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Carli 2.5" Springs with Factory Shocks

I know this sounds a little goofy but hear me out first. I'm looking to put a leveling kit on my 2011 F250 and I need to do it on a budget. I'm only looking to do a 2.5" leveling kit and I know I could get a spacer kit pretty cheap, but my truck rides really rough with it having both the snow plow package and the camper package. So my thought was to buy a coil spring leveling kit such as Carli, but instead of getting new shocks I would just get shock extenders to use the factory shocks. I can't afford really good shocks right now and I find it pointless to waste money on cheap shocks. So I figure I would use the factory ones until I can save up more money for a really good set. And when I say really good shocks, I'm referring to the fox shocks that come with the Carli commuter system. I know the ride won't be great, but it's got to be better than factory, right? What go you guys think, any better ideas?
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I know this sounds a little goofy but hear me out first. I'm looking to put a leveling kit on my 2011 F250 and I need to do it on a budget. I'm only looking to do a 2.5" leveling kit and I know I could get a spacer kit pretty cheap, but my truck rides really rough with it having both the snow plow package and the camper package. So my thought was to buy a coil spring leveling kit such as Carli, but instead of getting new shocks I would just get shock extenders to use the factory shocks. I can't afford really good shocks right now and I find it pointless to waste money on cheap shocks. So I figure I would use the factory ones until I can save up more money for a really good set. And when I say really good shocks, I'm referring to the fox shocks that come with the Carli commuter system. I know the ride won't be great, but it's got to be better than factory, right? What go you guys think, any better ideas?
With extenders you should be good in the interim. I would also do the hardware kit that comes with the brake line extensions and the caster shims to get that out of the way. And I would also recommend doing the track bar now. That will keep you from causing excessive wear to the ball joint on the axle. Also you won't have to revisit the alignment shop later since you would just be changing shocks.



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