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Old 12-26-2013, 08:10 PM
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Leveling out my truck.. Need some advice

So my sister bought be 2.5" leveling pucks that are pretty freaking nice.. I need rear blocks and that should be it..

Here's my dilemma. I don't mind the rake I actually like it, I just don't like how low the truck sits for the 250's. I think if I remember correctly a 4" rear block would make it sit level, BUT when I tow (like the trailer in my sig) it'll sag.. Which I don't want.. So I was going to go with 5" blocks which should rake the back another 1" higher than the front..

What else do you guys think I need?? I think the shocks will be fine and won't need extenders or anything and I shouldn't need any drop brackets or anything right??

Lastly anyone have any pics of the setup I'm looking at??

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Old 12-27-2013, 12:52 AM
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For the front You need new shocks, adjustable trac bar, and caster shims.
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Airbags? Or you no likey
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I have a 350 with 2.5 front and it sits perfectly level but looks like the rear is low due to the wheel well openings. A track bar is a must. readylift makes a fixed 2.5 track bar.
IMO I would not worry about pulling,you a## end sags no matter what anyway unless your pulling a little utility trailer!! I have the camper package and pulling my car hauler even empty (4000lbs) my back sags. so unless your make it look like a 70's dragster or have airbags its a non issue.
As for shocks you will find the 2.5 is a little tough to buy shocks for. bilstein actually told me to use the 0-2 with the shock extenders. not many make a 2.5 shock. but extenders at least are needed.
and don't forget to get a double shock steering stabalizer. it's funny how a lift makes your front end feel light.i put the single bilstein on and it is a waste IMO. I have a dual rough country to put in. but this all my experience ,with my 10 250 and my 12 350. some may have different ideas but this is what I found. good luck.
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:20 AM
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For the front You need new shocks, adjustable trac bar, and caster shims.
Jeez, at that point I might as well have bought a full freaking kit lol!

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Airbags? Or you no likey
I love air bags and they will be going on at some point this year.. from the guy who I quoted below it seems like his 350 sits a little bit higher in the front..


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I have a 350 with 2.5 front and it sits perfectly level but looks like the rear is low due to the wheel well openings. A track bar is a must. readylift makes a fixed 2.5 track bar.
IMO I would not worry about pulling,you a## end sags no matter what anyway unless your pulling a little utility trailer!! I have the camper package and pulling my car hauler even empty (4000lbs) my back sags. so unless your make it look like a 70's dragster or have airbags its a non issue.
As for shocks you will find the 2.5 is a little tough to buy shocks for. bilstein actually told me to use the 0-2 with the shock extenders. not many make a 2.5 shock. but extenders at least are needed.
and don't forget to get a double shock steering stabalizer. it's funny how a lift makes your front end feel light.i put the single bilstein on and it is a waste IMO. I have a dual rough country to put in. but this all my experience ,with my 10 250 and my 12 350. some may have different ideas but this is what I found. good luck.
Damn thank you for the insight! This kinda freaking sucks to hear lol.. Sounds like I might just try to sell the puck and save up some money for a full on lift kit. I mean at this point I might as well. Can you post some pics of your setup?
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:39 AM
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I dislike how most of the level kits leave the rear end sagging. If I didn't lift mine I was going to add a bigger block in the rear.
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I dislike how most of the level kits leave the rear end sagging. If I didn't lift mine I was going to add a bigger block in the rear.
Yea I dislike it as well.. I just got back from 4wheelparts and they are pretty much saying the same thing.. Seems like the "level pucks" need more **** than just that.. Pisses me off honestly.. At any rate.. I don't know what I'm going to do.. All these drop brackets, extensions here and there, shocks blah blah blah.. Either just going to leave my truck where it's at or do something stupid like drop 2400 on a Icon 4.5" kit.. I mean **** atleast it'll be the lift that I really want and includes damn near everything.. I think..
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Take a look at the readylift sst kits. come with everything you need for around 500. you can't beat the look of the truck when done tastefull. IMO it just makes the truck look like it should have from the factory. I do hunt and go off road and it makes a world of difference with a little bigger tires.

My ford dealer threw in a basic ready lift kit for the front of my 350 and I just bought the drop bracket separate. I bought the full sst kit for my 250 and loved what it did.the 250's need front and back. put 35's on and done. just remember it does nothing for hauling. air bags are the only help you will get to get it to run level under load.
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I would stay away from the cookie cutter lift block crap and save for a decent lift. Icon, Pure, or Carli. Guys spending 50k+ on a truck and putting a $300 lift block kit makes no sense. You probably spend more than that in fuel in a month. Jmo.
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I would stay away from the cookie cutter lift block crap and save for a decent lift. Icon, Pure, or Carli. Guys spending 50k+ on a truck and putting a $300 lift block kit makes no sense. You probably spend more than that in fuel in a month. Jmo.
I agree for a 4 inch lift, but a 2 inch level is just a little bigger stock set up. readylift makes great products that are all about keeping stock geometry. I agree if you want an ebay kit on there tho. But my dealer will warranty the whole driveline if a level kit is used and installed by them. but a lift kit will void all ball joints,u joints etc. just one more thing to think about!!
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