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PMF Spacers? Your Experience?

Hi all. Anyone have any experience with PMFs spacers? Im looking at leveling my F-350. I already have a 2 front level (under the coil), and I believe my rear block is 1 taller than stock. Right now the front is actually 2.5 lower than the rearI dont like it. I want it more level. Obviously I dont want too huge of a spacer on top, so I was thinking of using a 1.5 top spacer from PMF. I get work done at one of the more respected shops in Edmonton, and they say this should work fine. They checked my track bar, and it should work fine as well. If it ends up not working, Ill grab an adjustable track bar for it.
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Anyways, anyone use one of these PMF spacers before? Your thoughts on them? Thanks in advance. Link is below
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are you going to have a spacer on top and bottom, if so, i would look into new springs. do not do two spacers.

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X2 plus you will need a adj track bar, longer shocks or extensions and castor shims.
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thats almost 4" worth of spacers. id just do a 4" coil. much safer and a better ride. with 4" lift you will need some sort of trac bar fix, either an adjustable one or a drop bracket. 2 spacers is not the way to go

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You could run a coil spacer and not have any problems. Opting to do a full replacement coil would improve ride quality and handling while getting the lift you need. We sell the 4.5" dual rate coils for $240 a pair. Could probably buy them for about the same amount of money. You are going to want an adjustable trackbar and correct size radius arm drop brackets so your castor is correct. I wouldnt recommend doing alignment cams instead as they put the ball joints in some what of a bind. Can it be done, for sure and is all the time. Will it make them wear faster...yes. If we can help in any way, just let me know.
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You could run a coil spacer and not have any problems. Opting to do a full replacement coil would improve ride quality and handling while getting the lift you need. We sell the 4.5" dual rate coils for $240 a pair. Could probably buy them for about the same amount of money. You are going to want an adjustable trackbar and correct size radius arm drop brackets so your castor is correct. I wouldnt recommend doing alignment cams instead as they put the ball joints in some what of a bind. Can it be done, for sure and is all the time. Will it make them wear faster...yes. If we can help in any way, just let me know.
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My only catch is that the truck will never be offroad...so I'm not yet sure if an actual lift is needed. If I get 4.5" coils, won't I also have to get new shocks as well, along with the trackbar and radius arm brackets? At that point, aren't I pretty much just buying a 4.5" lift kit with a track bar? I'm really not a suspension/drivetrain expert, so maybe I'm missing something? Thanks for the help. Let me know what you think.

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thats almost 4" worth of spacers. id just do a 4" coil. much safer and a better ride. with 4" lift you will need some sort of trac bar fix, either an adjustable one or a drop bracket. 2 spacers is not the way to go
I've been hearing this a lot. lol

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My only catch is that the truck will never be offroad...so I'm not yet sure if an actual lift is needed. If I get 4.5" coils, won't I also have to get new shocks as well, along with the trackbar and radius arm brackets? At that point, aren't I pretty much just buying a 4.5" lift kit with a track bar? I'm really not a suspension/drivetrain expert, so maybe I'm missing something? Thanks for the help. Let me know what you think.
Be it 4" of spacers or 4" of springs, you will need the same supporting parts in order to do it correctly. Depending on what shocks you have, you may need longer shocks aswell. Ie, some are 0-2" and some are 2"-4". But yes, you are essentially buying a 4"/4.5" lift.

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Ball joints in a bind....Thats a first, castor shims have been around as long as ball joints have and never have read or herd of this.
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The larger the * of cam it is the more it is putting the ball joint in a bind. Im sure you have a good alignment guy that has been around, shoot him a call and ask him. Im not saying its going to cause an instant failure, but it will expedite the wear on the ball joints.

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