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Old 10-05-2008, 03:33 PM
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Leveling kit opinions

I am looking into putting either a leveling kit or a 3 inch lift on my truck and I want to put 35's on! What are the best kits to maintain a good ride???? What are the best prices for these kits?? Thanks in advance
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Old 10-05-2008, 03:40 PM
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Icon 2.5" or Bilstein 2.25" will give you the best ride as they both use progressive rate coils and shocks specifically valved for the Super Duty.

Icon is currently 10% off with free shipping:
Icon Vehicle Dynamics 2005-2008 FSD F350 2.5 inch Leveling System - 2005-2007 F250/F350 SRW 4wd - Truck Toyz Store

With the Bilstein I'd recommend adding the caster cams and rear shocks in the Configure screen:
Bilstein BTS 2.25 Inch Leveling System - 2005-2008 Superduty 4wd - 2005-2007 F250/F350 SRW 4wd - Truck Toyz Store


I would recommend the Icon adjustable trac bar with either setup (can be added to both systems from the Configure screens). Not "needed" to do the install but will keep your front axle centered under the truck.


For a lower cost option we have the BDS spacer setup (I'd recommend upgrading the shocks in the Configure screen):
BDS 2 Inch Front Spacer Kit - 2005-2007 Superduty 4wd - 2005-2007 F250/F350 SRW 4wd - Truck Toyz Store
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Old 10-05-2008, 05:24 PM
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thanks man i might be in touch with you shortly
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If you have any questions on any of the systems let me know.
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I have the skyjacker 2.5" spring kit. It rides great and it alot cheaper alot of the other suspension level kit out there. I have no complaints from mine and i've put it through some abuse.
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I have the skyjacker 2.5" spring kit. It rides great and it alot cheaper alot of the other suspension level kit out there. I have no complaints from mine and i've put it through some abuse.
Cheaper, yes. Better, not a chance. We have replaced several of these with Icon system for customers who were tired of the harsh ride. You get what you pay for.
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:22 AM
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i have been running 35 inch tires on my 06 with a stock suspension with no problems i just put a 2.5 inch kit on the front with a 1 inch block in the back and ordered 37x12.50R20s for it i did the math and they will fit with little or no rubbing i didn't think u needed a leveling or lift for 35s?
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i have been running 35 inch tires on my 06 with a stock suspension with no problems i just put a 2.5 inch kit on the front with a 1 inch block in the back and ordered 37x12.50R20s for it i did the math and they will fit with little or no rubbing i didn't think u needed a leveling or lift for 35s?
What tires are you running? I need tires bad, but I haven't ordered my leveling kit yet. I want to go to 35 but I figured they wouldn't fit until I brought the front end up....
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:41 AM
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they are bfg all terrains the size is 285/65/20 it's 34.7 inches tall i didn't rub at all no problems what so ever and they lasted me like 45000 miles
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For 35/12.50 or 35/13 you'll need a leveling kit, especially on wider aftermarket wheels.

My stock height 07 with the 6000lb coils from the factory didn't look like it would clear anything much larger than the 325/60R18s on my 18x8.5 Welds that I have on it. Now I swapped to Ford 7000lb coils (only found on 450s and 550s) and I might clear a 35/12.50R18 on my wheels under it with the additional height. Definitely could clear a 285/75R18 which is 35.1" tall.
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