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What leveling kit

2018 f250 6.2 quad cab sb........never off road, 8 1/2 boss straight blade in winter, going to a 35" tire after I wear these stock 275's off. What do I need? Im not really interested in replacing all the shocks and leaf packs in rear for one the truck is brand new, two I pull a 12k fifth wheel camper. I have read mixed feelings over and over and I don't know what to do.......front coil spacer with shock extensions and brake line extensions and longer bump stocks with sway bar extensions..........or is it a must for braided s.s. brake lines and having to rebleed the whole truck......trackbar or trackbar relocation bracket......new coils or coil pucks. I just want the truck to sit level for everyday road driving and it to clear 35's when it is ready, hold the plow when its on.

 
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Old 09-20-2018, 02:48 PM
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It'll clear 35's now, so no worries there. If you just want to level it, get a MotoFab spacer off amazon, a Ready Lift trackbar bracket, bump stop spacer and sway spacer and call it a day. You don't need longer brake lines for a 2.5" lift.

I would strongly suggest you get the proper length shock and not use cheezy shock extenders, but thats up to you.
 
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What should i use for a front shock? No ruff ridin....better the ride on the road the better.....up to a point of spending a ton of money. Thanks tricon
 
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I'm adding Fox 2.0 shocks on mine along with the leveling springs. For my truck I had to have the 2-3.5" shocks on the front as the leveling kit is 2" and the stock shock from Fox is 0-1.5. Stock shocks work fine for the rear. The improvement in ride quality is immediate and dramatic or it has been on all of my other trucks.
 
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35” tires will KILL your 6.2L power & mpg bad.
It’s Hard on O/D with a gas burner.
No disrespect, just be aware.
 
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:42 PM
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35 tires will KILL your 6.2L power & mpg bad.
Its Hard on O/D with a gas burner.
No disrespect, just be aware.
bologna. 35s are low single digit percentages over available stock sizes.

I second the no lift needed for 35.


 
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bologna. 35s are low single digit percentages over available stock sizes.

I second the no lift needed for 35.
Try it & see if your truck will pull locked up in O/D .....
If you run wider rims with your 35s, youll need some lift up front
 
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it will pull it just fine....going down hill
 
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You don't need a lift or level with 35s. My 12.50 35 18s on 18x9 Method 331s don't rub anywhere even at full suspension articulation. And, the speedometer didn't change even 1mph.
 
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I went with procomp nitro 3.5" front/ 1" rear level/lift. It's coil spacers, trac relocation bracket, shock /brake line,

bump stop brackets and inch bigger block in rear
I had 4wheelparts install it as they do 5yr60 on anything Ford says was worn out by the kit.
I don't have plow
2017 F250 6.2 ccsb 3.73.. I have not done tires yet and will probably keep factory 18" rims
 
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Looking GOOD Truckie

Love me some Leveled and / or Lifted “XLT” SUPER DUTY’s !!!

I can’t wait until my 19 F350 XLT 4x4 SRW 176” WB 6.7L comes in .....
 
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Originally Posted by FirstFord18 View Post
What should i use for a front shock? No ruff ridin....better the ride on the road the better.....up to a point of spending a ton of money. Thanks tricon
Do some checking on here there are a ton of threads on shocks. I was all in for Fox myself until I started to hear some complaints of how rough they were. It seems they are more of an off road style. I am more like you and tow an rv not much if any off road time. I went with the Rancho 9000XL they were an immediate improvement in ride quality.

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can you tell me, is a 2017+ F350, crew cab, 4x4, 6.2gasoline with Snowplow/Camper package level from the factory?
 
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Snowplow or Camper Pckg does have an increase front ride height.
 
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by BROWN DOG KTM View Post
Snowplow or Camper Pckg does have an increase front ride height.
that does nothing to answer his question. all the springs have the same static height. wire diam is the diference. smaller wire spring sqaushes down more and thus more rake. none of the springs are even close to level. put this as a sticky since people keep asking
 

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