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Old 08-25-2011, 03:33 PM
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Best leveling/lift kit out there?

I'm looking to level/lift my 05' F-250 just enough to fit 35-37 Open Country MT's under it. Has anyone used any of the basic leveling kits or is it worth the money to buy larger "lift kits" any advice and pictures would be great. I have looked at a few kits off of ebay just wanted some advice.
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:39 PM
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If I am not mistaken, a leveling kit is just a "puck" that is machined from aluminum with a hole drilled thru it. Machined aluminum is machined aluminum regardless who does the machining (I own a machine shop and manufacture parts for aerospace).

I would buy the cheap kit off of ebay and change out the bolts.
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Yea pretty much what I thought but with the 2.5" leveling kit you also need to have adapters to keep your stock caster setting correct?
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With a 2.5" you will fit the 35's but not the 37's. I just got the eBay kit as well, only two inch tho. I heard theres not much offset with the 2" but the 2.5" is a little more noticeable might need to look into an adjustable track bar.
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With a 2.5" you will fit the 35's but not the 37's. I just got the eBay kit as well, only two inch tho. I heard theres not much offset with the 2" but the 2.5" is a little more noticeable might need to look into an adjustable track bar.
how far off center is your axle with the 2" with out the adjusteable track bar
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I just put a 2inch eBay kit on with 350 blocks in the rear and you need a adjustable track bar that 2 inch lift throws the whole geometry off I bet it is a inch to inch and a half out of center it puts your springs sway bar and shocks in a bad bind I didn't believe it till I seen it for my self!


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The icon leveling kit rides way better than just a 2.5 inch puck will. The Icon has complete new springs, shocks that are valved for superdutys, and castor cams. You are also going to want an adjustable track bar or you might get some death wobble.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:18 PM
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All of that is why your gonna give me your icon kit when I find you a 6.4 right? Lmao


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Old 08-25-2011, 07:51 PM
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Haha idk about that one!!
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I have the RCD level kit, it is similar to the Icon but comes with Bilsteins. I drove it for a couple days w/o the caster cams then put them in, big difference in handling. The truck does ride much better than the stock set up as well.
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