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post #1 of 13 Old 07-10-2010, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Leveling Kit?

So I ordered some 18" MKW M41 wheels the other day, and I'm thinking a leveling kit would compliment them nicely. With so many different leveling kits on the market I have no idea what size to get. 2, 2.5, 2.8, 3.0"?
What would i need to just get it to sit as close to perfectly level as possible?


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Forgot to mention, its a 04 250 fx4 crew cab if that makes any difference.


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Measure and front and rear wheel wells in the center to see how much lower the front is vs. the rear.
You may not need much with a F-250....or you could go with a larger rear block to run say a 3" leveling system.
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I am running a bit different setup than you, but I have a 2" leveling kit and the truck sits nice and level. 2005 F-250 Lariat with 305/55/20 on XD Rockstars. Hope this helps a little.
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i ran a 2 inch and sits perfect. just measure your front and rear then subtract the difference.

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Rim size don't matter what size are the tires?
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Measure and front and rear wheel wells in the center to see how much lower the front is vs. the rear.
You may not need much with a F-250....or you could go with a larger rear block to run say a 3" leveling system.
So if someone was to upgrade to 1ton rear blocks and it took 3" to level the front...would anything else be needed? Can you still use stock everything like shocks and things?

I guess what I am asking is what is the highest you can go without changing shocks and things.

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So if someone was to upgrade to 1ton rear blocks and it took 3" to level the front...would anything else be needed? Can you still use stock everything like shocks and things?

I guess what I am asking is what is the highest you can go without changing shocks and things.
Even with a 2" leveling kit you will need longer travel shocks up front if I am not mistaken. My kit came with the longer travel shocks.
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We can get 2-2.5" mini spring packs but not taller, they allow reuse of stock length shocks. A adj track bar will be needed.

3" use a hanger kit or use ford X code springs with a 1.5" mini spring pack but you would need to make sure your shock will work with the 1.5"+ the X code will give you.
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I have a F350 and went with this kit RCD Suspension 10-42205 2-2.5" Leveling Kit - 05-08 Ford F250/F350 Superduty 4wd
The guy was pretty helpful and should be able to help. You will need to replace shocks on what ever end you lift, there are kits that have shock extenders, but I'm not too sure about those.
I can say this tho, my truck rides and handles much better with this kit compared to stock and my truck came with the Rancho's OEM. Very happy with the RCD kit!
Oh, and my truck sits nice and level, LOVE IT!
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