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Old 07-22-2009, 11:26 PM
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Leveling kit and add-a-leafs on f350?

So I want to lift my truck 2.5 inches in the front and add the rear leaf which says will lift 2 inches. Has anyone done this, or have pictures? I want to keep the stock rake for towing, and I don't really like air bags.

I am just concerned that the rear will be too high or mess up the suspension geometry. The leveling kit is readylift with the track bar bracket.

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Old 07-23-2009, 04:55 AM
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I have a 2 1/2 leveling kit in the front and I replaced the factory block in the rear with a 4'' block in the rear giving it two inches of lift in the back. I love the way mikne looks. It still has the factory rake. On my old truck I did just the leveling kit and the front was higher then the back and I didnt like it at all, everytime i hooked to a trailer it made the truck really sag in the back. Now it just sits level with a load (see sig pic) I will try and get a good side view pic today so you can see what it looks like without the trailer hooked on.
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With a F350 he already has the tall block so an add-a-leaf is his only option. As far as geometry you will be fine and it will have a similar rake as stock. It will be a bit stiffer in the rear though. I ran an add-a-leaf and 5.5" block when I had my 6" lift.
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With a F350 he already has the tall block so an add-a-leaf is his only option. As far as geometry you will be fine and it will have a similar rake as stock. It will be a bit stiffer in the rear though. I ran an add-a-leaf and 5.5" block when I had my 6" lift.
Could he get longer ubolts and bigger block? that way he could he could keep his factory ride.
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Could he get longer ubolts and bigger block? that way he could he could keep his factory ride.
Yes, that is also a possibility but he may start to get some axle wrap, especially if he goes with a tuner. I noticed it when I had my 5.5" block in. If he plans on some traction bars though then a bigger block would be no problem.
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Yes, that is also a possibility but he may start to get some axle wrap, especially if he goes with a tuner. I noticed it when I had my 5.5" block in. If he plans on some traction bars though then a bigger block would be no problem.
Gotcha! I need some traction bars bad too! everytime its rainy and slick and im out in the pastures i get some bad hop in the rear.
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Thanks for all the great info guys. I am going to do the add a leafs. I don't really mind a stiffer ride, and it might help with hauling.
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Gotcha! I need some traction bars bad too! everytime its rainy and slick and im out in the pastures i get some bad hop in the rear.
"bad hop in the rear" sounds like a rap song for a big ole booty
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You'll need to be sure to run alignment cams to correct the caster change.

Especially since the more rake you have with the rear higher, the less positive caster you have. Otherwise you increase your chances of getting death wobble.
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