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post #1 of 7 Old 03-08-2014, 04:28 AM Thread Starter
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Lift or lower?

Looking for some advise, pros and cons, etc. I'm ready to do something to the truck and can't decide to put on the level kit that's been sitting in my garage for the past year on it or to lower it with springs off a gasser and pulling out the rear block. I'm really leaning towards lowering it just because plus I won't have to crank the trailer jack up as high. So there's my main question, who has lowered their truck and pulls with it? How does it ride any other stuff I should be prepared to do? Traction bars, driveshaft mods, alignment? It's an 08 SCSB, livewire, s&b, 5" from downpipe back.

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If you are tired of cranking the jack put a cinder block or a big piece of wood under the jack. If you already have the leveling kit just out it on and see how you like it.
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If you are tired of cranking the jack put a cinder block or a big piece of wood under the jack. If you already have the leveling kit just out it on and see how you like it.
Already do the wood/cinder block thing. the level kit i bought on impulse cause i couldnt pass up the deal but the more i looked at my truck the more i thought it looked pretty level to me and felt like if I put that 2" spacer up front Id have a lot of lean to it and have have to lift the rear up an inch or so.
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A leveling kit is for an F350. The 350's have taller blocks in the rear so to put a leveling kit on a 250 and it actually be level or have a slight rake, yes you have to lift the rear

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im gonna pull the rear blocks on my f350 and see how it looks with 250 blocks. I think shorter trucks look better lowered and long beds look better lifted
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Everyone forgets, trucks go up and cars go down jk
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im gonna pull the rear blocks on my f350 and see how it looks with 250 blocks. I think shorter trucks look better lowered and long beds look better lifted
Post up pics when you do it if you would plz

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