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Old 10-16-2007, 09:30 AM
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2" front lift for 2wd

I had planned to complete a 2" front coil lift on my truck this past weekend. I got started, but didn't get the job done.
In order to do the lift, I've got to get the front tires of the ground at least 3" in order to make the change and get the tires back on when finished. That's pretty high when using jacks and jack stands. I don't have a frame lift available to me.
Anyway, I was not pleased with the stability of the truck and subsequently, my safety working on the suspension under those conditions. Therefore, I put it off until this coming weekend when I'll have better equipment to work with.
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:31 AM
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definately safety first man be carefull
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Old 11-27-2007, 05:01 PM
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how did your lift install go?

Just wanted to check with you to see how your lift install went? I have an 02 F350 2wd longbed crew cab and I would love to get rid of the nose down sled look. Did you buy the daystar 2" coil spacers?
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i believe he bought a full replacement coil.... not sure.... . def safety first...
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Old 11-27-2007, 07:01 PM
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Im interested in seeing the new face lift! I am going to put a leveling kit on my 2wd, but heard that you need to get an alignment often afterwards, so I figured Id do it at the same time as new tires/rims.
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Old 11-27-2007, 07:21 PM
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did the same with mine....had to put everything back on and do it a week later at a friends house with taller jackstands, 2 heavyduty jacks, and a stronger impact wrench. BUT with the correct tools it took half the time after knowing what needed to be done.

My alignment seems fine, but my steering wheel is ****ed a lil to the left, thats what I think needs to be corrected. I need to talk to someone again how to do it.....a guy here was gonna tell me, but I forgot to have him tell me before leaving after checking tire prices.....I tend to do that!
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:25 AM
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Lift is done

I completed the lift with a minimum of difficulty. Safety is the key element here. I had extra jack stands, and I never removed the floor jack from under the truck.
Aside from that, it was an easy install. I went with the 2" cushion that goes on the bottom perch. The instructions were accurate and very straight forward. I didn't have a spring compressor, but used a small scissor jack to extend the bottom control arm enough to get the spring back in after installing the cushion.

An alignment was necessary after the install, due to a negative camber on the front tires. It looked a little like the back wheels of an old Volkswagen, but not that severe.

Bottom line is, it could have used a 3" lift to make it perfectly level. It still sits about 1.5 in low in the nose, but a whole lot better.
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:28 AM
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be safe when doing it man!! i want to add a 1 inch ad a lef. i have a snow plow kit on my truck from the factory and next to my dads powerstroke which is the same everything but that snow plow kit i sit half a mirror higher than him but when i get that plow on the front of my truck it sags the front end down so bad it looks like chit. so i want to get it leveled out!! got any suggestions??
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:32 AM
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Got any pics of the front end?
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:08 PM
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Unfortunately I didn't take any. It was so straight forward, I really didn't think to take them. I used the 2" lift kit from Fat Bob's. There are others out there, and I think they are pretty typical.
Like I said, It really could have used a 3" lift, but I wasn't able to find one. I'm still about 1.5" low in front, but even the 2" made a big difference. I run 285's on the truck, and the lift makes it look pretty good.
Next is a DP Tuner with 40 & 60 tow, 80 econo, and maybe an idle setting. My buddy's got a Cummins with a rump-rump-rump idle that's cool.
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