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post #1 of 5 Old 10-22-2013, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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1.5 inch add-a-leaf?

I have a 1997 7.3L ford f250 4wd that is completely stock. I talked my dad into ordering me a leveling kit (im 16) and he ordered a 1.5 inch tuff country add a leaf. I think it will still be nose diving once we add it and I thought we needed a 3 inch because the front is 3 inches lower. Im no genius so Im not sure. I would also like to add 33inch toyo open country mt's and Im not sure. Help me out? thanks
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I've got a tuff country on mine, if you have worn springs it won't level out but it will raise it a good bit. Also makes the ride rougher. I fit my buddies 31's on my truck, that's the biggest I've ever run

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well right now I already have 31s and they are kinda close. but im hoping this will allow me to fit 33s
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thats all your going to get out of the ttb, anything more than 2" is going to require drop brackets in the center.

with a add a leaf up front it is going to ride harsh btw....the ttb(said you had a 250) leafs are already negative arc, which is normal for ttb.

honestly if you want more lift i would start looking for a dana 60 and do a RSK, if you cant find one PMF makes a RSK that is offset to allow you to bolt in a superduty dana 50/60 from a 99-04, then you can run the better superduty springs or F350 front springs

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I used a add a leaf years ago and it was horrible. It made the suspension so stiff that the frame was more flexible. I soon had dents behind the cab from the bed hitting it from frame flex. It raises it alright but WOW was it stiff.

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