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2011 F250 with newly installed Carli 2.5" leveling kit
So I got the new Carli 2.5" leveling kit installed on my F250 crew cab. I went with new Bilstein 5100s on all four and 4" blocks in the rear. The truck fender is 10" above the top of the front tire/tires and it's 9 1/2" above the top of the rear tires. Basically, the front of the truck is 1/2" higher. Perhaps that's level, but If I put ANY weight in the rear or tow the *** is sagging. Not cool. I can't stand pulling my boat or trailer and having people flash me at night cause the front of my truck is pointing at the sky. Worse, the truck rides really rough now! Going down the highway on the roads in Texas it shakes everything in my truck. Going down city roads at 35-40 my truck bounces all over the road. My girlfriend says it rides like my 11' F350 dually. I'm running 295/60/20 Nitto Trail Grapplers at 60 psi front, 57 psi rear. I ran them at 57,55 but they seemed to soft and ride didn't seem to improve. It's so bad I don't want to keep my truck anymore. I have new Toyo AT2 35's on Fuel Boost arriving in the next few days to replace the stock tires and Nitto Trail Grapplers. It's not a good feeling when I don't want to drive my truck anymore! Will changing out the shocks to upgraded Carli shocks or a different brand improve the ride or am I selling this rig?
HISTORY--- I've had Fords my whole life (96' F150, 99' f350, 00' F350, 05' F350, 11' F350, 11 F250). I've been a diehard Ford man. It's in our family. In 08' I switched to a GMC dually because I had heard so many bad reports on the 6.4. The truck drove great, loved the D/A combo but the truck rattled like crazy on the inside. I traded out to an 11' F350 dually and the F350 was very rough. I traded it back in on the F250. Flame me, but the GMC dually rode way better than the F350 and better than my F250.
Last edited by schillster1; 05-14-2013 at 06:33 PM.