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Can somebody give me the lowdown on leveling kits?
Let me start off by saying I have absolutely zero experience dealing with suspension. That being said, I have a 2010 F350 SRW CCSB that I want to level out. The truck has the snow plow prep package, so not sure if that changes anything with how much lift I need in the front. From what I have read, everyone loves the icon kits, but they seem like they are going to be pretty expensive. There is a local truck accesory shop that sells/installs leveling and lift kits. They offer 2 leveling kits by Rough Country (which I have only read like 2 opinions on, and both were negative). One of the kits is just the blocks that raise the front 2.5 inches. The other kit includes replacement springs in the front that raises the front 2.5 inches. It was really cheap to have either of these installed, like around 300 bucks for parts and labor, but everyone seems to say ride quality sucks going this route.
Here are my questions:
Would one of these kits really change factory ride quality that much?
How much do I need to raise the front of a F350 with snow plow package to level it out? (I actually wouldn't mind to leave the truck 1/4 to 1/2" lower in the front so it would be level when towing)
Is the truck going to look like crap with the factory Goodyears on there until I can put some more aggressive 35's or something on there to fill it out?
Sorry for all the jumbled questions, feel free to chime in on whatever areas you have insight on and as always, pics greatly appreciated (especially if you have leveled and are still running the factory tires for now)
2006 F350 SRW Lariat