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Old 04-22-2012, 07:29 PM
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Leveling kit, what do I need??

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This is what I bought. I know it was cheap that was the main reason I purchased it. I thought I had it all figured out from my research, but am now questioning....Do I need anything else? I have seen threads that say you don't, I have also seen threads that say you need a bunch more...I am just trying to not get the "death wobble". I really just want a level truck, that will clear 35s. Any input would be appreciated.
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You may need taller rear blocks to keep the truck level. I put a 2.5" kit on my 05 250 and I needed 4" rear blocks to replace the factory 2.5" blocks because the front end sat a little higher than the rear and I didn;t like the look. I see you have a 350 so you may not have this problem as the 350 usually has a taller rear block than a 250
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You may need taller rear blocks to keep the truck level. I put a 2.5" kit on my 05 250 and I needed 4" rear blocks to replace the factory 2.5" blocks because the front end sat a little higher than the rear and I didn;t like the look. I see you have a 350 so you may not have this problem as the 350 usually has a taller rear block than a 250
So you just put the spacer in the front and nothing else? No problems? I will take it in to get aligned afterwards, just wondering if I need anything else to make this kit work. Thanks for the heads up.
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Like he said with the 350 blocks you should be ok in the rear. I had to put 4" blocks on just to get the rear about .5" higher.

The only thing I could see you having problems with is with axle shift. Maybe not on 2.5" lift though. An adjustable track bar or track bar spacers will take care of this. My Newton lift came with track bar spacers and they worked really well.
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The only thing else I can think of is bump stop extensions. But if your not worried about it, its not that big of a deal.
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Like he said with the 350 blocks you should be ok in the rear. I had to put 4" blocks on just to get the rear about .5" higher.

The only thing I could see you having problems with is with axle shift. Maybe not on 2.5" lift though. An adjustable track bar or track bar spacers will take care of this. My Newton lift came with track bar spacers and they worked really well.
Do you know where to get the spacers? I like the adjustable track bar, but it is not cheap... All the spacers I found where in kits. Is the axle shift where it looks like you are crab walking down the road? What about this? eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices
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Do you know where to get the spacers? I like the adjustable track bar, but it is not cheap... All the spacers I found where in kits. Is the axle shift where it looks like you are crab walking down the road? What about this? eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices
This is what I got: 2008-2010 F250 F350 FORD SUPERDUTY LEVELING KIT 2.5" | eBay

Check his store and give Jason a call. He could probably set you up with just some track bar spacers if you want them. The track bar bracket from Readylift is really nice and probably easier to install than the spacers. Mine came with the kit from Jason and so far they have worked very well. No axle shift.
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I appreciate the help. I sent a pm to Jason and hope to hear from him soon. I should have ordered the kit you got, it looks a lot better. Thanks again
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The 2.5" kit I used was a readylift. The only thing I would have added was an adjustable trac bar. It was barely noticeable but that small amount did shift the axle to the drivers side just a little. maybe 1/2" not enough to effect anything, but it bugged me because I could see it easily
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The 2.5" kit I used was a readylift. The only thing I would have added was an adjustable trac bar. It was barely noticeable but that small amount did shift the axle to the drivers side just a little. maybe 1/2" not enough to effect anything, but it bugged me because I could see it easily
Good to hear. I will probably notice it too...I am trying to get some spacers to correct it. If I do I will post how the perform.
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