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Stock Vs. Leveled.....everything else the same.

stock everything picture compared to a leveled, otherwise stock truck.
both pics are a lil dark, and from my camera phone, but you should be able to see the difference. The first pic is the 1st day I bought the truck, the second pic was this morning before going to class. Hopefully this will help someones decision on whether to buy a leveling kit or spring for something bigger. I'm happy with this right now, and have to be until I get out of school and can afford to go bigger.
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I like the leveled pic

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I like em both, the leveled version more obviously. I thought it might help someone out if they can see a direct comparison between the two, I know it woulda made my decision alot easier.

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Leveled mine and like it, only issue is my 1999.5 springs are getting old and when I haul a heavy trailer (horse) the back end will sit lower then the front.

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Is that a 2 inch or 2.5 inch leveling kit
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its Skyjackers 2.5 coil lift in the front and an add-a-leaf in th rear

heres a pic leveled plus wheels and tires to finish to looks change of the truck......whitelongbed on here sold me the wheels and tires....new center caps are on their way for the wheels now.
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Actually you guys might be able to help me out. I have a 99' 250 2wd. Just put on a leveling kit from fat bob's garage.com . The first day I put it on the wheels were horribly cambered inward. I figured this might be normal and called up the site just to check. The tech told me I just need to have it realigned and maybe have some camber sleeves put in. Took it to my local diesel/4x4 shop. They had it for about a day but the front isnt totally fixed. The tech at the shop told me he couldnt put in camber sleeves and that the wheels would never be completely straight. After I picked up the truck I drove it home and it pulled hard right every time I hit the brakes. Now after having it in a second time it stills pulls and the tech said he's done all he can with that particular kit. I got the idea from the kit from another on here that said he had installed the same kit no problem.
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I havent ever put a leveling kit in a 2wd but i've had that the pulling hard to the right when hiting the brakes in a 1999 4x4 f350 dually it was the thing that pushed the brakes out when you hit the pedal. it was the one on the left side it had stoped working and only the right side was engaging
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Actually you guys might be able to help me out. I have a 99' 250 2wd. Just put on a leveling kit from fat bob's garage.com . The first day I put it on the wheels were horribly cambered inward. I figured this might be normal and called up the site just to check. The tech told me I just need to have it realigned and maybe have some camber sleeves put in. Took it to my local diesel/4x4 shop. They had it for about a day but the front isnt totally fixed. The tech at the shop told me he couldnt put in camber sleeves and that the wheels would never be completely straight. After I picked up the truck I drove it home and it pulled hard right every time I hit the brakes. Now after having it in a second time it stills pulls and the tech said he's done all he can with that particular kit. I got the idea from the kit from another on here that said he had installed the same kit no problem.
Try putting bigger cams in it. Prolly 2 degrees. I think you can go as far as 3.5 degrees but then your lookin at rubbin knuckles. I'd take it somewhere else.

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