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Old 07-31-2009, 11:24 AM
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Need some info on Levelling vs. Lift Kits

Ok so I've got a stock 2006 F350 4WD. I want to put on new tires... so I am thinking 20x10 rims (or should I go wider?) and 35" tires but I need to figure out the best way for them to fit on my truck... don't really have anyone up here to help me figure this out.

I have heard that 35s will fit if it's stock, but might rub or require a bit of cutting. With me going a couple inches wider, I'm guessing I'll need to raise it up a bit somehow to make it fit? So I was wondering if you guys suggest I get a 2.5" levelling kit or do a 3-4" lift kit instead? I'm not going to be offroading or anything really (well maybe once in a while ) but should I also be thinking about shocks or suspension with this as well? I don't want to lift it too much because of fuel economy, but I want it to ride well and look good, and not have my tires all scrunched up under the truck.

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Old 07-31-2009, 02:38 PM
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a 2.5" leveling kit would clear, maybe scrub a little turning. a 4" lift would probably be better all around. it wont hurt your mpg, the tires/wheels you decide on will determine that. i've got 35's and leveled, i dont rub but sometimes i want to just go ahead and put a 4" lift on when i sit and look at it. but, i think you'll be fine either way you go.
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Do you have any pics of 2.5 inch leveling kits w/ 35's. I was interested in going this route too... I heard you have to get the offset just right or they will rub with 35's
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I have 2.5 level springs kit on 35's. No rub, will post a picture later if I can find it.
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@ Mudvain

What's the lift in the front? 2.5"? What are the rim and tire specs? I wanted mine to hang out a little more than what you've got, that's where I think it might start the rubbing issue.

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thanks man. it's a 2.5", 315/75-16 bfg a/t's, wheels are 16x8 with 3.75" backspacing. i do like the look of a 10" or 12" wide rim with a little tire sticking out though
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Thanks guys. With my tires, I have decided to go with the 35s on 18" rims (not sure of width yet, but I'll figure it out later today). But I've decided to go with the 2.5" levelling kit for now... If I don't like it I'll switch it up to a lift later on. And I'll be getting my tires in the next couple weeks.

Now what levelling kit is a good one to get??? Someone suggested I go with the Icon 2.5" but I know there's lot of other brands out there. Will be installing it with my dad or getting one of my guy friends to help me with it. If I get this Icon one (ICON Vehicle Dynamics) do I need any of these extra things???

Thanks guys, I appreciate it a ton
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Thanks guys. With my tires, I have decided to go with the 35s on 18" rims (not sure of width yet, but I'll figure it out later today). But I've decided to go with the 2.5" levelling kit for now... If I don't like it I'll switch it up to a lift later on. And I'll be getting my tires in the next couple weeks.

Now what levelling kit is a good one to get??? Someone suggested I go with the Icon 2.5" but I know there's lot of other brands out there. Will be installing it with my dad or getting one of my guy friends to help me with it. If I get this Icon one (ICON Vehicle Dynamics) do I need any of these extra things???

Thanks guys, I appreciate it a ton
Hey Jessi,

I just had the ICON leveling kit installed on my '05 super duty..... Its pretty strait forward, just replace the coil springs and shocks up front and replace the shocks in the rear and install the alignment cam plates. should be more than a few hours worth of labor, max.

see the picture of my truck below:



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i have an 08 with the icon 2.5 kit and it rides great. i kept the factory 20's and put a set of toyo open country MTs on 35x12.50 and i have no rub issues even at full lock. the rubbin comes into play when the rim offset is far from stock. hope this helps, also if ya want pics i can email them cause they aren't hosted any where online.
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