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post #1 of 18 Old 06-19-2007, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Leveling kit

I was looking around on eBay for leveling kits for my truck and saw these:

eBay Motors: FORD F-250 F-350 SUPERDUTY SUSPENSION LEVELING KIT 4WD (item 230142796001 end time Jun-20-07 10:55:14 PDT)


I was wondering whether or not anyone has used modified shackles or if they're even safe. I was also wondering what size tires i can clear with just a leveling kit. I have 265/75/16's now, but when I get new tires i want to go to a 285 MT. I have the factory black plastic mud guards and I hope i can clear those without rubbing. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.

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I was looking around on eBay for leveling kits for my truck and saw these:

eBay Motors: FORD F-250 F-350 SUPERDUTY SUSPENSION LEVELING KIT 4WD (item 230142796001 end time Jun-20-07 10:55:14 PDT)


I was wondering whether or not anyone has used modified shackles or if they're even safe. I was also wondering what size tires i can clear with just a leveling kit. I have 265/75/16's now, but when I get new tires i want to go to a 285 MT. I have the factory black plastic mud guards and I hope i can clear those without rubbing. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.

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i havnt used those but i have the fabtech shackle lift on mine and they are a lot beefier than those..... i dont know if i would run those on my rig but thats just me........ hopefullly someone else will be around that has tried these.... i run 315's on my truck right now... let me know if you want to see a pic of the fabtech ones

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I think Joe (stump0331) has some on his truck. You might want to PM him and see.

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just wanted to let yall know that the 285 and 315 is just the wideth. those metric tires r stupid on how they measure them. the first number s the width and the second number is the height( its actually the percentage of the width for the sidewall) then the wheel diameter.
i think its a stupid way of measurin a tire, i likt he old 35x14x15 measurment system myself.

just wanted to put that out there for yall, most people dont know how metric tires r measured. its a common misconseption

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take a 315/70/17 for example, 315 mm wide, 70 % of 315mm is the sidewall height, then 17" rim

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Thats pretty cheap for a leveling kit, and sounds pretty easy to install. Hope somebody has some feedback on how they compare to other leveling kits.

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Ok, thanks for the opinions guys. I'm still not sure though if the hangers are a good way to go. What's the general opinion on add-a-leafs? I've always thought that was the way to go.

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in my personal opinion i found the shackle lift easier to install than an add a leaf... plus the ride quality will stay like stock cause your only adding some longer shackle... with an add a leaf it will get a lil stiffer because of the extra leaf.... good luck and let us know if you have any other question

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Well, I like the sound of keeping my stock ride. And I'm assuming hangers won't cause any alignment problems down the road. What kind of price can I expect for some good hangers? I just want to level it, so I'm thinking 1.5" or 2"?

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Should be able to run 285's no problem without any modification. I have 285 BF Goodrich's on my stock ride with no issues. I don't have mud guards, however.
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