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Old 03-02-2008, 04:09 PM
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Leveling kit advice

While shopping around for a front end leveling kit I have came across many options.

1. Shackle kit. (these are the chepest price, but I hear they are the best)

2. mini spring kits with new u bolts (looks to be the safest)

3. spacer blocks

4. "lift hangers" These look too flimsy to consider

5 punched out blocks (ebay)


Any advise would be very helpful.

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Chris
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i am in the same spot u are!
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im looking at getting the rough country leveling kit, 2.5 inch with all new springs, because my stockers are sagging. 300 bucks
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do u have a link?
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:22 PM
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Ford Suspension Lift Kits
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:34 PM
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BDS suspension has a 2.5 inch leveling kit available it is replacement frt. leafs the only problem I have run ito is the track bar location after the lift its is very hard to get back into the bracket. a good trick is to buy the 4 inch track bar drop brackett also this helps with further lifting the link to bds is bds-suspension.com the springs ride very well. This is the best method. the second best is shakles easy installation but you still have the factory sag especiallly in diesel applications. Whatever you do do not use superlift or rough counrty the quality is just not there.
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:38 PM
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Yeah but $867.00 seems a little much for just a leveling kit. When the other one mentioned is $326.00 it just doesnt have the shocks
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Old 03-02-2008, 05:23 PM
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I've installed both the spring kits and the hanger kits from Donahoe Racing. They both work really good. If your factory springs are OK, then the hanger kit would be the way to go, if not get the spring kit. The hanger kit usually gets you a little more lift than the spring kit.

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Hope this helps.
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Old 03-02-2008, 05:25 PM
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i like Hanger kits (not cheapy ebay stuff) or a full spring setup.... if your gonna spend 600ish on a leveling kit jsut save a few hundred more and get a full 4" susp setup....
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:35 PM
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DuraWhat, I have 2.5" spring packs made by Tuff Country on my rig. I went with this kit because it included the track bar relocating bracket. Not all brands include the track bar bracket. Here are some pics.
Tuff Country Spring Pack

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After Installation
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