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2" or 2.5" Levelling kits???

Does anyone have a preference? I see that ReadyLift comes with extended shock mounts. I am under the impression that an alignment is needed to complete the install.
My main concern is drivability and ride. In other words, I don't want to start fixing what isn't broke on my new truck. I do like the way it looks which is what is driving me.
I intend on keeping the stock 20" wheels and tires. Any suggestions and feedback is appreciated.
 
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A few of us have installed levelers. Here's a link to my experience with a 2" kit.

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/9...and-after.html
 
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Thank you for the link. Just joined the FTE.
 
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Great looking RIG!

Nice Truck!!!!!
I'm waiting on the same setup...... cept Oxford White, CC, LWB, ULariat, ARE Camper Shell,
Thanks for the link. I love hunting and ATV'n in UTAH and all those good western states. Said the misplaced Texan.........
 
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Welcome to FTE! There's a couple of Texans on the forum that know a thing or two.
 
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Welcome to FTE! There's a couple of Texans on the forum that know a thing or two.

I'd be one of them. Heee! Heee! Oh yeah, and I also love hunting and fishing in Texas.
 
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Epic, Love the truck and the look of the new tires/kit. Did you get the alignment re-done? And what about the steering stabilizer; do you feel it is called for?
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Epic, Love the truck and the look of the new tires/kit. Did you get the alignment re-done? And what about the steering stabilizer; do you feel it is called for?
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Yes, I did do an alignment after the kit. By raising the front end 2 inches, the caster was effectively zero and the truck was hard to keep in the lane while driving. The steering wheel did not return to center properly after making a turn. It was pretty obvious. A quick trip to Les Schwab and the steering was back to normal. If you do it, make sure the alignment shop corrects the caster angle.

I have not added a steering stabilizer. I think I can feel a little more feedback through the steering wheel as a result of the larger tires but not much. Not enough to worry about.
 
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Great. I'll try to get some pics up of my truck once I finish the "protection". Running "naked" now but just love this new truck. The looks, the pulling power, the control and smoothness, the mpg, everthing good so far.
Thanks again for all the information and pics of your truck. It really helped me make the decision.
 
 
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