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Front Leveling Kit Confusion, '93 F250 4X4

 
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Old 11-05-2009, 02:55 PM
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Front Leveling Kit Confusion, '93 F250 4X4

The title says it all. My front end is saggin', man. This TTB with the leaf springs seems to be a tiger to tame. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places, but I've only been able to find a 2" overall lift kit to fix this. Problem is, I like the ride height when the truck is level, I don't want to lift front AND rear, just get the front back up. I know there are many of you out there that've had this problem. Can anybody recommend something to help me out here?
 
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:26 PM
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Just buy the 2in lift kit.You'll be lucky to get half of that.Is the leveling kit just 1 spring?That's what mine was and i got an inch out of mine.
 
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Old 11-05-2009, 06:32 PM
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maybe you could try add-a-leafs. go to suspensionconnection.com
 
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Thanks for the link. That's pretty much what I was wanting, but for some reason I could not find one for the year of my truck. It's a little more than I wanted to pay for what I'll be getting. I wonder how long that extra 1.5 to 2 inches will last before it sags away as well. I'm cursed with this. I totally love the truck, but this suspension is just a weak design. I guess there's no real fix to is unless I decide to go with the Dana 60 solid axle swap.
 
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The reason that you don't find leveling kits bigger than 2" is that the kits assume you are working with a truck at the original ride height and you can't lift a TTB axle any more than 2" without using drop brackets. Even without drop brackets you will need special camber bushings to correct for the new angles. So get the leveling kit but be aware that a shop that knows how to lift Ford trucks of this area is going to have to set you up with the correct bushings. Most normal shops don't know about this so you will probably end up at a specialty 4x4 shop.
 
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:17 PM
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Thanks for the advice, AndyM. I have an extra good speciatly 4x4 shop about 8 miles down the road. Hopefully they can help if and when I need it. Do you mean that even if I go with just the regular leveling kit which will, in theory, only get me back to stock ride height, I will still need the special camber bushings?
 
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Thanks for the advice, AndyM. I have an extra good speciatly 4x4 shop about 8 miles down the road. Hopefully they can help if and when I need it. Do you mean that even if I go with just the regular leveling kit which will, in theory, only get me back to stock ride height, I will still need the special camber bushings?
if it is sagging that much then im suprised you didnt have to put new camber bushings in already.. if they are still the original bushings, then you should not have to replace them. you should still get an alignment after the install tho. but like i said, if the bushings are still original, then restoring stock ride hight should only require an adjustment. one other thing you might wanna check on is all your cab mounts. these are notorious for dryrotting out, cracking, and squishing down. i kno that JBG has a kit at a fairly reasonable price. i need to replace mine, just aint got around to it yet. just something else to check out.....
 
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:36 AM
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It's not really sagging that bad I guess. It's very noticeable to me but it's not causing any unusual tire wear or anything. It's just something that has always bothered me on all trucks, when the nose is raked down after wearing over the years. You could call it a peeve, I guess.

Logically I was thinking along the lines of just what you said concerning the bushings; if I'm only trying to go back to stock ride height, I should just need a re-alignment with the standard bushings that are on there now. I just had an alignment 6 months ago when I bought this truck and the guy said he was able to reuse the originals.

Thanks again!!
 
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:35 AM
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ya. you shouldnt need to swap them out... also, something to consider is if you dont really take it offroad, you could throw a dop shackle in the rear to lower it a bit and then it would sit pretty level....
 
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Heres what I got for my F250 before I fully lifted it:

Superlift Suspension 2049 - Superlift Add-A-Leaf Kits - Overview - SummitRacing.com

and heres what it looked like, those are 37" tires:

 
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Cool. I like the truck and I'm loving the price, too. You put those on just the front and it got you back to stock ride height? The link didn't really say if they were for the front or rear or could be used for both.
 
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Old 11-22-2009, 02:15 PM
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They are only for the front, I put them on to clear the 37s, Dunno how far below stock my springs had sagged.
 
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Yeah, I don't know what to think of that as far as how it would work for me. From your picture it looks like it leveled you out pretty good. Mine's sagging pretty noticeably. 1 inch? 2 inches? I don't know. I would guess it's not over 2 inches, though. This might be a good solution for me. Thanks again!
 
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Make sure you get new u-bolts. No leveling kit comes w new one and you are not to reuse old u-bolts, they stretch
 

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