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post #1 of 5 Old 01-22-2008, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for a leveling kit and new shocks

Hey guys, I'm looking for a front leveling kit for the pickup that's in my signature. How would I go about getting the right size? Do I need to know how much lower the front of my pickup sits compared to the rear? I'm assuming so. Also what brands and what style would you go with (I've seen a few different ones with spacers and others with leafsprings and u-bolts, I'd assume that the ones with the leafs and u bolts are the way to go). Also, this truck has about 112,000 miles on it and is in dire need of new shocks. What would you suggest for a truck that doesn't see a whole bunch of towing, sees a lot of highway travel (a large portion of this highway that I'm on is bumpy (If any of you have driven on I25 in colorado between Wyoming and Denver you know what I mean!), and a lot of dirt roads (bumpy surfaces, potholes, etc). Thanks for the help!

2004 Ford F250 SD Crew Cab 6.0 PowerStroke 4x4
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-Fabtech 8" lift (dual stabilizer, dual front/single rear Fox Racing shocks)
-20" Weld Racing Wheels
-37" Toyo Open Country Tires
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Well, there are several types of leveling kits you can go with depending on how much you really want to spend. Doing an add a leaf will be your cheapest route, then you have your spring packs and mini spring packs ($200-$300), and last, shackle and hangers (usually more then $300). Since you have a F250 you'll probably need to buy F350 blocks for you rear since a leveling kit will actually make your front end higher (not sure if you will need new blocks if you go with an add a leaf). I have a picture of the spring packs in my garage if you aren't sure what I am talking about. As for shocks, a lot of guys here replace their old shocks with bilstiens.

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i have a 2.5" rough country kit came with new shocks n spring packs. It has a nice stance to it. Picked it up for 270

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Ford Suspension Lift Kits

Is that the kit that you got southern7.3? What did you do for the rear if anything?

2004 Ford F250 SD Crew Cab 6.0 PowerStroke 4x4
-BPD Oil Cooler
-BPD EGR Cooler
-SCT Livewire TS
-SRL Tune (Gearhead Performance)
-Blue Spring Mod
-Fabtech 8" lift (dual stabilizer, dual front/single rear Fox Racing shocks)
-20" Weld Racing Wheels
-37" Toyo Open Country Tires
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I would like to find a leveling kit for my '05 dually, but I want to lower the rear level with the front, but maintain the payload capabilities. I haul a gooseneck trailer... Anyone know of such a thing?

(Sorry to piggyback on your thread dmalmgre)
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