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Old 10-08-2007, 08:33 AM
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Level or lift? ...too many choices.

I'm going to put 315's on my 01 F250 CC Long box. I have researched this project extensively and am still as confused as ever.

Pro's and con's for leveling:
May be able to fit 315's with the right leveling kit and a little trimming. Maybe not on stock rims.

Save a little money.

Stock ride quality mostly

Safer

tows better which is what I use this truck for mostly.

Pro's and con's for a 4 inch lift:
Looks good, maybe looks better. Opinions are wanted!

More spendy, especially for the ones that are supposed to ride better (Donahoe, Revtek)

Can definately fit 315's.

Won't tow/haul as well/much (only what I've heard, your opinion is wanted)

Slighly less safe than a leveling kit due to higher CG.



I've been contemplating this for months. If anyone has any good side shots of a lift vs level, I'd love to see them.

Thanks.
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Old 10-08-2007, 08:34 AM
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If you tow Alot then just level it or even leave it at stock height if ur pullin a 5'er.
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ive towed with my truck with no problem i also see a lot of lifted rigs towing 5th wheels.... i say lift it you can always add some air bags if you had to....
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Yeah Raul but not lifted as big as ur rig. U cant pull a 5er
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:11 AM
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I don't ever plan on towing a 5th wheeler, just boats, maybe a travel trailer in a few years, random chevy here and there, but no 5th wheeler.

I'll probably opt for the 4 inch, I just go back and forth. A lot of it has to do with money, but I plan on keeping this truck for at least ten years so I want to do it right.

Next question: Donahoe, Superlift or Revtek? Revtek is made in the Pacific Northwest so I'll probably go that route, but all opinions are welcome.
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:28 AM
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I am super pleased with my 3.5" fabtech hanger and shackle lift. I have an f-350 block and an add a leaf for the rear to level it back up. It still rides like new and i have had no problems clearing 35" on 18" wheels with 4.5" backspacing. I have not problems towing either. Just another option for ya. I will get some pics posted soon, but it looks like the I have a big load on in the rear, as I havent had a chance to get the rear lifted yet.
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:59 AM
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Yeah Raul but not lifted as big as ur rig. U cant pull a 5er
lol well my buddy has a 07 350 dually rasied 8" and hauls a 45ft 5th wheel toy hauler....

oh and if your only going with Donahoe, superlift, or Revtek... i would choose Donahoe... by far one of the best lift kits out their for our trucks... PM Shawn (dieselman77) about the Donahoe and hel hook you up..... he is a site vendor
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I am wondering if anyone has used this leveling kit 2000-2004 Ford F250 / F350 Super Duty 4wd - 2.5 Leveling Kit - 229593 | $249.95 or one similar? If so please could I see some pics of how the springs look cuz thats my main concern. I don't want my springs looking like they do now. You know stock and like straight almost doubled over. My other question would be could I get away with stock shocks on a 4" lift kit? thanks
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:12 AM
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Oh yeah and this is the 4" lift kit Parts Bin - Auto Parts and Accessories Catalog - tuf24955 2000 ford f-250_super_duty suspension_lift_kit tuff_country - 2000 Ford
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I think the leveling kit is perfect but you may need the 4" block kit for the rear if you have the 2" ones now. I'm going with the Jack It kit myself for my dually eventually but the TC kit sure looks well built. BTW, the 315/75/16's are a 34.6" tire and the 295's are a 33" size. Both seem to be common but the 2.5" kits seem to go better with the 33" or 295/75/16's. I like having the articulation and no rubbing so I'm looking at the 295's myself. Check out Truck Toyz's website for tons of pics of trucks with both lift types as well as many up to 12.5" high.

FWIW, I ran an 8.5" Pro Comp kit on my 99.5 with a 10,000# pull behind camper with no problems. The 37" tires helped EGT's rise faster but it was completely manageable. Below is a pic lf my hitch setup. It was a 14" drop and I had to reinforce my hitch on the truck to keep it from flexing.





Good luck.

Dave
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