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Old 11-20-2012, 05:03 PM
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F250 vs 350 Leveling

Sorry if this has already been asked, but I searched and can't find it... Im stuck between buying a 250 vs 350 and have questions leveling..

Are they both the same cost to level?.. roughly?

I think I understand that the 250 needs the 4" rear blocks to complete the level (Icon Stage 1 plus 4" blocks) and that the 350 only needs the Icon Stage 1 to raise the front level with the rear. Can someone confirm this please?

Anything else I need for alignment/angle issues or is this all covered in the Icon Stage 1?

If I just get the 250, does the Icon Stage 1 plus 4" blocks raise the truck to the same stock height (or taller) than the 350?

I'm thoroughly confused...

Thx for the feedback.
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Why are u "stuck" between them? They cost the same to lift, other then with a 2.5" y'all need 3"-4" rear blocks on a 250 as with a 350 just the spacers up front. I say 3-4" rear block cause I have a 4" rear block and I'm bout 1/2-3/4" too tall in rear as where others sit perfectly level with 2.5" up front and 4" block in rear. Depends on what rake you like too. Icon SHOULD have everything u need. Truck will b taller then any stock truck as your adding 2.5" up front, as for the rear a 250 only sits 2" lower then a 350....2" block 250 and 4" block 350
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Why are u "stuck" between them? They cost the same to lift, other then with a 2.5" y'all need 3"-4" rear blocks on a 250 as with a 350 just the spacers up front. I say 3-4" rear block cause I have a 4" rear block and I'm bout 1/2-3/4" too tall in rear as where others sit perfectly level with 2.5" up front and 4" block in rear. Depends on what rake you like too. Icon SHOULD have everything u need. Truck will b taller then any stock truck as your adding 2.5" up front, as for the rear a 250 only sits 2" lower then a 350....2" block 250 and 4" block 350
4wd f250 is already level. f350's with fx4 package or snowplow prep kit are already level.

4wd f350 like mine can be anywhere from $200 for a puck and bracket leveling kit, all the way to $4k or more for a coil over leveling kit.

Most standard leveling kits for our trucks will say f250s requires f350 blocks to attain a level stance.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:16 AM
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What is the least expensive way to level either truck? Will alignment need to be reset, or do you need the more expensive kits to properly set alignment? I'm not trying to be cheap, but i just want a level truck, not to go up another 2.5".
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:29 AM
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Pro Comp Poly Coil Spring Spacers - Coil Spring Spacer - Leveling Kits - Lift Kits, Suspensions & Shocks - by 4 Wheel Parts

can i install these and still adjust alignment back to within specs and without throwing out angles/geometry in the front end parts?
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:11 AM
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You can use those if you like but you need something to correct your caster like a caster bushing. It is also wise to install a trac drop bracket or adjustable trac bar to center your axle properly.


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Sorry if this has already been asked, but I searched and can't find it... Im stuck between buying a 250 vs 350 and have questions leveling..

Are they both the same cost to level?.. roughly?

I think I understand that the 250 needs the 4" rear blocks to complete the level (Icon Stage 1 plus 4" blocks) and that the 350 only needs the Icon Stage 1 to raise the front level with the rear. Can someone confirm this please?

Anything else I need for alignment/angle issues or is this all covered in the Icon Stage 1?

If I just get the 250, does the Icon Stage 1 plus 4" blocks raise the truck to the same stock height (or taller) than the 350?

I'm thoroughly confused...

Thx for the feedback.
Yes, you are correct. An F350 just needs the front end kit whereas the F250 will need 4" blocks to level out.

I also suggest going with their adjustable track bar to center the front end. Other than that, you are good to go.

Also, I HIGHLY suggest going with a coil lift over a spacer lift. The coils will give a much better ride, handling, and wheel travel. The spacers have no business on these trucks in my opinion.

Feel free to call us if you have any questions.
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Yes, you are correct. An F350 just needs the front end kit whereas the F250 will need 4" blocks to level out.

I also suggest going with their adjustable track bar to center the front end. Other than that, you are good to go.

Also, I HIGHLY suggest going with a coil lift over a spacer lift. The coils will give a much better ride, handling, and wheel travel. The spacers have no business on these trucks in my opinion.

Feel free to call us if you have any questions.
I just bought a readylift 1.5 inch from you guys. Hopefully this is the way to go vs. the spacer lift? Any thoughts/opinions?
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Yes, you are correct. An F350 just needs the front end kit whereas the F250 will need 4" blocks to level out.

I also suggest going with their adjustable track bar to center the front end. Other than that, you are good to go.

Also, I HIGHLY suggest going with a coil lift over a spacer lift. The coils will give a much better ride, handling, and wheel travel. The spacers have no business on these trucks in my opinion.Feel free to call us if you have any questions.


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I just bought a readylift 1.5 inch from you guys. Hopefully this is the way to go vs. the spacer lift? Any thoughts/opinions?
Isn't ready lift just pucks and brackets? DSTRBD answered your question already...
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The 350s with the fx4 package are not levelled, unless ford changed them for 2012 as my 2011 fx4 350 is about 2-2.5" lower up front. I'd say get a 250 throw an add-a-leaf in the back and then get a levelling kit. Because ford wanted these trucks to ride nicer they sag a lot more once you put an weight in the back. My f350 almost sat level just from my 500 pound snowmobile being in the box.
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