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Exclamation Another Leveling Kit Thread (someone should make a sticky!!)

So for the past few days I've been reading as many of these threads as I possibly can about leveling kits, and I'm still having a hard time determining what the better kits out there are, and which kits to stay away from.

My goal is to level out my newly acquired 99.5 F250, and be able to tuck 35's underneath with minimal to no rubbing.

I've also read that when a leveling kit is installed, there is a need for an adjustable track bar to counteract the movement from the axle.

Basically, I'm looking for recommendations. I'd like to find a kit that includes everything needed to PROPERLY do what I'm looking for. I'm NOT, repeat, NOT looking for your home made kit that can break and fail and leave me stranded.

Please post some kits here that I should consider. From what I've read, I think the hanger and shackle kits are the route to go instead of add-a-leaf style.

Links are definitely helpful, but I know how to use Google if you can't.

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Whom ever told you, you needed an adjustable track bar is incorrect. There is no need for one what so ever. Just get you a name brand add a leaf and be done with it. My 04 i had i went with a add a leaf from superlifts and it was the best investment. i ran 35-12.50 17's on stock wheels and had NO rubbing at all. even at full flex.

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Subscribing to this one. I will be buying a kit down the road myself. Always looking for more ideas.
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I agree with the comment about just going with add a leafs. I have them and they made my ride better, no rubbing tires, easy to install, no alignment after doing the work, inexpensive, still use stock shocks, not a full 2.5 - 3" of lift (this was a good thing to me), etc...

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need some arguments for hanger and shackle kits here....
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Anyone who says that any lift doesn't need a adj trackbar or a properly designed drop bracket doesn't understand suspension geometry or never took a Geometry class in high school. Every 2" of lift will shift the axle 1/2-3/4".

Hanger lifts will get the best ride quality better than any spring lift.

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