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Old 09-15-2011, 03:46 AM
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New 2011 Leveling

Hello!

Just picked up my 2011 F350 CC 6.7L Yesterday. Certainly noticed the significant factory rake due to the rear suspension blocks. Especially compared to my F250 which only had about a 1" difference between front and back. The nose is definitely lower to the ground.

The new truck has the 20" wheel package.

After some research, I am considering a mild 2" lift in the front using something like the BMF 2 Inch Leveling Spacer Kit. I don't plan on ever running 37" tires. MAYBE I would swap the stocks for a 35" tire but probably not.

I have read that the trac-bar needs to be extended with some lifts - would a 2" lift like this in the front require the track-bar to be lengthened? Appears these spacers just bolt to the axle under the spring.

Note that I would rather NOT go to a 2.5" kit. I want a little rake.

Other option would be to swap the rear blocks with the shorter ones but that might introduce other issues. I read that Ford had a TSB with a long list of things to modify for owners who needed the 2" rear blocks on the F350.

I'm just trying to level the thing slightly with the least amount of modifications and ramifications.


Thanks!

Jeff
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:03 AM
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Cheap..just drop the rear..doing a front lift correctly costs $$ , adj track bar and castor shims have to be used.
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:18 AM
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Thanks for the info. Yeah I have been researching the forums for two days. My 2009 F250 seems like it sat much higher in the front than the 2011 F350 - in fact I am positive it did. Not sure why. I don't think the 350 "appears" lower in front because the back has the 4" blocks, I think it really sits lower. I could be crazy?

In any case, I did see that even a 2" front lift would required a caster adjustment and adjustable track bar to do the job right.

Maybe lowering the back to 2" blocks will swing the front end off the ground a bit?

Do I need to worry about shorter shocks in the rear, etc? I thought I read somewhere that there were a few things that needed to be done to drop it 2".

Thanks for the help.
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:42 AM
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Lowering won't affect the front enough to matter..rear make sure you have 5" min of shock shaft showing. You need 3-4" min shaft once its lowered showing.
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