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Old 10-04-2008, 08:21 AM
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Tuff Country Add a Leafs

Okay guys, I want to level the front of my truck out and also clear 35's. Can I do it with a Tuff Country 1.5 inch Add a Leaf or do I have to go to a 2.5 inch lift to make it happen? I've seen something in the past that involved 2 versus 3 leafs up front stock. I've got 2 right now if this matters. Thanks for any help!!!
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Old 10-05-2008, 08:18 AM
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You can space the bumper out also. Raising a D50 is IMO not worth doing, find a D60 and add SD V codes and a RS kit and have room for 35" and a great ridding truck, don't forget properly valved Bilsteins. I came up with this mod and if you want more info-help just PM me.
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Old 10-07-2008, 04:23 PM
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I have the tuff country 2.5 inch lift with 35's on my 1997 F250 4x4 and have been running it for about 100k with absolutely no problems at all. It just clears 35's. The most you can do with a straight 1.5 inch leveling kit on our trucks is 33's. If you trim the bumper, you might be able to stuff 35's underneath it with the leveling kit but the tires will rub the leaf springs when you turn and in my opinion is not worth it. In addition, the leveling kit throws the geometry off a little because it doesn't come with axle pivot drop brackets and will slightly twist the front leaf springs out to the sides. I don't know why people think lifting the D50 is a problem. It only becomes a problem when you buy a kit that doesn't completely restore stock geometry(i.e. axle pivot drop brackets, drop pitman arm). I have had mine in pieces and it is actually not a bad front end to work on. The tuff country kit comes with everything needed to get these trucks lifted and properly aligned. The 2.5 inch kit is the first kit that comes with drop brackets, so if you go smaller the front end will not be stock geometry and will be harder to get aligned among other things. For this reason, I would stay 2.5 inches or above and stick to the tuff country kits. My truck handles great and is much more stable than it was stock (less body roll), and still rides nice. Hope this helps.
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+1 more for needing a 2.5" tuff country to clear the 35s, Ive got the same setup and with just the leveling kit it definitely wouldnt fit
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her is my truck had just the leveling kit with factory shocks cleared them great
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Who has a good leveling kit. i would like to get my front up a little to match the back.
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