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post #1 of 11 Old 03-26-2008, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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1/4"-1/2" F250 level spacers?

Looks like a stock 4x4 F250 (like mine) has 1/2" rake stock. But nobody makes 1/2" spacers to level a F250, only 2"-2.5" to level out a F350 rake. I have access to a CNC plasma cutter at work and am debating cutting out some donut spacers from either 3/8" or 1/2" thick material. I'm not sure if I should go with AL or Steel. Opinions? Steel is stronger but rusts. AL would be worry free. I think I'd do 3/8" now that I think about it... 1/8" rake won't hurt. B/c I've decided I like the F250 height for many reasons... Garage clearances, MPG's, getting in/out up/down etc. If these things work out real well, is anyone interested in a set? And 3/8" will not alter the Caster angle by hardley any, nor tracking of the front axle; tiny tiny amounts.

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Stainless steel.

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BINGO!!! Dam, I work all around Stainless 304, 316 and 409 and forgot all about it!!!! 3/8" 304 SST Sheet. bingo man!!! Thanks for the "duh" moment.


What do you guys think of the idea in general? levling a F250. I know 1/2" is not much rake compare to most trucks, especially the 1/2 ton 2wd trucks... 4" of rake lol. retarded looking.

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So your gonna make Small Leveling kits... If you get it figured out and they work well i am currently looking for like a 3/4"-1" for mine.... Keep us posted

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Not sure if you would be better using 304 or 316 SS... I work at a scrap yard and we deal with 95% stainless... and the rest is worth more than that... Seems like 316 is less copper which makes it slightly tougher...

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yeah, most of the stuff spec'd in our work is 316 SST. or 409 every now and then. Rarely do they spec 304. But the idea is to level a stock 4wd 250. It'll give you an extra 3/8" or 1/2" of suspension travel too. which won't hurt. i'm just suprised nobody has come up with the idea.. they keep focusing on the 2.5" kits. and there are a lot of 250's out there that are probly in the same boat I am.

I'll be pricing some 2'x1' sheets of 3/8" and 1/2" 316 today. Figure you're going to use a 1'x1' per spacer;roughly.

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I'm surprised that you only have 1/2" of rake. My 05 had 2-1/2" of rake which the Daystar spacers I used to have fit perfect. I don't even think I would notice 1/2" rake at all.

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if your wantimg to go 1/2" why dont you just mill it off the rear block??

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I would probably use 1/2" 316

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Hey GregsSD I think it has to do with what your front GVW is. Mine is 5200 where my friend's is 6200. His looks almost leveled stock where mine probaly needs like a 2-1/2" to get leveled out.

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