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Old 11-14-2017, 07:58 PM
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Leveling kit questions

My situation is I've got a new truck and I keep reading about a leaving kit 2.5 inch for front I keep looking at my truck and thinking if I raise it 2.5 inch in the front it would be rather high compared to the back if I do have a factory leaving kit installed will it have similar parts from factory as the ones from after market
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:49 PM
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I have 6.2 also that I am going to level out here soon I was thinking maybe take it to a shop that installs leveling kits and get there opinion on what size to go I think anywhere from 1-2 inch you should be fine with just spacers 2.5 and above will probably mess with the streering and would probably also require a track bar relocation kit and that is when it will start to get pricey.
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I can't see for sure, but it looks fairly decent as-is so I am assuming it is a 250. Many of the guys, including myself, are using 2.5s on the 350s in order to keep a slight rake. 250s aren't quite as tall in the back so you might end up looking a little nose high unless you block, or airbag the rear.
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I'm looking a a (ready lift 2.5") but I'm still thinking it looks level idk lol but the ready lift kit has it all like 250$ I've read a lot of good on them
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:03 PM
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I purchased the same kit as this thread https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1495678-low-budget-leveling-kit.html
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:03 PM
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After quite a bit of research I've settled on this kit.

http://amzn.to/2ijiw6H

Going to install it this winter when work slows down.
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I can't see for sure, but it looks fairly decent as-is so I am assuming it is a 250. Many of the guys, including myself, are using 2.5s on the 350s in order to keep a slight rake. 250s aren't quite as tall in the back so you might end up looking a little nose high unless you block, or airbag the rear.
250 and 350 have same rear blocks so thats not really true. I could see a 6.2 sitting higher since it doesnt have the powerstroke powerplant weighing it down as much much.
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Measure the truck first, at the center of the front wheel-well, then the back. It looks closer to level than my 250 was but, I had factory installed 3 blocks in the rear. It sat 3.5 lower in the front - a noticeable difference. I bought the 2.5 ReadyLift kit with the trac-bar bracket (you really need the bracket for alignment and castor angles). I like the way mine turned out. Now, gotta decide on 35s or 37s...

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Im running BDS 2" with Fox. Looks great 0 complaints. Also threw bags on out back.
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Measure the truck first, at the center of the front wheel-well, then the back. It looks closer to level than my 250 was but, I had factory installed 3 blocks in the rear. It sat 3.5 lower in the front - a noticeable difference. I bought the 2.5 ReadyLift kit with the trac-bar bracket (you really need the bracket for alignment and castor angles). I like the way mine turned out. Now, gotta decide on 35s or 37s...

nice truck I'll measure tape on it when I get home I've done lots a looking at the tires my stock are 34x11 I was wanting to go with the 35x12.5 due to a few things bigest was tire weight not extremely higher than the 34 that might keep my MPG higher and it give it a little wider look 37 will also throw the speedometer off a good bit
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I wanted to maintain a little rake and didn't want it to squat too bad with trailer, so I put 1" BDS blocks in front and am very happy with the way it sits now.
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If you only want leveling your truck, consider replacing the stock rear spring spacers with a set of 2016 spring spacers (6C3Z-5598-A). This will lower the rear-end approx 1.5 inches and keep you from having to have the front-end realigned. You will be able to use the stock U-bolts. If you had rather have your truck sit higher in the front you will have to get an alignment after a front-end lift kit is installed.

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I wanted to maintain a little rake and didn't want it to squat too bad with trailer, so I put 1" BDS blocks in front and am very happy with the way it sits now.
looks sharp. im seeing alot of trucks that are supposedly level but to me they almost look sqautting without any weight. hookup a trailer and your nose is 4" in the air. seen one yesterday like that. looked almost 1" nose high without a ounce of weight in the bed
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looks sharp. im seeing alot of trucks that are supposedly level but to me they almost look sqautting without any weight. hookup a trailer and your nose is 4" in the air. seen one yesterday like that. looked almost 1" nose high without a ounce of weight in the bed
wife sent another pic today when it was on for sure level ground looks level to me
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If you only want leveling your truck, consider replacing the stock rear spring spacers with a set of 2016 spring spacers (6C3Z-5598-A). This will lower the rear-end approx 1.5 inches and keep you from having to have the front-end realigned. You will be able to use the stock U-bolts. If you had rather have your truck sit higher in the front you will have to get an alignment after a front-end lift kit is installed.
This is what I'm also doing. This is the quick-n-easy route if you're not looking to install larger tires. Uses all Ford parts ... no front-end geomtry changes ... and can be done for less than $100. Here's a link to another thread on lowering the **** end ... https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...-rear-end.html
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