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Question leveling kit?

hey guys i have been looking and cant find the answer.
i have an 2011 f350 kr 17in rims 4x4 and i am wondering what leveling kit height i would need to bring the truck level. plus do i need to get a kit that drops the arms. and what are you guys saying is a good kit / shock

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hey guys i have been looking and cant find the answer.
i have an 2011 f350 kr 17in rims 4x4 and i am wondering what leveling kit height i would need to bring the truck level. plus do i need to get a kit that drops the arms. and what are you guys saying is a good kit / shock
2.5" icon or carli, is what I am going with. I have the same truck as you. Keeping your steering componenet geometry as close to stock as Possible is best! So radius arm drop brackets and adjustable trac bar are a must!

It blows me away that some people will put shotty products under there $60k trucks.

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There is no need to drop the radius arm for only 2.5" of front lift. With all leveling systems, we include a caster correction shim and an adjustable track bar to ensure your alignment is perfect after the install of the leveling system.

Please see the following link for more info and let me know if you have any more questions!

Carli Suspension's King 2.5" Leveling Kit Release - Carli Suspension - Technical Forum
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my suggestion is Carli, Icon or Bilstien http://stealth-automotive.com/index....roduct_id=1853

if your looking for a inexpensive way to level it you can go with like a procomp coil spacer for under 150 bucks
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I went with the simple Readylift and have been very happy. Just get into the name hype.

I have the trac bar bracket but did not go with the radius arm drops as they are not needed with the F350 leveling kit as told to me by several shops and Readylift.
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thanks guys. if im going to do it im going to do it right and make a smoother ride out of it. ok now im stuck again carli takes a 350 and steps the rear down to a 250 height and leveled from there and changes your rear springs. whats the pros/cons can i clear 35s with that 250 height leveled. Icon they make a 250 match a 350 rear then level it which being said raises the height of the vehicle (am i right?) icon just changes the front leaving the rear stiff. whats icons pros/cons can i clear 35s?

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I believe the carli uses the 250 block on a 350 because they also add the mini pack in the rear which replaces the stuff overload bottom leaf


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I believe the carli uses the 250 block on a 350 because they also add the mini pack in the rear which replaces the stuff overload bottom leaf


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The Mini Packs add about 2" of lift so you use the 250 blocks inplace of the 350 blocks to keep the truck level. The combination fo the mini packs and the shorter blocks helps to control wheel hop better than the factory setup and rides better as well.



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I went with the simple Readylift and have been very happy. Just get into the name hype.

I have the trac bar bracket but did not go with the radius arm drops as they are not needed with the F350 leveling kit as told to me by several shops and Readylift.
I wish our name hype was worth $1 more than the competition.... You're certainly not paying for the Carli name, but the shock tuning and engineering in the Carli systems.

On the leveling systems, you shouldn't run a drop track bar bracket as you change your drag link/track bar angles thereby causing bump steer. Did you put a drop pitman arm on too?
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You should look at Pure Performance's kits.
The mini spring packs are very nice but will make the ride a little stiffer..but great if you tow.

Pm me if I can help with either Icon or Pure.

We can also custom package a kit for your specific usage.

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