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post #1 of 20 Old 01-28-2011, 03:37 AM Thread Starter
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"Leveling" kit???

Just curious if anyone else noticed this about their trucks. I bought mine used, but it is all stock. I've looked underneath and can find no evidence of a leveling kit at all. But when I look at my truck on level ground, it does not have a front rake. Are some trucks "leveled" from the factory or something? I don't want to put a 2.5" kit on it and have the nose in the air, haha. Or is my head on crooked and I just can't see it, lol.

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Well, it could be a spring-leaf kit....unless you know the stock # of leafs you might not be able to notice the difference.


Or, its just level, lol!
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May be that your truck has the "snow plow package" installed on it.

If I remember correctly, that raises the front end slightly over trucks that are not equipped with this package due to front coil springs that are stiffer.

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My 2009 f250 fx4 cclb is pretty much dead level and so is my buddies 2008 f250 fx4 ccsb. I think with the f250 blocks they sit pretty close to level.

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F250's sit level, F350's have a rake due to the taller block they have in the rear.

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You can add a 1" spacer around 60.00 under the front coil springs if you want to lift the front and it will make it close to level.
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My '08 F250 was perfectly level so putting a kit on it would have looked silly. I notice on here looking at pics, a lot of these trucks on the site that have leveling kits on them look nose up to me. I got f-350 blocks in the back and are going for a level kit here in a couple of weeks. Quick question, on the ready lift spacer kit, do I have to get a track bar re-locator?
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No you want a adj track bar not a drop bracket. You also need castor ships to restore the lost castor from the lift.
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May be that your truck has the "snow plow package" installed on it.

If I remember correctly, that raises the front end slightly over trucks that are not equipped with this package due to front coil springs that are stiffer.
True, however it does not make it level. I have a 350 ccsb with the snowplow package and it is not level, I would like to get the 2.5" leveling kit I think that will make it close to level
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Cool Spacer...

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No you want a adj track bar not a drop bracket. You also need castor ships to restore the lost castor from the lift.
I don't know if you've seen ReadyLift's spacer bracket Cary, but it's not just two little cylindrical spacers like some of the others sell. It's an actual casting that looks just like the original bracket but adds some distance to get the bar back where it belongs in the geometry. I am eventually putting WC Motorsport's track bar kit on my truck but haven't had the time lately. However, the bracket from ReadyLift comes with this kit at no extra cost and DOES the job well. Check it out before just writing it off... it's worth a look! It's been on my truck for almost a year and the steering is fine, handling is great and alignment is perfect!

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