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Old 07-20-2013, 07:54 AM
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Suspension question

Sorry in advance for the more than likely complicated question lol. I have a 2005 ccswb fx4 f250. I have a cheap Billet 1-1/2 leveling puck on the front which made my rear 1/2 inch lower than the front. I am wanting to get some nitto or toyo mt's around 35 inches on stock rims. I was thinking of going with a newton 2-1/2 inch front puck with a 4" block in the rear. This should give me a 1/2" rake in the rear and easily clear 35's. Is there anything else that I need to do? Shocks? Steering stabilizer? Etc? I don't want to rig this to make it handle or drive like Crap. But at the same time I don't want to spend 5,000 on rims tires and lifts. Please help. Thanks

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Old 07-20-2013, 11:57 AM
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2.5" front puck and an F350 rear block will make you sit almost damn near level and drive pretty nice. If you want it to be a lot nicer ride (without too higher cost) check out Carli suspension leveling springs.....Ford Super Duty Leveling Coil Springs for a 2.5" Suspension Lift

I rode in a truck with those and it was super nice. You shouldn't "need" new shocks as the stock ones will work, but will be very close to topping out so I would highly recommend them. Personally I think steering stabilizers aren't needed for anything less than 40+ inch tires as long as your front end is in good repair, but that's just me. Hope this gives you a good starting point
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Unless I'm looking at the wrong thing..... Those are over $1000.....compared to a few hundred lol.

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Anyone else done this? Anyone have pic's?

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The kit is over a grand, but if you already have the other parts (which you may have with your 1.5" kit that's already there) the price on just the springs is $315.
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I can get you some more side-on shots for you if you like....I know the sig pic isn't completely great for getting a good idea on the level/stance
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All I have so far are the 1-1/2 pucks. I was going to buy some 2-1/2 inch pucks and then raise the back 2 inches so it's a half inch higher in the rear. I was wanting to make sure that I didn't need anything extra like drop arms or all the other stuff that comes in lift kits? Also who knows the best place to buy longer shocks?

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Anyone? Do I have to do radius arm stuff or anything? This is all Spanish to me lol

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For what you're looking to do no you don't need to do anything with the radius arms (only with 4"+)....to do the front right you SHOULD use a track-bar drop bracket, but it's not 100% required....mine doesn't have one and works just fine I just may be buying track bars more often due to a higher angle on the ball joint end. As far as raising the back goes I'd just use an F350 block instead of the F250 block and you should have the stance at half the cost and you wouldn't need any other drop brackets in the rear. If you do get a larger 4" block, you may need at least some drop brackets for the sway bar and maybe your brake line but idk for sure

As far as longer shocks, everyone here seems to be a fan of Bilsteins, but I don't know where they get them.
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For what you're looking to do no you don't need to do anything with the radius arms (only with 4"+)....to do the front right you SHOULD use a track-bar drop bracket, but it's not 100% required....mine doesn't have one and works just fine I just may be buying track bars more often due to a higher angle on the ball joint end. As far as raising the back goes I'd just use an F350 block instead of the F250 block and you should have the stance at half the cost and you wouldn't need any other drop brackets in the rear. If you do get a larger 4" block, you may need at least some drop brackets for the sway bar and maybe your brake line but idk for sure

As far as longer shocks, everyone here seems to be a fan of Bilsteins, but I don't know where they get them.
Thank you so much. This post helps me a lot! :thumbup:

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