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post #1 of 13 Old 11-24-2011, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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Yes. Do not get the 2.5" spacers. Get the 2" spacers. 2.5 pushes the suspension components out of the normal operating ranges.


If you get a KIT, that has the supporting components to account for the xx" spacer, then that will be good. But for spacers alone, only go up to 2".


But the ebay product its self, that is good quality.
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Yes you will need alignment cams if you go that high.

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Do you have a F250 or a F350? A 2 inch will set it level on a F250, but a F350 has a larger rear block and it will still sit nose down with a 2 inch kit. Btw, I ordered one of the 2 inch kits similar to that one on Ebay and I've had no problems at all with it.



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Don't mean to hijack this thread but I have a quick question. With just a 2" leveling kit or spacers will I have to buy other parts to re-align the front axle or is 2" not enough to affect it?

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With only spacers, 2" is the most that you can go. Learn from my mistake. When I eventually replace my shocks I am going to cut my 2.5" down to 2".
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yeah my 2.5" kit rode like crap after the install, i've been too busy to take mine out and have my buddy machine them down .5"... shock extenders or not, they stil ride like crap.
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Alright so I've been doing some searching on here about leveling kits. I have come to the conclusion that you can't just buy the spacers and call it a day unless you want your truck to drive like s***. Along with the spacers your going to need an adjustable track bar or an extended track bar bracket, but the adjustable one is advised. You may also need caster cams to go along with the alignment that you will definitely need after the lift. And for the added drive quality one should look into a set of steering stabilizers. This is what I have gathered from about an hour of research on the org; so if anyone has anything to add or correct please do.

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I have some spacers on my shocks, but with 79000miles on the truck with stock shocks and the 2.5" spacers, it rides nothing like $hit, at all. It still rides great.
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Do you have an adjustable track bar or drop bracket?

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