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Old 04-29-2012, 12:58 PM Rookie

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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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Old 04-29-2012, 01:19 PM
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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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Old 04-30-2012, 04:13 PM

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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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Old 04-30-2012, 07:26 PM
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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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Old 05-01-2012, 06:05 AM
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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.

We have all, PM if we can help.

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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