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Old 12-15-2013, 01:47 PM
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Newton Lifts Leveling Kit

I have been looking at and reading about leveling kits for about 6 months now and I just read a post from a fellow member on here who has a Newton Lifts leveling kit. I have the camper package so the front sits a little higher anyways and about 1" or 1-1/2" is all I am really looking for anyways to obtain the look I am going for. Is there any reason why it can't be just this simple and inexpensive? I know all it needs to be is a block of material (aluminum or steel) that can withstand the repeated loading, but it seems that all kits are accomplishing the same task for usually around 3-4 times the price of these and they also do not include shocks, a track bar, etc. Please help me understand why I might spend the extra money for the same product with a fancy name.
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:13 PM
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I've used lifts and leveling kits from several big name companies over the years on different diesel trucks and from one end of the price spectrum to the other. I've been please with most all of them. But on my 2008 6.4 I did end up getting a good deal locally on a Newton leveling kit and loved it. Installed it myself, alignment stayed good, no issues with handling or steering. If I decide to level my '12 I will definitely look at Newton. Some guys say to level these trucks "correctly" you need the high end kits, I can only speak from experience and say my budget lift was just fine.
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:41 AM
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I agree with PolarBear. Unless you've got deep pockets or plan on racing through hills and jumping over cars etc...just buy a normal priced kit. I did a readylift stg 4 and fox 2.0 shocks. Roughly $1k in parts and it rides just fine. Just make sure you get a kit that has extensions or relocating pieces to keep the geometry of your suspension the same.

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Old 12-17-2013, 05:30 PM
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I run a 1.5" leveling kit from newton and his traction bars. Good quality and can't beat the price. That's for sure
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I can't comment on Newton but I do have a Ready Lift Stage 4 kit which works great. I didn't want to spend a fortune and wanted my truck to still ride like it did from the factory, that's why I went with a spacer lift. I will be upgrading my shocks, most likely to Fox 2.0's but otherwise, I'm very happy with it.
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:33 AM
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mine kept the factory ride, but with the snow plow package and 30k on the stock shocks, the ride was still really stiff. installed rancho 9000XL shocks all the way around and now it rides like a dream. rode in my dads brand new 2014 platinum f350 and the factory shocks are just harsh. from now on every brand new truck i get from ford will have the shocks replaced right away.
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