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Old 09-23-2009, 01:44 PM
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Leveling kit or Add a Leaf

has anyone installed either a add a leaf or a leveling kit on there truck? i was wondering which one is the best and easist installation
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has anyone installed either a add a leaf or a leveling kit on there truck? i was wondering which one is the best and easist installation
A leveling kit for a OBS is a add-a leaf in the front.

They are pritty easy to install, Cut the U bolts, put the new Spring in the bottom of the spring pack, install and put new U bolts... $150 for about a 2.5" lift which usually levels out the heavy front end
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Old 09-24-2009, 01:22 PM
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Will make the ride just that much harder..is your truck a F350? If so you can get a lift and a better ride quality..RS kit will level the truck with the F350 rear blocks. For a better ride quality use SD springs.

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Will make the ride just that much harder..is your truck a F350? If so you can get a lift and a better ride quality..RS kit will level the truck with the F350 rear blocks. For a better ride quality use SD springs.

Cary
i own a '97 350 and am looking into a quick cost efficient way to get some clearance and add some 35" rubber to my truck also. So, what is a RS kit? and by SD springs, do you mean super duty? and what kinda work work/cost would doing that entail?
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For what it's worth - I would not put the add a leaf in. I went that route and I regretted it from day 1. It made the ride so bad it was excruciating and alomost embarrassing to load it up with a bunch of passengers.

If it is possible for you I would go with Cary and his RSK w/SD springs package. I have the D60 installed with the stock F350 springs and it is night and day difference on how much better the ride is now.

With the stock F350 springs under it my 315's are deffinitely the largest tire that will fit.

Good luck on your choice.
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Cary, please send me information on the RS Kit. I installed an add aleaf on my 97 F350 and have hated the ride ever since.

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Vern
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Cary,

Shoot the same info to me.

Thanks,
Luke
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:41 PM
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hey, Cary could you pm me too, im new to the site and was about to order an add a leaf but will hold off now.
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