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Help Me I'm confused

Hey guys, alright so i recently bought a 2012 f250 sd, ccsb,fx4 and i really want to put a leveling kit on the front to bring the front up a little and to fit the pro comp xtreme mud terrain tires that are 305/70/18's with BMF Novakanes, but there are so many different kits that i don't know which way is up now, the tires are 35" tall and about 12.5 wide, and the rims are 18x9
so here is my question will a spacer work for what i want to do or do I need a kit that comes with all new springs and stuff. It is going to be driven on pavement mosly and maybe a couple of trips to the sand and snow a year. So no heavy duty off roading. I don't want or have a bunch of money to be throwing down on this but i could save fore a while if need be. i don't want any rubbing of the tires but don't want the cheapest things just to get me by. I don't want to loose the integrity of my truck for a POS leveling kit. Thanks for your help
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I would look at rough country there pretty cheap, same with procomp
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If I were you, I'd get a coil spacer, then get some longer shocks for the front instead of a shock extension. If you want a better ride, Carli makes a nice starter system with progressive rate coils. How much you want to spend? That's what will answer the question


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Hey guys, alright so i recently bought a 2012 f250 sd, ccsb,fx4 and i really want to put a leveling kit on the front to bring the front up a little and to fit the pro comp xtreme mud terrain tires that are 305/70/18's with BMF Novakanes, but there are so many different kits that i don't know which way is up now, the tires are 35" tall and about 12.5 wide, and the rims are 18x9
so here is my question will a spacer work for what i want to do or do I need a kit that comes with all new springs and stuff. It is going to be driven on pavement mosly and maybe a couple of trips to the sand and snow a year. So no heavy duty off roading. I don't want or have a bunch of money to be throwing down on this but i could save fore a while if need be. i don't want any rubbing of the tires but don't want the cheapest things just to get me by. I don't want to loose the integrity of my truck for a POS leveling kit. Thanks for your help
It all depends on what you're doing. If you're pretty happy with the stock ride, I'd recommend grabbing our leveling kit. You get some linear rate coils that will give you 2.5" of front lift, caster correction shims to correct alignment, an adjustable track bar to recenter your axle and a set of bilstein 5100s. The ride and control will be improved along with your steering feel and 35" tires will fit great so long as you keep a reasonable backspacing on your wheels (5-5.5"). It cost more than the "POS" leveling systems but will be right the first time. The price is $890 for your truck.


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