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Tuff Country Leveling Kit

I installed the 2.5" leveling kit this morning with minimal effort. I should have known better, but I had read somewhere that the FX4 "Rancho" shocks would work with this kit. Not going to happen. The shocks are probably close to 2" short. I guess I'm going to have to spring for Bilsteins!

I wish the kit was closer to 2" than 2.5". The front is almost higher now than the rear. This will look even worse when towing heavy loads. Oh well, you can't have it all! When I get it cleaned up this afternoon, I will post some pictures.
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I wanted bilstens myself but opted to go for some cheaper rough country nitros with my leveling kit and i love them. You might have your mind set but if not get the rough countrys, put your coin into something else and get a great ride still.

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For $10 I may just go the cheap shock extension route for the short term. I really don't have the coin for good shocks and would rather not waste money on inferior shocks just to get by.
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i am looking at getting a kit for my truck, i have looked at about all of them and i am going to get the superlift kit with new coil springs and ad a leafs and new shocks, and the track bar relocation bracket. it will be under $500.00 for it all

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For $10 I may just go the cheap shock extension route for the short term. I really don't have the coin for good shocks and would rather not waste money on inferior shocks just to get by.
Hmm i wouldnt call them "inferior". Id put them up against any other shop of their class.

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I wasn't refering to the Rough Country as inferior, just saying I can't afford anything but cheap shocks at the moment.
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Strange and QA1 Adjustable dragshocks!!!!

Nah, don't think you need those lol
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lol give it about a week they might sag out a little bit. oh and



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Actually, the 2.5 inch leveling kits for the F-250 do make the nose about a half inch too tall (measured from the top of the tires to the wheel well). I have to air my airbags up to about 60psi to make em level out...

Matt, I'm sure I read that as well, but I went ahead and bought new ones when I did my install. Sorry to hear that, man. Oh, and I know what you mean about the "sagging bottom" when towing...

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lol give it about a week they might sag out a little bit. oh and
There won't be any sag, they are coil spring spacers. Unless the new isolator pad gives some there won't be any movement. I doubt that's going to happen either since the pad is urethane.

Shawn, it's really not that bad. It's a 350 so it has the taller rear blocks. It won't be this year, but I will most likely get airbags in the spring. I don't know that using the airbags to boost the rear height will be a good option. I imagine that would make for a rough ride.

By the way, I didn't get it cleaned up today hence no pictures yet!
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