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Old 11-11-2013, 09:00 AM
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Wheel backspacing and lift question

So I'm getting ready to do the leveling kit/wheels/tires on my 2013 f250 CCSB.

I'm going to do the Carli leveling kit (probably the starter system with the bilstein shocks, unless someone can convince me the king shocks are worth the extra $800, as that's the only different between the starter and commuter)

For wheels I want to go with the 2 piece Fuel Maverick in a 20x10 so I can fit 35" Toyo MT tires.

What should I go for with back spacing? I'd like them to stick out just a little further than stock and I believe they would need to anyways to fit. Also I believe the bolt pattern is 8x170 correct?

It's taken forever to narrow down wheels to go with a silver truck. Not a big fan of all chrome or all black on silver trucks, although I do like black if they are a much bigger lift and tire combo. The mavericks are black and machined and seem to be a good balance.

Also, another small question. I have firestone ride rite airbags. I don't think they will need modifications with the leveling kit, right? Since I continue using my f250 blocks and the air bags are made for both the 250 and 350.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:02 PM
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i only went with the carli starter kit and love it! just make sure you have something planned to lift the rear!
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So I'm getting ready to do the leveling kit/wheels/tires on my 2013 f250 CCSB.

I'm going to do the Carli leveling kit (probably the starter system with the bilstein shocks, unless someone can convince me the king shocks are worth the extra $800, as that's the only different between the starter and commuter)

For wheels I want to go with the 2 piece Fuel Maverick in a 20x10 so I can fit 35" Toyo MT tires.

What should I go for with back spacing? I'd like them to stick out just a little further than stock and I believe they would need to anyways to fit. Also I believe the bolt pattern is 8x170 correct?

It's taken forever to narrow down wheels to go with a silver truck. Not a big fan of all chrome or all black on silver trucks, although I do like black if they are a much bigger lift and tire combo. The mavericks are black and machined and seem to be a good balance.

Also, another small question. I have firestone ride rite airbags. I don't think they will need modifications with the leveling kit, right? Since I continue using my f250 blocks and the air bags are made for both the 250 and 350.

Thanks for the help!
The Bilsteins are off the shelf shocks with generic valving whereas the higher end shocks are custom valved by Carli for a far better ride both on road and off. The Commuter shocks won't be ready for another 6 weeks or so though. The only other option in their "leveling" line is the Pintop kit that uses 2.5" King Remote Resi Shocks.

As far as wheels I would recommend sticking with a 9" wide wheel but if you must go with a 10" wheel I would look for a BS around 5.5". You are correct about the backspacing.

Your bag kit should work fine at the new ride height since the rear will still be about the same height as a stock F350. Keep in mind that the stiffer short travel bags will negate some of the ride improvement that you will get from a kit like this.
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i only went with the carli starter kit and love it! just make sure you have something planned to lift the rear!
Good choice! I ordered today and went with the same! Looking at the Kit from Carli's site, it says on the F250 the 6 leaf progressive add-a-pack will lift the 250's 2" to make it level, and that the blocks only need to be changed if one has an f350. Am I missing something? Hope not!

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The Bilsteins are off the shelf shocks with generic valving whereas the higher end shocks are custom valved by Carli for a far better ride both on road and off. The Commuter shocks won't be ready for another 6 weeks or so though. The only other option in their "leveling" line is the Pintop kit that uses 2.5" King Remote Resi Shocks.

As far as wheels I would recommend sticking with a 9" wide wheel but if you must go with a 10" wheel I would look for a BS around 5.5". You are correct about the backspacing.

Your bag kit should work fine at the new ride height since the rear will still be about the same height as a stock F350. Keep in mind that the stiffer short travel bags will negate some of the ride improvement that you will get from a kit like this.
Thank you for the info! I did end up going with a 9" wheel. As much as I wanted the bigger lip of the 10", with the offsets offered on the rim I wanted, it looked like at 10" the only option was to stick out far more than I wanted to.

Maybe you can help with my question above. By the looks of the starter kit it will raise the rear up 2" and the front up 2.5" on the F250, correct? It seems that on that the blocks would only need to be changed on the F350?
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Good choice! I ordered today and went with the same! Looking at the Kit from Carli's site, it says on the F250 the 6 leaf progressive add-a-pack will lift the 250's 2" to make it level, and that the blocks only need to be changed if one has an f350. Am I missing something? Hope not!



Thank you for the info! I did end up going with a 9" wheel. As much as I wanted the bigger lip of the 10", with the offsets offered on the rim I wanted, it looked like at 10" the only option was to stick out far more than I wanted to.

Maybe you can help with my question above. By the looks of the starter kit it will raise the rear up 2" and the front up 2.5" on the F250, correct? It seems that on that the blocks would only need to be changed on the F350?
Sounds like Bopper just did the "Leveling" kit as opposed to the "Starter Leveling" kit as it only levels the front.

Did you order the actual "Starter Kit"? That kit does indeed the lift the front 2.5" and the rear around 2" and you keep the stock F250 block.
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Sounds like Bopper just did the "Leveling" kit as opposed to the "Starter Leveling" kit as it only levels the front.

Did you order the actual "Starter Kit"? That kit does indeed the lift the front 2.5" and the rear around 2" and you keep the stock F250 block.
Yeah I did the starter kit. The one around $1720 I believe.

Thanks for the info!
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