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Old 07-13-2012, 03:39 PM
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Less lift save more $$? (leveling an f-250)

Hey guys,

i've tried doing my homework but im lookin to get some more specific knowledge. Be easy on me, im new to the SDs as an ex duramax guy. Moved to an 01 7.3 f-250 after the injectors on my 01 duramax started to go, figured id rather make small payments every month on a nicer truck with less miles then shove $3-4000 into the duramax all at once (couldn't afford to anyway, the thing always broke down and ran me near broke). I know all about leveling a dmax and nothing about a SD.

Gettin to the point, I want my front to sit just a little higher than current but not higher than the back, and if possible done cheaply with no ride quality sufferin, I don't need much but a better stance sittin on 265s, should a 1.5 shackle lift have me sittin where I want without needing shocks or track bar fussin? Most people on here discuss 2' or more of lift so I didn't find much info but im hoping this minor 1.5 lift will avoid the extra hassles... Eventually I'd like to do procomp 22210s with 350 blocks and 33 tires but im assuming thats currently outta reach because it will require new shocks, track bar, be much harder to install, and reduce mpgs is that correct?

Here is the 1.5 kit im lookin at
Ford Super Duty 1.5" Front Lift Shackle Leveling Kit | eBay

truck is currently stock, thanks in advance.

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Old 07-13-2012, 04:25 PM
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the shackle lift is very simple, dosnt require alot to perform and wont change factory ride quality. also if in the future, you can add an hanger lift to the shackle and maintain ride. as far a larger tire combo, there is a fine line what can be done with out sacrificing mileage. a 33, with say 3.73 gears driven on hi way, shouldnt suffer much.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:00 AM
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Sounds good to me! Any 2nd opinions out there?
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All I could think of is...I just tossed a 6" lift on my'04 dually yesterday. So if you ate looking for a leveling kit, I'm going to be selling mine. Its the under spring pack. 2". With it i was able to run 35-12.50 with no rubbing. Very simple instal also.
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