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Do i need a leveling kit?

Hey im putting 35 12.5 20 toyo mts on my truck i want to know what leving kit i need if needed. and if i do what brand is good to run with a 780 pound plow?
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bumped up come on i need this help.

1997 350 7.3 dump truck/Work Truck
2008 350 Reg Cab
H an S 300 tune
Flo pro egr delete with elbow
Flo pro 5 inch turbo back
s an b intake
Cat ELC
Ready Lift 3.5 sst kit
20inch Platinum wheels
Much more to come!
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I have readyLift's leveling kit and it claims to clear 35s with minor modifications. The inner fender (plastic) needs to be "pulled back" by owner fab'ed metal pieces.
Looks like its going to be awfully tight though. I've heard 325/60/18 (34.5) will clear better than 35s.

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I have readyLift's leveling kit and it claims to clear 35s with minor modifications. The inner fender (plastic) needs to be "pulled back" by owner fab'ed metal pieces.
Looks like its going to be awfully tight though. I've heard 325/60/18 (34.5) will clear better than 35s.
I don't want to mislead anyone... I still have stock rims and tires and have not personally mounted 35s or the 325/60s

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If you are gonna plow with it get the Icon kit

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but isnt the icon kit for a 250 i cant have it sag that much.

1997 350 7.3 dump truck/Work Truck
2008 350 Reg Cab
H an S 300 tune
Flo pro egr delete with elbow
Flo pro 5 inch turbo back
s an b intake
Cat ELC
Ready Lift 3.5 sst kit
20inch Platinum wheels
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250 and 350 use the same kit

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ARP studs and OEM gaskets done by Renegade Diesel
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http://nolimitfabrication.com/
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but a 350 have stiffer srpings plus i have the plow pack coils i just cant have it be softer.

1997 350 7.3 dump truck/Work Truck
2008 350 Reg Cab
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830 bucks for icon. no way i can swing that.

1997 350 7.3 dump truck/Work Truck
2008 350 Reg Cab
H an S 300 tune
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s an b intake
Cat ELC
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but a 350 have stiffer srpings plus i have the plow pack coils i just cant have it be softer.
A 350 doesnt necessarily have stiffer springs. The spring rate will have no effect on most leveling kits anyway. Call Truck toyz and talk to them

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2006 F250 ECSB Lariat 4x4

Leveling kit, 315/70/17 Kelly TSRs on Method race wheels
ARP studs and OEM gaskets done by Renegade Diesel
ECM and Atlas 40 FICM tuned by Bill at PHP SCT tunes by Truck Source Diesel. Gearhead, Innovative, Wildman and Tyrant diesel
Flowmaster/MBRP Hybrid Exhaust
Edge Insight CTS
Coolant filter
Bulletproof diesel FICM EGR Delete, Oil Cooler and Water Pump, and Light bar.
Dually LED lights from Stealth Automotive/Xpedition Outfitters
No Limit Fab 6.0 Cold Air Intake
http://www.bulletproofdiesel.com/default.asp
http://nolimitfabrication.com/
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