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Old 07-27-2011, 06:53 PM
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Question on leveling kit

Hey guys
I have a 99 ford SD diesel 4x4. I am tired of the low front high back look and I just want to level it out. I don't plan on adding any bigger tires I just bought new 265s so even if I do it wont be over a 285/16
Anyway i have a new 2 inch shackle lift I got from a buddy who worked at ford. They got a truck on trade and the shackles were under the seat. made for my year truck. There isa guy selling this other leveling kit in my area. Looks to be a set of really short leaf spring blocks but looks to me they are for the front. Now i always thought the rule was no lift blocks for the front springs but these look liek they have locating pins etc. I provided a link.

Ford F250 F350 Leveling Lift Kit 99-04

So which would you do if you only wanted to level the truck out. The lift "block/short spring" kit or the old shackle lift.
Would either kit require me to do a realignment? i assume yes since I ma changing the geometry of the axle/springs/steering etc.

Thanks for any help
Rob
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The link picture looks like a Deaver or icon kit..if thats what you end up with..best quality. You can reuse your stock length shocks and will not change the ride quality.

A shackle kit will ride a little better as you have more compression travel but needs longer shocks.

Both require a adj track bar to recenter the axle.

Make sure your hanger kit freebie has front hangers and rear shackles..if just the rears..throw away.
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i am pretty sure that is the same leveling kit that i am looking to get off of ebay. Suspension specialists make these also. I am just unsure if I need the 2 inches of list or they also offer a 2.7 inch one.
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The link picture looks like a Deaver or icon kit..if thats what you end up with..best quality. You can reuse your stock length shocks and will not change the ride quality.

A shackle kit will ride a little better as you have more compression travel but needs longer shocks.

Both require a adj track bar to recenter the axle.

Make sure your hanger kit freebie has front hangers and rear shackles..if just the rears..throw away.
its just the rear shackles. it was in a box said 2 inch lift 99-02 F250 super duty. I guess i am gonna go buy the other kit and see where I can get a adjustable track bar.
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Did you get that leveling kit yet because I am looking to get the same one?
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No haven't gotten it yet. i am looking for the adjustable track bar first. Depending on how much that costs i may or may not do it. I don't wanna spend a ton of money on a 2 inch lift.
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Here is a company that sells the leveling kit and adjustable track bar and it is not too bad of a price. You could just buy the track bar too I believe if you still wanted to get that other leveling kit off craigs list.

99 - 04 F250/F350 TRUCKS 4x4 w/ADJUSTABLE TRACK BAR
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