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Need Help With Lowering 05 2wd F250!

Hey guys, im new to the site and have been searching for weeks for information on lowering my truck. I have a 2005 6.0 f250 2wd and just lowered the back with a DJM hanger kit and now im stuck on what to do with the front end because now it sits higher than the back. Im only looking for about a 1.5" to 2" drop up front and pretty much the only option that i can find to lower the front end is the 3" drop DJM Dream Beams. I have heard of some people swapping out their coil springs with either v10 springs or 5.4L gasser springs to get about a 1.75" drop but i need to know what spring code to order (dealership tells me there are many different spring options with different spring codes/ratings). My front spring code is "II", is it possible to just find a "lighter duty" OEM spring that will help drop the front end a bit? If anyone has swapped out their front coil springs or has any other information that would help me out here i would greatly appreciate it!
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Yes i did, I ended up calling suspensionmax.com and they happened to have 2" drop springs for the front in stock so I went that route. Thanks a lot though

*2005 6.0 F250 2wd single cab short bed
*03 turbo, SCT tuner, 4" side exit exhaust, DJM rear hanger kit, 3" front drop springs
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How does your truck ride now compared to before the front springs and rear hanger kit? I am curious because I have an 05 F250 CC 6.0L and I don't like the factory rake look but hate to ruin the decent ride that I currently have.
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How does your truck ride now compared to before the front springs and rear hanger kit? I am curious because I have an 05 F250 CC 6.0L and I don't like the factory rake look but hate to ruin the decent ride that I currently have.
Honestly I couldnt tell much of a difference in the ride quality after I lowered it. I expected it to ride rough but its really not bad at all in my opinion. Belle tire had quite the time getting it aligned properly up front after the spring install but they eventually figured it out. The hanger is adjustable (3 holes to choose from to put the leaf spring in) which is nice. I have mine in the middle hole right now and the[IMG][/IMG] back sits a couple inches higher than the front. I'll try to get a pic up if my computer lets me.


*2005 6.0 F250 2wd single cab short bed
*03 turbo, SCT tuner, 4" side exit exhaust, DJM rear hanger kit, 3" front drop springs

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Your truck looks sweet. I bet it will roast those tires. I'm leaning toward just getting the back of my truck down to make it level. Maybe getting some 20's or 22's. The factory wheels on the rear of mine are tucked so far under the bedside that I'm wondering if I'll need a wider wheel on the rear or if a set of 9" wide wheels all around will do the trick. Are your tires a heavy ply...like 8 or 10 ply?
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Your truck looks sweet. I bet it will roast those tires. I'm leaning toward just getting the back of my truck down to make it level. Maybe getting some 20's or 22's. The factory wheels on the rear of mine are tucked so far under the bedside that I'm wondering if I'll need a wider wheel on the rear or if a set of 9" wide wheels all around will do the trick. Are your tires a heavy ply...like 8 or 10 ply?
Thanks man, it's a fun truck. Just doing the hanger kit would definitely level it right out and save you some money. I like the way the 22's look on my truck but the tires and rims came off of a lifted 4x4 excursion so the tires actually stick out of the fender wells because of the offset and the fact that they are 305's on an 11.5" wide rim. As far as ply goes, im not real sure besides the fact that they are rated as "extra load."

*2005 6.0 F250 2wd single cab short bed
*03 turbo, SCT tuner, 4" side exit exhaust, DJM rear hanger kit, 3" front drop springs
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Looks good! So you basically have a Super Duty Diesel Lightning there!

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