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post #1 of 22 Old 12-19-2013, 04:45 AM Thread Starter
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Steering stabilizer and alignment ?'s after lift

Hey gang-- Im in the middle of installing a pure performance 4" lift kit on my 12 f250 and was eyeballing the wimpy looking factory stabilizer and was thinking of doing some sort of stabilizer upgrade. Any suggestions or is it necessary? Also how should I instruct the alignment shop to set the camber and castor, I know stock specs wont be adequate for a lifted truck. Thanks!!! Ill post pics up as soon as im done, prolly next week sometime

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Are you using your stock wheels? I'm planning on ordering that kit and will retain my stockers and going up to 35s

Let me know how it rides too. What shocks did you go with and blocks or new leafs

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Are you using your stock wheels? I'm planning on ordering that kit and will retain my stockers and going up to 35s

Let me know how it rides too. What shocks did you go with and blocks or new leafs

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Im going to be running a set of 20" stock kr wheels w/ 37x13.5r20 toyo open country's. I got the chase system which is full rear spring replacement. I got the 2 5/8 prodigy shocks. The kit has fit great and no real issues so far (although I did have to cut out one of the front leaf spring bolts that I now have to replace ) When im done ill post up full results and pics!
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Nobody?? I really need some opinions to tell the alignment shop....anyways the lift is on and awaiting alignment after Christmas....the truck is filthy and the pics are crappy but here ya go! BTW for those of ya w/ eagle eyes there is deer damage to the passenger side of the bumper and the grill....she'll be off to the body shop after the alignment
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I love it. Looks great! How'd the install go and tire shop didn't have any problems putting those big tires on stock rims?

I was planning on 35s but the 37s look sharp

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Nobody?? I really need some opinions to tell the alignment shop....anyways the lift is on and awaiting alignment after Christmas....the truck is filthy and the pics are crappy but here ya go! BTW for those of ya w/ eagle eyes there is deer damage to the passenger side of the bumper and the grill....she'll be off to the body shop after the alignment
You will want to have them set the caster to around 4 degrees positive. They should have to mess with the toe and the only other thing that they will do is re-center the steering wheel.

For a stabilizer I would recommend doing the Carli High Mount.



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She's bad! Let us know how it performs! How are you liking the headlights by the way? I remember you said they were a pain in the dick to get wired right. Did you get them all figured out? I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on the same thing.
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She's bad! Let us know how it performs! How are you liking the headlights by the way? I remember you said they were a pain in the dick to get wired right. Did you get them all figured out? I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on the same thing.
Good to hear from ya again bud! Im really happy so far. The springs definitely are still breaking in. Ive noticed a considerable difference from my first test drive to now....I think ive put about 175 miles on it so far. Right now it is riding maybe 15% better than stock and still keeps smoothing out. There is a real difference in the back by having the full leaf spring replacement! I like the headlights, I finally got the wiring customized so they work like they are supposed to. If ya go with either shoot me a pm and I can give ya some tips and pointers!

For everybody else, once I get the truck back from the body shop im going to get some good pics and write up a review on my full thoughts and experiences installing the lift, and also some pics of the headlights which I know a lot of people have been asking me about!
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Good to hear from ya again bud! Im really happy so far. The springs definitely are still breaking in. Ive noticed a considerable difference from my first test drive to now....I think ive put about 175 miles on it so far. Right now it is riding maybe 15% better than stock and still keeps smoothing out. There is a real difference in the back by having the full leaf spring replacement! I like the headlights, I finally got the wiring customized so they work like they are supposed to. If ya go with either shoot me a pm and I can give ya some tips and pointers!

For everybody else, once I get the truck back from the body shop im going to get some good pics and write up a review on my full thoughts and experiences installing the lift, and also some pics of the headlights which I know a lot of people have been asking me about!
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