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Old 10-28-2007, 08:11 AM
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Hey fellas,
Just bought a 2003 F-250 2WD a couple of weeks ago swearing that I would keep it stock, but that's proving to not be the case (I should have learned after my car and bike)!

I want to put a leveling kit on it but it is 2WD and it appears that nobody makes 2WD leveling kits? I'm not really looking to lift it, and I'd like to retain my towing capability, but I do want to level it!

I'd also like to put bigger wheels and tires on as well. The stock 16x7 rims are on there and I was able to get new tires out of the dealership, but they put on these crappy commercial tires which look like pizza cutters on my truck! I was looking at KMC Hoss rims in black, 18x9 which lends me to my next couple of questions - what size tires, what lug pattern, what backspacing? I was looking at Toyo M/T tires? I would like to avoid any rubbing whatsoever

Now for a couple of interior questions - I'm in the navy and do a lot of diving, will neoprene seat covers be better than the stock cloth? Also the front seat belts take forever to wind back up and only with a lot of assistance, is there anything I can do to correct this?

How do I remove the front lisence plate holder?

Thanks in advance and here are a couple of pics of my truck!
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Old 11-17-2007, 03:18 PM
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Daystar makes a leveling kit for 2wd's. Its hard to find people that have any experience with the kit because most SD's are 4wd but ive heard from others on DS that havent had any problems with the kit. They can be found on ebay and by googling Daystar leveling.

Youre lug pattern is 8x170 and when looking for wheels make sure you get a BS for 99-04 as the '05-07 and '08+ are different.

I had neoprene covers in my old Frontier and they were amazing. They got dirty as hell and when washed cleaned up just like new. The seats underneath never showed any signs of wear.
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