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post #1 of 8 Old 11-17-2007, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Question Rough Country Leveling Springs

Hey, what does anyone know good/bad about the Rough Country 1.5" Leveling Springs they sell?

Ford Leveling Suspension Lift Kit

I am thinking of that as an option for a mod for my truck.

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Just go full tilt Eric and get the 2.5" leveling kit and a 350 block for the rear! I love the way my truck sits with the Tuff Country leveling kit. I actually would rather had 2" to leave a slight rake to it, but it looks good the way it is. The only time it doesn't look great is with the camper in tow. The rear sits a little low then.
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Get the bilstein kit. It comes with extended coils and 5100 series shocks. It's just as good as the donahoe kit but half the price.
Here's what it looks like. I got 7100's series shocks.

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Instead of the spring I would go with the spacer if you just want 2". Your ride will stay the same. The progressive rate spring will stiff'n it up.

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A spring is nice, but it's a lot of money for 1.5". I can feel a very slight difference in some of the mannerisms of my truck with the 2.5" kit, but it's nothing the average person will feel. I'm just picky!

I need to take a ride up to Eric's house and remind him of what he's missing in ride height with the 250!
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Instead of the spring I would go with the spacer if you just want 2". Your ride will stay the same. The progressive rate spring will stiff'n it up.
I had a spacer at first. The extended coils ride 1000X's better.
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My brother-in-law awhile back had a bad experience with spacers, so that's why I thought springs.

Looking at the Rough Country, cause heard good things around here about 'em and the springs are only $150.

Matt, I actually considered going to a 350 setup to sit like your rig.

Too many options.

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Some day down the road, I would like to get a full kit with springs and caster brackets, etc. Just pushing the axle down by whatever means you do it causes a very slight bump steer. It is not noticeable 99% of the time, but it is there. I know what you mean about spacer issues. There is absolutely nothing to hold them in place other than the sway bar limiting travel enough to keep everything in place. Springs are in the same boat on that one. Jack the truck up high enough and they literally fall out!

If money isn't a problem, go with a good spring kit that includes everything (especially good shocks). For no more than it will cost for the 350 blocks and U-bolts, you gotta go that route. The 350 stance is high enough to look good, yet it's still low enough to have a fully functional truck. When the time comes for the install, call me to help. I learned all the tricks on my install!
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