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Old 07-16-2012, 02:21 PM
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best way to level 04 f250

Was wondering what the best way to level out a 2004 ford f250 is. I plow with it in the winter but I would prefer to keep the ride quality close to normal because it is a work truck as well as a every day driver.
It has leafs in the front. Feel free to post links to what you guys bought as well.

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Old 07-16-2012, 06:01 PM
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i have recently purchased a like vehicle, i am between spending big money for a coilover conversion, or just doing a shackle/ hanger lift with the stock leafs. by doing the second, i can achive upto 4" with very minimal work. you can look for a shackle hanger up front, and a shackle flip for the rear, and all stock ride is achieved, the only added pieces will be shocks, and an adjustable track bar. if you choose a similar route, be cautious of how the track bar is handled. you DO NOT want a drop bracket if the pitman arm is untouched, if a drop pitman arm is recommended, then a track bar drop bracket needs to match. keeping the track bar and steering arm in line is the key to no bumpsteer.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:00 AM
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When I leveled mine I just put the spring pack under the front springs. Ride did not change at all. I.just took it all off though in favor of a 6" lift.
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If its a 4x4..

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. They are made for plowing.

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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Old 07-17-2012, 09:19 AM
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Another concideration would be a Deaver Mini Spring Pack for the front of your Super Duty!
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:29 AM
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Another concideration would be a Deaver Mini Spring Pack for the front of your Super Duty!
That's what I did. Sittin on the shelf now. Going to list it in the classifieds here shortly.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:44 AM
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Sorry I missed it! It is a nice, cost effective option!
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You can also level the truck by loading the bed. Lumber or gravel works well.
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