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Leveling Kit - Shackle vs Leaf spring

Hey Guys.....

I was looking at the Rough Country Leveling kits and found two options.
Leaf Spring Kit for $299 or
Shackle Kit for $299.

Anybody have any input on pros and cons of each.
I guess input on the Rough Country stuff as well. I see alot of guys running Pro Comp. Are the Rough Country or Tough Country kits pretty cheap or decrease ride quality over the Pro comp kits?

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Raul - I know you have both shackles and some springs...

If we were to do one or the other, what is better? I think my leafs are a little saggy or they at least look to be kinda curved the wrong way... this mod is coming for me soon....

Just a basic 01 F350 CCLB SRW -Good from a far but far from good
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Raul - I know you have both shackles and some springs...

If we were to do one or the other, what is better? I think my leafs are a little saggy or they at least look to be kinda curved the wrong way... this mod is coming for me soon....
if your springs are already a lil saggy i would suggest to go with full replacement springs... it will be a lil more expensive but will perform a lot better....

-Raul
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i'm running the mini spring leveling kit (front) from the previous owner, and 3inch blocks in the rear (me). mine rides good as stock, my buddy has the same year, same truck, with 5,000 less miles than mine and mine rides exactly the same as his. (his is all black, mine is black/silver, it's kinda creepy when we go somewhere in both the trucks.) but i know my shocks are bad also, so i think mine will ride better. if i knew how to post a picture i'd show you. but i'm running BFG's 35's and only have slight rubbing on the back of the front fenderwell.

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Hey Guys.....

I was looking at the Rough Country Leveling kits and found two options.
Leaf Spring Kit for $299 or
Shackle Kit for $299.

Anybody have any input on pros and cons of each.
I guess input on the Rough Country stuff as well. I see alot of guys running Pro Comp. Are the Rough Country or Tough Country kits pretty cheap or decrease ride quality over the Pro comp kits?
I've heard the Rough Country is.. well...just that, Rough! (riding)
I'm going with the donahoe mini spring pack

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if your springs are already a lil saggy i would suggest to go with full replacement springs... it will be a lil more expensive but will perform a lot better....

-Raul
Any idea on where to get the full replacement and how much $$.
Is the mini spring pack, that others have talked about, the same sorta thing as a full replacement?
Mine seem saggy as well. I don't know how to gauge if they are worn out, saggy, normal, good, bad or ugly,.........I'm not sure.
Any ideas??

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Any idea on where to get the full replacement and how much $$.
Is the mini spring pack, that others have talked about, the same sorta thing as a full replacement?
Mine seem saggy as well. I don't know how to gauge if they are worn out, saggy, normal, good, bad or ugly,.........I'm not sure.
Any ideas??
pro-comp makes a 2" lift replacement springs leveling kit with 4 shocks and all the hardware you need to install it... price is $450.00+ship a few other company's make a 2" spring lift leveling kit as well but this is the cheapest priced
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