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post #1 of 5 Old 08-16-2010, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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DIY level kit?

First off just bought my first powerstroke and love it i cant stop spending money now though already have intake exhaust and chip ordered!
Well as you all know the f250 had a nasty front rake from the factory and i was woundering if i could just build my own shackles to fix this and if so how much longer then stock would i have to go to acheive a level truck. If not is there anything else i can make to lift the front i work at a metal fab shop so i have access to the equipment to make nearley anything from metal need be. Im just not up to par on the dynamics of the ford sd front suspension so someone learn me please.
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really not much you can do, i tried everything under the sun and ended swapping in a solid axle


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im sorry i forgot to mention my trucks an early 99 4x4 so it has the dana 60 front axle i was just woundering if lifting your truck with extended shackles is an ok way to go and since im building my own how much longer then stock shackles would i have to go.
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i would do extended hangers/ shackle kit... i wouldnt just do shackles... there are a lot of companies that can give you a 2" kit for pretty cheap....how much higher do you need to go?

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We have 2, 3" kits with adj track bars and Bilsteins ready to ship. If you want to reuse your front shocks then a mini spring kit can be used..up to a 2.5" lift but will still require a adj track bar.
If you need additional info or prices please PM me.

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