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post #1 of 38 Old 01-21-2007, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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lowering truck

i have a 2000 F-350, its 2wd but i hate the way the back end of the truck sit up way higher than the front, i want the rear level with the front, anybody no a kit they make or a way too do this ? thanks
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Check to see if there is blocks between the leafs and axle....I believe you might be able to delete them to ride more level....If you are looking for kits...just Google leveling/lowering kits online...there is dozens of makers out there.

Just remember, if you load the bed or trailer, you will ride a$$ low and it will prolly affect handling.

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get a leveling kit before you drop the back end .... looks much better like that
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I also hate the a$$ up look, but what you do about it will depend on what you use the truck for. There's no reason for a 2wd to be up in the air and going lower, rather than higher makes sense to me. I don't use the capacity (can't legally in UK because US vehicles don't comply with European type approval above 3500kgs, even once all the other alterations are made) and am considering removing a leaf from the rear. Hopefully this will also improve the ride and stop the tendency for the rear end to buck when empty. If I get to it anytime soon, I'll let you know how it works out.
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I recommend removing the block between the axle and the leaf pack. This will drop the rearend about 2 inches. If that is not low enough for you then you can get a kit that will drop the rear and front to the same level. I suggest nothing more then a 3 inch lowering kit on these big trucks. If it was an F-150 or ranger then I would recommend nothing more then a 4 inch drop kit. You can also put the axle on the top of the leaf pack in the rear. That will drop you 6 inches though. As you gained 2 inches drop from the removal of the blocks and another 4 inches from flipping the axle to the top of the leaf springs. By the way if you do the axle flip you gain a stiffer ride. To lower the front you will need a kit.


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I recommend removing the block between the axle and the leaf pack. This will drop the rearend about 2 inches.

Thanks BC...I thought you could just pull the block.

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Just as a future FYI


DJM makes a rear lowering shackle for f250s and 350s

under $100 and levels the two wheel drive trucks pretty good.

the only other option is a 3" front and 5" rear kit
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DJM makes a rear lowering shackle for f250s and 350s

under $100 and levels the two wheel drive trucks pretty good.
bringin this one back up. im new here and searching for ways to lower the rear of my F350 2wd. i cant find a kit for $100. where do i find this one you describe?

also...if i wanted to remove a spring in the rear, which spring do i remove? im thinking if i remove the block and remove a spring it may give me what im looking for and a softer ride in the rear also.

sorry im clueless when it comes to this stuff. thanks for any help!
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I got my 2" lowering shackles from Diesel Innovations out of Houston. They were a little over $100


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sorry for bringin this back but can the bottom flat overload spring be removed? or is it attached to the leaf springs?

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