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leveling kit questions?

hi i am looking to buy a leveling kit for my e99 f250 7.3 cclb, i was thinking of going with a cheap ebay kit up front, the mini spring pack, theres all kinds though?, 2 inch 2.5 inch, 2.7 inch, 3 inch, now i also read that if i do a level up front, i will have a higher front end than rear end, due to my 2 inch factory blocks in rear. So i need f350 rear blocks to actually level the truck out when i put a front leveling kit on? So im thinking of buying the rear blocks and u bolts through ford, and the front kit on ebay, but what height front kit should i get? I want a level truck, not a rake, and not the front end pointing in the sky. Would a 3 inch front kit work out good, with the 4 inch f350 block? And do i need to address the track bar??


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Do you not ever tow? If so and you level it, loaded or towing the nose will point to the sky and you will look like you have overloaded you truck. I put 2" leveling springs up front and added a helper to the back. I measured before and after and it actually raised front and rear 2.5" so it kept the same rake. Got all parts at 4 Wheel Parts for around $500 including new shocks.

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well i tow maybe 6 times a year between a 26 foot boat, and a 28 foot travel trailer, my truck had to much of a rack, whoever had it before me towed a gooseneck and/or fifth wheel, my truck has an awful rake, i just took a look and ive got 4 inch blocks in the rear, with an overload spring, and another spacer between the overload spring and the stock truck springs... I just ordered a cheapie 2.7 inch leveling kit on ebay, so i'll keep ya posted, i do not think im gonna need to touch the rear end.
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i do not think im gonna need to touch the rear end.
You wont. My truck is the same way, it needs a level desperately.


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i installed a 3" Ebay lift on my f250. it pretty much leveled it with the rear of my truck and i was able to install my wheels. heres a pic.
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i installed a 3" Ebay lift on my f250. it pretty much leveled it with the rear of my truck and i was able to install my wheels. heres a pic.
That looks real good man, are those 35s?


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I think there 35's, the actual size is 325/65r18. now i just need an adjustable track bar cause the spacers they gave me isn't enough. i could still see a small amount of shift on the front diff.


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I did the 2.7 level from ebay and i fought with the track bar but i got a buddy to help me out (after i was to the point of making up my own curse words lol) and it went smooth as silk. just turn the wheels one way or the other and it should go in
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Ya, I'm gonna install mine today, I'll post before and after pics, mines a 2.7 lift of eBay from a company called custom-diesel.com I did not get any trackbar spacers, it shouldn't be a problem though right,
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mine has the procomp shackle and mount leveling kit.. they arent expensive, but is great. no change in ride, has the trackbar hardware and looks great. have 315/75/16's on it

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