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Old 03-10-2014, 02:29 PM
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Best bang for your $ leveling kit.

I'm sure this has been discussed before. Just looking to do either a leveling kit or a 4" lift on my 08 f350. Looking for a decent quality, as I will be using it to haul a 16' stock trailer and occasionally a 25' gooseneck. But not looking to break the bank. I'm leaning towards just a leveling kit. But was curious as to what some of y'all are towing with and maybe some pictures. Thanks!


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i went through a similar situation.... couldn't decide between 2.5" or 3.5"... glad i went with the 3.5" looks sweet with the 37's. however, i dont tow that much. if you're towing heavy, i would stick with 35's maybe. my pic is in my sig, but i went and had a whole thread to help me decide. there are a bunch of pics in it.

35's and 2.5" Leveling Kit or 37's and 3.5" Levleing Kit HELP ME DECIDE!! PLEASE
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So you did the 3.5 ready lift kit? How does she handle with a trailer? And Ill probably stick with a 35" tire if I do that. But who knows. Lol.


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yep.. readylift kit. good quality stuff. only complaint was that it was missing 2 nuts and bolts for the front shock extenders. handles just fine with a trailer. The heaviest i've towed was a 3K lb Bri-Mar Dump trailer with a bobcat in it, roughly 10K total. The tires were the biggest thing holding me back. i recently towed the same trailer with about 4K lbs of household stuff, totaling about 7K lbs and it did much better. Not sure how heavy your loads are. if they are over 7K total, i would stick with 35's. the 37's will drastically decrease your mileage, but they look damn good IMO. on a good day, i can see 15mpg on the highway, with a tailwind, slightly downhill, and keeping it under 65. good mileage, 6.4's and 37" tires do not belong in the same sentence. most of my driving is mixed city and hwy, and i usually average around 12.5-13.5 mpg unless i'm plowing or towing, then i'm around 10mpg. These are hand calculated and speedometer adjusted with Livewire and confirmed accuracy with 2 different GPS devices. gotta pay to play!

Next set for me will be the Nitto 37x12.5x20. wont be until summer 2015 tho. This set is still going strong and i have ~30K on them so far, rotating every 10K.
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Did you go with any special shocks with that kit? Or just use the factory with the extensions?


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i would just go with a leveling kit. i would go with a quality kit like the readylift or you can go a lil bit better and go with a carli or Icon kit....
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I had just went with a 2.5 leveling kit on my 350, still debating if I should go with the 3.5
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when i did the leveling kit, i just used the extensions, but later upgraded to some blistein 5100's and took the extensions out.
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I had just went with a 2.5 leveling kit on my 350, still debating if I should go with the 3.5

Do you have any pictures of the 2.5?


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I'm considering the bilstein level thats 2.25 i think. its the 5100 shocks and a 5" rear block. I was quoted 785 for the shocks, front springs, and rear block.
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