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The best leveling kit for 7.3

I have a 2002 7.3 crewcab superduty and trying to figure out the best 2 or 2.5" leveling kit without making the ride too stiff. Any opinions would be appreciated
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I used the add a leaf type and didn't notice and difference in ride. Cheapo from eBay. Only negative is they came unpainted so I had to sand and spray them.

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I'd go 2" I put a 3" shackle and hanger kit on my 2000 and now I am lifting the rear cuz I'm outta level the opposite way now. I would recommend pmf for top quality components.
Pics of my truck are in the wheels and tire forum under 22.5 super singles if you wanna see how outta level I am now.

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I recommend you cut the tap dancing and go straight to the 4" lift kit and be done with it.

My first lift was hangers/add-a-leaf. The hangers worked as advertised. The add-a-leaf took the spongy feel out of the front, but the ends dug into the main leaf, not good. I eventually canned the entire set up for some Pro-Comp springs front and rear that I should have bought from the begining.

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Depending on the amount of lift you want the best riding kits will be either hanger kits or a mini spring to 2.5"
Hangers for a level kit 2-3"
Mini spring packs can reuse stock length shocks, hangers need longer.
Both kits require a adj track bar to recenter your axle.

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Have you measured to see what height you need?

Best ride quality will always be from using a V code factory spring. You can get a hanger lift in 2,3 and 4.5" which will enhance the ride quality by giving additional travel.

If you want new springs and 2" and the best ride quality get X code springs will ride better than any lift spring.

As always a 2" lift needs longer shocks and requires a adj track bar or a correctly made drop bracket to correct the axle that has now shifted 1/2-3/4" per 2" of lift. Its geometry.. a science. The axle shifting will side load your spring bushings which will cause premature failure and doglegging.

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