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Old 10-06-2009, 10:29 AM
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Leveling Kit

I am planning on putting a 2.5 inch leveling kit in my new F350, and was wondering what everyones opinions are. I had a 2.5 Revtek on my F250 and it looked great, rode well. But now with the F350 I think I should go with a heavier duty kit, and I was looking at Icon. So any help you guys can offer is great.
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There is no difference on the way the front suspension is set up between the 250 and 350, but the ICON will ride better.
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I got a icon 2.5" kit and it rides pretty good for a big truck. Its pricey but you get what you pay for.
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Its pricey but you get what you pay for.

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Old 10-07-2009, 08:10 PM
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Installed a 2.5" leveling kit from Newton Lifts on Ebay. Cost me $139.00 + shipping. Kit installed flawlessly and looks good. Included track bar spacers, bump stop spacers, shock extentions (Solid Aluminum spacer!), brake line drop brackets, and 1" spacer blocks for the rear!!! Damn good price, amazing quality stuff. Easy to put in. I tossed some Toyo 35x12.5x20" Mud Terrains in there. Had to adjust the steering wheel back to centre, which took all of 5 minutes on my driveway. Rides better than stock imo now with the new tires.

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Scary kit..spacing the track bar bracket..not on my truck!

Get a quaility kit not a fleabay one.
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Icon kit! You'll never regret doing it right the first time, but you will if you have to spend the money to do it a second time...
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Scary kit..spacing the track bar bracket..not on my truck!

Get a quaility kit not a fleabay one.


I put the ICON kit on mine because after researching all the kits, I felt they were the best engineered. I changed some stuff up custom in the rear, 5" traction block system. I also spent the extra money and got the adjustable trac bar for the front. Some can deal w/ the crab walk look, I couldn't. I'll be honest w/ you though, I had death wobble issues @ first, but this is how you know you are dealing w/ a reputable, respected co., I called the tech line, told them what was happening, they next day aired me a prototype bushing they were in the process of developing. Put it in, problem solved. They asked me for my feedback on the part as well. As far as the ride goes, Awesome! Changed the characteristics of the ride alot. Before front end was rough and jolty, also alot of body roll. Now because of the dual rate coil springs much less roll but a softer initial ride until you load it then it sucks up everything, Shocks that come w/ basic kit are much better than oem because of the valving. W/ the front end improvements plus what the traction bars do to the rearend, and more specifically what they do to smooth out the hardshifts of the the race tunes (btw I run 310 or 275 as my daily driver) my F250 rides amazing. Alot of my buddies run Chevys and they're blown away by the ride now. Also the height is perfect if you want to run 35"s. Here are a few shots (w/ stock wheels/tires) to get a picture. BMF 20" SOTA and 35" to come.

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Scary kit..spacing the track bar bracket..not on my truck!

Get a quaility kit not a fleabay one.

I don't off road the truck, so I'm not too worried about the spacers. I can't really see it coming apart. Don't get me wrong, a beefy track bar bracket for a leveling kit would be ideal.
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icon icon icon... rides like a cady lac haha
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