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What is really needed for a leveling kit?

I see many different kits, some that just include coil spacers, some that include coil spacers and shock extensions. Some with sway bar extensions, some with track bar relocation brackets, some with radius arm drop brackets.

All i want is for my f350 to ride better than stock, sit level, and do it without blowing unnecessary money. What do i really need?

Can i get away with just icon 2.5 springs, caster shims, and Bilstein 5100's?

or do i really need to the sway bar extensions and the track bar relocation bracket?

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Depends on who ya ask. I'm no expert, but I went the cheap route, and put in spacers and shock ext., and had it aligned. Have around 15k miles with no problems. I am going to spring for new shocks soon, bc the factory FX4 shocks suck. Prolly do 5170's in the front 5100 rear.
Was going to get a adj trac bar, but tbh, the front axle just didn't seem far enough outta center to justify. I and the alignment shop agreed, and it's only very slightly off center (like 3/16"). My brother just leveled his '12 Ram 2500 and his front axle was an 1 1/2 off center, If mine were like that, Id get the trac bar.
Mine rides fine, doesn't rub, and looks great with 35's. I can't go any bigger bc I'm pulin a gooseneck atleast once a week.
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Are you running 35's with factory 20" wheels or aftermarket wheels?? Thanks. Just trying to figure out what size tire to buy.


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I am running 325x50-22 Toyo AT2, which is a 35x13.5 on a 22x10 wheel.
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Anyone else have opinions? I want a leveled truck, a better ride, 35's on my stock 20's and i dont want to break the bank buying stuff i dont need.

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I bought the 2 inch spacer off of eBay for 9.99 and it rides just fine sits close to level and simple to instal I have 33x12.50x20

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You must use a adj track bar, any other method will change the angle of the track bar to the drag link and will get you some bump steer.

We can get you what's needed..
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how noticeable will the ride difference be between stock, spacers with 5100's and icon 2.5's with 5100's. Just want to make it ride better but without breaking the bank.

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