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to all members with leveling kits; please share advice

Trying to put 35" trail grapplers on my f-250 and new front shocks. Through all of the feeds im reading about the mini packs, and a leafs. having to mess with the pitman arm and an adjustable trac bar.. Which kit has worked the best for you and why? what would you suggest? i'm not afraid to spend the money once and be done with it. please send me in the right direction.

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I replaced my front stock leaf springs with 2.5" leaf springs from Rough Country to level my F350 SRW. Added Bilstein HD's and Cooper Discoverer ATR's 315/75/16s on stock 16"X7" wheels. The tires do scrub on leafs at full turn. I am trying to remedy this now. Plenty of clearance for the tire in the wheel well however.

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You need a min 3" lift for most 35" with V code fronts..plus a adj track bar..best riding kit would be a 3" hanger kit...and longer shocks. since you have a F250 you will also need taller rear blocks and U bolts..plus longer shocks.
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I took mine out as the previous owner didnt plan properly. The 3" springs raised the front higher than the rear and messed with my steering. SO much better with new stock springs.

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I am installing a 3 inch mini spring pack and extending the track bar bracket on my truck this weekend. When I get home tonight its going up on jacks and I hope to finish it Saturday morning.
Ill let you know how it works out.

I picked up the leveling kit from Newton Lifts on ebay. good guys to deal with. Full 3 inch spring pack and all new hardware is included.

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DO not space a track bar bracket with spacers and longer bolts unsafe and not needed as you will get bump steer...get a adj track bar.
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I have a couple of guys running the same kit as I got with no problems. Spacers are a cheaper alternative to a new track bar bracket. But yeah I wouldnt mind an adjustible track bar but so far the other trucks havent needed it. I'll run it for awhile and see what happens.

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I got a mini spring pack, and my 35s will rub if im turning hard and on a slope other wise no problem.....i think its a 2.8 or something, dont remember, but i did get an adj trac bar....got everything off ebay, and it was around 200....I think....cant remember
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quick tricks performance has a custom 2.7 inch lift for 90 bucks. clears 35's


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I also have the mini pack $154, no adj track bar has been on truck for 70,000 no problems I only have 33's, but i believe 35's may work but may rub when turning.
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