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Leveling kits... needed?

Hey y'all, I have a 2013 F250 Lariat that is bone stock. Was thinking about doing a leveling kit and thanks to big laing(sp?) I was looking at some quality kits. This made me decide to go measure my truck. The truck sits level right now. Exactly 41 inches to the top of the front fender well and rear fender well. And 9.5 inches from the top of the tires to the top on the fender well. Do I need the leveling kit to clear 35x12.50's without rubbing? Or does the kit lift the entire truck and not just the front?

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Did you buy the truck used? May have been rear leveld by previous owner, I know my leveled specs are 43.5" fender to ground.

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I bought it brand new. I'm pretty sure the dealer didn't do it. If they did they didn't mention it or charge for it

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Hey y'all, I have a 2013 F250 Lariat that is bone stock. Was thinking about doing a leveling kit and thanks to big laing(sp?) I was looking at some quality kits. This made me decide to go measure my truck. The truck sits level right now. Exactly 41 inches to the top of the front fender well and rear fender well. And 9.5 inches from the top of the tires to the top on the fender well. Do I need the leveling kit to clear 35x12.50's without rubbing? Or does the kit lift the entire truck and not just the front?

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Leveling kits are essentially made for F-350s. Because f350s come with a rear block 2" taller then the f250s. So when you "level" a f250, you also have to address the rear block.

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Did you buy the truck used? May have been rear leveld by previous owner, I know my leveled specs are 43.5" fender to ground.
So highdrums f250 has been lifted 2.5" in the front and approx 2" in the rear to still look level.

My f350 stock is 41.5" front and 43.5" rear.

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I had the "snow plow prep" which has stiffer front coils to my knowledge. Factory rake was about 1.5" higher in rear. I raised the front 2.5" and raised the about 1.5" in rear. Truck still sits higher in the rear by about 1.25".

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Mine is a stock 2012 F-250 and is 41 inches in the front and rear due to the plow prep package.


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i cleared 35 x12.50's on my stock truck.... before i even leveled it fyi

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in my experience with my 250 I cleared 35x12.5 on 20x9 rims with a +18 offset without and leveling... but I couldn't run my front mud flaps

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My 2012 f250 with snow plow prep package was level. Have a 2013 f250 now with NO plow package installed and it saged in front, 2" leveling kit fixed.

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You can clear 35x12.50s on stock 20s no problem! I did it!

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