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Old 06-19-2011, 09:27 AM
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School me on Leveling Kits

Just wanted to get some education on leveling kits, and I'd like to run 35x12.5x20 tires. I know you guys are the best. What all would I need to accomplish it? Thanks
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:07 AM
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You have a few different options and i will put them in order from most $$$ to least money with my opinion.

The first is the most money, replaces coils and shocks giving you 2.5" of lift. A lot of people say this is the way to go, however i did not go this route. Its nice though.
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The second route is by places like topgunzcustomes and readylift. They to are cool however i have never riden in a truck with either of their setups.

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2.5" 05-07 Ford F250/F350 Super Duty Leveling Lift Kit @Top Gun Customz

If you were going to go the second route i would go readylift. For $430.00 dollars and you get track bars thats a good deal.

The third route is the way i went because i have been in multiple trucks with the same setup and i like it. Money is spent on shock selection, i went bilstein 5100's from 4wheelparts.com i only spent 300 on shocks and the lift was an additional 40 to be sent to my house.

FORD 2005-2010 LEVELING LIFT KIT F250 F350 4WD 2" NEW | eBay

If you have the $1000.00 go with the icon set up, new springs is the way to go. If you want the look and not the cost go the ebay route. The middle option is there but i dont see the need. Anyway you decide to go, make sure it is installed correctly, you dont need your front end falling apart as you drive down the road. Good luck! oh i run 35's on factory wheels with no rubbing what so ever in any direction
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:16 AM
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Thanks for the info! Thats what I'm really trying to find out. I'd like some 20x9s and 35s. If they dont rub stock I won't need a leveling kit.
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:25 AM
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I have a 2000 f350 and Im buying a RC suspension leveling kit which was a front 3" drop shackel kit and crash bar then Im puting Firestone air helper bags in the rear. All together its around 700 and im gonna run a set of 315/75r16's
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:32 AM
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2000 dont have the same suspension though, they have leaf spring not coils. Another good ebay option is the Newton lift, I know there are a few people on here with it and they like it, it will be the one I get here in a month or so. Newton lift
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I live basically about 15 miles away from Top Gun Customz; While some of the guys that work there are total dicks, the parts seem decent.

To those with the Ebay kit, got any pics of it installed? Sometimes its so hard to visualize these ebay kits in my head and that's what usually scares me away from them - They look too simple.

Did you HAVE to go with a longer shock or was there any trouble running the stockers?
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:58 AM
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Im runnin the icon leveling kit, and got 18s with 35s no rubbing the only problem I had seemed like it raised the front a little too much so I threw some air bags under the rear to help out with the squatting look.
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Good question Dante, would you need different shocks?
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i ran a ready lift kit on my 05 f250 and it cleared 35's... for the money ready lift are nice kits
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Ok so being cheap I just looked at the ebay kits and they mount below the spring to the axle. There any down side to that? Not to concerned about the comfort of the ride.
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