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Old 01-12-2014, 06:02 PM
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Leveling a 97' 2wd

I'm wanting to level the front of my 97' F250. It's a 2wd ecsb model. My issue is finding a kit for this truck. Being its a coil spring front end, I know it can be leveled using spring spacers. I'm just having trouble find a set of spacers. Diesel Power Magazine leveled the front of their Project 300 using a Daystar kit, but they don't give a part number. I assume its this kit.

Daystar? - Driven by Design

This is for the 99+ 2wd trucks, but its all I can find that's close. Anybody know anything about this? Would the stud extentions have the same thread? I've tried to do my homework on this, but honestly there isn't much out there.





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I'm been told that there is just a little but is grinding to the block to get it to fit our cups but I have not installed these in a non-SD before. When I went looking for a leveling kit I also noticed that my springs were sagging anyway. Replaced the coils with 1000# overload coils and gained an easy inch by itself. I didn't feel that I needed the spacers after that. Be warned that lifting the front higher than factory intended will usually require you to replace your ball joints with ones with more of an offset. If this is something you can't do yourself be ready to pay out the azz for it to be done.
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I replaced my front springs with supercoils and gained the height I needed.
http://supersprings.com/supercoils_fitchart.asp[/URL]
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Anymore detail on that or a good link? They are from where I am here in ga
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Old 01-31-2014, 06:26 AM
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Just get a hanger and shackle kit to drop the rear a few Inches, or take out the blocks between axle and leaf springs.


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because going down is for cars and chicks
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because going down is for cars and chicks

Mmm ok. 2wd's look better lowered about 2 inches. Plus he wouldn't have to fork out more money to realign the front end.

OP- don't use an aluminum spacer if you level the front. Rougher ride. Get the daystar kit.


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Sorry, more seriously our 2WD's don't have blocks (they sit right on the saddles) And the longer hangers rub on the bodies. Also with longer hangers you lower your weight rating as well as start to require custom suspention mods other then using bolt on mods designed for the stock setup. Our best option is to go up in the front if we want a leveled truck.


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