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front leveling question? Hangers? Add-a-leaf? Whole Kit?

I am looking to level my Super Duty and get it up off my 16x10s with 33s. Im looking to get as close to 3 inches more as I can. I found a set of spring hangers for around $60. They claim to give it 2 inches of lift. I also found an add a leaf for eighty bucks from Rough Country. Will any off these work without needing anything else? I could always get a full leveling kit from Summit or Rough Country but cheaper is always better. Let me know if you have any ideas. Thanks

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You never should use cheap hngers as they are holding up your truck..the ones you saw may only lift the rear..not good.

Have you measured to see what height you need?

kits..2" and 3" Hangers, these will need longer shocks but ride the best.
2" mini spring packs..retain factory ride quality and can reuse your stock shocks.
Both will require a adj track bar to recenter the axle.
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ok thanks. So even if I buy a whole 2.5 leveling kit from Summit or wherever ill still have to buy a track bar. I was so stupid and had a whole 4 inch skyjacker lift that I bought for 200 bucks. it was used and I thought I would just get a new one instead...STUPID! lol i just resold it for 200 now im kicking myself. o well...and I dont feel like dropping 800 for a brand new lift...thats why Im stuck leveling it haha

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Interesting. I purchased my truck with the super lift 2" level springs on the front but they seem MUCH taller than 2". I would bet they still have the factory length shocks.

The front is higher than the rear.

I noticed that the rear appears to already have the F350 blocks on it, plus airbags fully inflated. Still seems lower than the front.

Would you mind telling me what i need to measure to determine if new shocks and an adjustable bar are required?
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You need shocks and a adj track bar with a lift of 2"+ Lift the front of the truck off the ground..see if your shocks extend 3-4" min..or just at the point the coils loose tension.

If you want the axle centered and no added bump steer you get a adj track bar to aprox a 4" lift never a drop track bar bracket.
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OK, thanks for the info. i need a better plan of attack here...

I just walked out and checked. Front springs are superlift 2.5" leveling springs. Rear is stock block, but sagging older springs which require air bags to keep level.

1) I want to raise the rear to match the front (would 4" block from a 350 work?)
2) Install appropriate shocks and steering components.

Where do i go to get a list of the items needed? Do you sell everything?

I can be reached on the phone if it makes things easier.
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F350 block will raise the rear by the difference between your block and the new blocks height...about 1.75-2"

Yes I have everything needed to lift a truck correctly the first time.

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