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post #1 of 13 Old 09-14-2013, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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just ordered new truck....what leveling and rim spacing

Just got back from the dealer and ordered a 2014 white f350 crew. The original plan was to put 6 inch lift but Im worried about hauling the 30ft camper with such a tall truck. I am thinking leveling kit for now. Ive looked at the Carli system but cant decide who makes the best leveling kit for the money. I want to be able to fit 35 inch tires without any problem is thats possible with the lift. If I were to go with a 4.5 inch then same question.

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You can fit 35's stock. I only suggest Icon or Carli.

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keep your backpacing close to stock wheels and slide in some 35s or do a 34. that would look nice too.
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How bout a 4 inch lift. If I didn't want to spend the money that icon or carli wants, what's next on the list in the 4 inch family

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I've got Carli's 4.5" and 35" toyo's on 17" rims and the truck pulls my 24' gooseneck real well (It's about 14k pounds). I opted not to go with the full replacement leafs in the rear and instead went with the mini packs b/c I was worried about the rear sagging alot under load, I pulled it last week and hardly squatted the truck at all. Real pleased with my setup.

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Just got back from the dealer and ordered a 2014 white f350 crew. The original plan was to put 6 inch lift but Im worried about hauling the 30ft camper with such a tall truck. I am thinking leveling kit for now. Ive looked at the Carli system but cant decide who makes the best leveling kit for the money. I want to be able to fit 35 inch tires without any problem is thats possible with the lift. If I were to go with a 4.5 inch then same question.
As others have said, stick to near stock wheel specifications and a 35 will be no problem. We always recommend running a wheel that is no more than 9" wide with 5"-5.5" of backspacing. That will allow 35" tires on leveling systems and 37" tires on 4.5" systems (37" tires require slight clearance of the front bumper brace).

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How bout a 4 inch lift. If I didn't want to spend the money that icon or carli wants, what's next on the list in the 4 inch family
When you're talking about leveling kits, no one is getting rich of their pricing. The reason they're expensive is because of what's included in the kits. Any "complete" leveling system will include a set of coils (or spacers), extended shocks (or shock extenders), brake lines or brake line relocation, a means to adjust caster (normally a ball-joint shim), and an adjustable track bar (or track bar drop bracket). If the kit is cheaper than ours or ICON's, chances are it lacks some or most of the above and the truck will have worse handling characteristics than it did stock and perhaps a worse ride too.

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So your saying that any kit a little cheaper than yours or Icons is going to handle poorly..and likely isn't complete....that's creative marketing.
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So you're saying that any kit a little cheaper than yours or Icons is going to handle poorly..and likely isn't complete....that's creative marketing.
Fixed it for you...

I'm saying that a kit that doesn't include any of the items listed will handle worse than the stock vehicle given something will be either incompatible or mis-aligned. Call it what you want but he's pretty clear he didn't want to budget for our or Icon's kit. I was trying to tell him to be careful as going with a cheaper product will likely exclude a critical part that he was unaware he needed as a consumer.

That a bit more clear? Last thing that would be considered creative marketing would be me telling him to ensure his purchase (of a product that isn't ours) includes everything needed to properly lift the truck on a forum.
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When I had my 06 F250, I bought a $300 leveling kit that came with spacers and new shocks, and in a lot of ways I think it rode better than my 10 F350 with Icon Stg 4 kit that was $3600. So I think there are some budget lifts out there that can out shine the premium lifts.

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