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Old 12-30-2012, 10:59 AM
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Quick Lift Question

I have a 2001 F250 4x4, I bought a set of used tires and wheels the same size i had BUT the offset on the wheels is different so I find they rub front and back on the front axel. Well i took the sawsall to my plastic trim and bumper ( wife called me a redneck) anyway i still rub on the back side of the wheel well. So wondering how much i can lift the front with blocks and not have to change all kinds of stuff. I really dont want to put my old wheels back on.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:32 AM
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Easiest and the most safe would be to get a leveling kit for your truck.
It's basically just an add-a-leaf for the front end
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:31 PM
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OK thanks will look into that
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:34 PM
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I just ordered one from Top Gunz Customz, a site sponsor on here.

It can be had for $100 shipped to your door. I'll be putting mine on this weekend.
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A 2" level kit will require a adj track bar...

Have you measured to see what height you need?

Best ride quality will always be from using a V code factory spring. You can get a hanger lift in 2,3 and 4.5" which will enhance the ride quality by giving additional travel.

2" mini spring packs can be used with stock length shocks

If you want new springs and 2" and the best ride quality get X code springs will ride better than any lift spring.

As always a 2" lift needs longer shocks and requires a adj track bar or a correctly made drop bracket to correct the axle that has now shifted 1/2-3/4" per 2" of lift. Its geometry.. a science. The axle shifting will side load your spring bushings which will cause premature failure and doglegging.
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I had a similar issue with my truck. I put 1in steel blocks under my front spings and they only lightly rub in the back at full lock. That's with 275/75/16s.
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Getting Injector cups and new glow plugs this week so will see what i can do next weekend. Thanks for all the info
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