Problem w/ new leveling kit...Rear is sagging - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Suspension & Steering Discuss OEM & aftermarket suspension, lifts, air ride suspension, shocks, steering components, etc.

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-26-2007, 01:40 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 19
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Problem w/ new leveling kit...Rear is sagging

I just got a pro comp leveling kit for my 2004 F250 4x4 CC WB. They told me it would be level. Problem is the front is now higher than the back. The guy at 4 Wheel Parts said the front springs would soften up within 1 month and the truck would be level. I don't believe it. Anyone have the same problem I have? Should I add a block or add a leaf in the back? I really appreciate any help! Thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 01-02-2008, 01:45 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
It does settle in a couple months depending on use of truck
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 01-02-2008, 02:29 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: DFW
Posts: 301
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i saw in an older post that it will settle. but im not sure....here is a bump for you maybe Raul from stealth will see this im sure he knows.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 01-02-2008, 02:41 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: chrisman,ill
Posts: 738
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
yes it will settle . I added a block to the back to give the rack back for pulling trailers.with the front higher it doesnt look as bad as stock..I beleive your truck has a 2" block in the rear you could take that out and put in a 3" block with out changing anything else..then when it settles it will not be very noticeable..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 01-02-2008, 02:00 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 147
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i agree with rednekexprez, it will settle and you have 1 7/8 inch blocks on the back. mine has leaf's up front and mine wasn't level when i got it. (i bought it used, and it already had the leveling kit) so i bought 3 inch fabtech lift blocks. they're heavy as crap and they have a slight angle in them for the driveshaft/pinion angle correction. it now sit's level. i also found out my rear shocks are nonexistant. oh well, i'll replace them when i get the money.

hope this helps,

bishop
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 01-08-2008, 01:15 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Gladstone, MB
Posts: 269
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i have the same leveling kit as you (installed it back in october) and the front still sits higher - doesn't look like it's going down any time soon.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 01-08-2008, 01:27 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 147
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by magnumpeei View Post
i have the same leveling kit as you (installed it back in october) and the front still sits higher - doesn't look like it's going down any time soon.
did you add anything to the rear?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 01-08-2008, 01:52 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Beaumont, Texas
Posts: 1,527
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Please clarify something.... did you get a leveling kit that involved new additional springs?? new shackles?? or shackle mounts?? If you added or switched the front springs then yes, it will settle. If you just changed the mounting point of the original springs, by shackles or leaf mounts, then it isn't going to settle because the settling has already occurred a few months after the truck was new.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 01-08-2008, 02:39 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Gladstone, MB
Posts: 269
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by marinepowerstroke View Post
did you add anything to the rear?
nope, she's stock.

and the pro comp kit uses new springs - no add-a-leafs or shackles or anything like that.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 01-08-2008, 04:00 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Beaumont, Texas
Posts: 1,527
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Then it will settle some.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors