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post #1 of 22 Old 11-17-2008, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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I just bought a leveling kit for my 96 f250 psd and I am wondering how hard it is to install one of these kits and what do to and not to do. does anyone have any suggestions for me?

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what kind of leveling kit? and a spring or??

1997 F250 XLT CC PSD 4X4 4.10LS E4OD (AB CODE TRUCK)
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4" TURBO BACK DI EXHAUST
1705 SUPERCHIP
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GAUGES,EGT,TRANS,BOOST,OIL TEMP,OIL PRES,WATER,VOLT
SONNAX VALVE/TRICUMULATER SPRINGS
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its a rough country 2 inch leveling kit, add a leafs spring kit

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its a rough country 2 inch leveling kit, add a leafs spring kit
How much did that cost you?

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The leveling kit wont be hard to do at all, all you got to do is undo the u-bolts which could be a pain to get loose if they are rusty then be sure to put c clamps on the leaf packs and tighten them down before cutting the old centering pin. Then after cutting the centering pin undo the clamps and put in the add aleafts then clamp them up again and install the new centering pin and putting the u bolts back on

Thanks get a re alignment. Its much easier than doing a full lift thats for sure

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Me and a buddy did it to his king ranch. Wasnt to bad just had to have a dang come-a-long to get everything to line up again. My rough country came with all new spring packs and it took a come-a-long to get everything under it to. Wasnt real bad tho

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the kit cost me $80 total, sounds like it isn't real hard to do at all.

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. 2" Rough Country leveling kit
. 285/75/R16 A/T tires
. APC clear running lights
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No its not too bad, just adding leafs is real easy, its when you have to install bigger crossmember brackets on a TTB with a lift that is a real pain, Ive had to do it twice

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for some reason I don't know why, the stock front springs on my truck sit about an inch or two from the bump stops. thats why im installing a leveling kit on my truck.

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. Diamond eye straight exhaust
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. New Paint job
. 2" Rough Country leveling kit
. 285/75/R16 A/T tires
. APC clear running lights
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I did the same leveling kit to offset the weight of a plow but I havn't aligned yet and it needs it
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