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ebay leveling kit with drop...?

FORD SUPERDUTY F250-F350 1999-04 LEVELING KIT 3.0" - eBay (item 250717739472 end time Dec-26-10 04:45:21 PST)

Is this leveling kit any good? Do you have to get an adjustable track bar or can you just get a drop bracket or something like what is in this kit? Thanks.

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I would highly recommend not getting a kit like that. It's little more than just adding a block to the front. You would definitely need something to correct your angles though. Your truck will be all over the road if you don't.

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Just from the research I have done,this is a very hard question to answer. But thats for a 2.5 kit. Thats the first I have seen go to 3" for a leveling kit. Anyways, It depends who you talk to. I have talked to several suspension companies that say you do not BUT there is a couple venders on here that will say that you will. I ordered a 2.5 from a conpany that says I don't so I will let you know when it gets here on how it goes.

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Deaver spring will tell you never go over 2.5" using a mini spring back and IMO spacers used for a track bar bracket is unsafe..Also mini spring packs should be made from spring steel and ends should be mitered as all springs are..

We sell Deaver and Icon kits complete with a adj track bar to recenter the axle as it WILL shift 1/2-3/4" unless your springs have sagged the amount your lifting.

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It didn't really sink in untill you mentioned the sagging leaf springs. You have a bar going from one side of the truck to the other side of the truck(trac bar) As you raise the truck (from nothing to any thing) it pulls that trac bar and since it doesn't give it pulls what ever it is hooked to (the front end) with it. So it will pull it side ways.Sorry this is such a crude description but thats the way my siple brain works

Ok, My question is now...Leveling kit on and truck now sitting assembled and on flat level surface. I am ready to put my adjustable trac bar back on. How do I measure or where do I measure to know how to adjust the bar? Is it where it is sitting on level ground just align the holes and bolt it up? Thanks

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Drive your truck back 20' then forward to settle the suspension. Install track bar with the truck on the ground without any preload and Tq. Measure to check axle for being centered and adjust bar if required..
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