspension Lift Kits, Body Lifts, Accessories, Gear
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Pro Comp 2in Leveling Kit k4012 4WD 1999-2004 Ford - $481.04
Ford Superduty Leveling Kit - www.jackit.com - The Suspension Experts

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Here is a picture of the truck.
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I have a 2001 F350 extended cab long bed 4X4.
I was wanting to add a leveling kit and was looking for some good advice on who makes the best kit for the money.
The truck does have the 4" blocks in the rear from the factory.
Also i dont want to end up with the front higher than the rear so how much front lift is required to make the truck sit level 2"-2 1/2"?
Any help would be great Maybe post some pictures of similar trucks and what lift you used to get a nice level ride.
Does the stock Track Bar need to be replaced with a leveling kit??
Are add a leaf or Mini spring packs good or do i need to purchase a better kit that replace the entire spring.
Here are a few i have found on the net let me know if any of these are good.
Lift your truck, SUV, & Jeep - ZONE Offroad Products - Suspension Lift Kits, Body Lifts, Accessories, Gear
Ford Suspension Lift Kits
Pro Comp 2in Leveling Kit k4012 4WD 1999-2004 Ford - $481.04
Ford Superduty Leveling Kit - www.jackit.com - The Suspension Experts

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Don't waist your time on an add-a-leaf for the front. Take a look at the mini spring pack leveling kits. They will work best for you in your situation. Specify if you have gasser or diesel when you order. I have almost the same truck except F250 and short bed. I used the Tuff Country spring pack up front but had to use an add-a-leaf in the rear to make up for the 2" block. So you should be fine. Here is a picture of mine now.

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Your truck looks great! Nice and level.

I am considering a mini spring pack leveling kit like the Tuff country or i see that Summit has the same lift for a little less. "Spring packs with a drop bracket for the track bar." My truck does have the stock 1" track bar not the 3/4" so i should be safe with that.

What size tires & wheels are you running? Are the wheels stock backspacing? How wide? Looks good!
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Im also looking to upgrade the shocks but cant seem to make up my mind on what to get. Dont want to purchase a brand that i will not be happy with. Any suggestions?

What length of shocks will i need for the front after a 2 1/2" leveling kit?
What is the stock length of the rear F350 shocks with the 4" blocks?

Any help would be greatly appricated!
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I just ordered my leveling kit.
Ill take before and after pictures to compare the difference.

Any suggestions on the shocks?

What length of shocks will i need for the front or can i use stock length with the leveling kit?
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which kit did you go with? the mini spring kits will not require longer shocks. reuse stock ones, or order a stock length replacement. the mini spring kit doesn't lengthen the shock. if you look inside the wheel well you'll see why. the shocks mount on TOP of the springs, so the kit underneath will have no effect on shock length.
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If you want new shocks go Bilstein 5100's hands down.
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Your truck looks great! Nice and level.

I am considering a mini spring pack leveling kit like the Tuff country or i see that Summit has the same lift for a little less. "Spring packs with a drop bracket for the track bar." My truck does have the stock 1" track bar not the 3/4" so i should be safe with that.

What size tires & wheels are you running? Are the wheels stock backspacing? How wide? Looks good!
16 X 10 wheels (Pro Comp Extreme) with 4.5 backspacing.
315/75/16 BFG ATs

check my gallery...I have some closer pix of the wheel/tire combo.
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I went with a 2 1/2 mini spring kit from summit. Just like the Tuff country but a little cheeper in price. Looks to be the same kit with summits name on it.

I received it today looks good but they sent me a kit that had been returned and has the wrong track bar bracket in it. Came with a track bar bracket for a Diesel. I guess the gas & diesel trucks use a different bracket? I called and they said they would ship another one out today and i should see it by friday. I hope so because i wanted to install this over the weekend.

As for shocks i would like to go with the Bilstein 5100s but they are a little out of my price range i was hoping to find a complete set of 4 for under $200 Any other good shocks in that price range??Or should i wait and save to invest in the best? Bilsteins?

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I looked through your gallery of photos. Thanks for the heads up on the wheels.
I just installed new 285/75/16 tires on my stock rims but wanted a wider stance.
The 10" wheels look great and seem to push the tire out to the edge of the fender.
Would a 10" wide wheels be to wide for the tire size above? Would it make them look to streched out on the wheel? Does anyone have a picture of this size tire on a 10" wheel?
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I have decided to go with the Bilstein 5100's shocks but am having a hard time finding the right part numbers.
If someone can provide me with the correct part numbers for the shocks that would help me out alot.

Any help would be greatly appricated!!
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