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Old 03-09-2014, 04:36 AM
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Coming from a lifetime of Dodges to a 2014 F350 Platinum and have a couple questions.
I had the dealer swap tires to 35" Toyo Mud and they fit fine with no rubbing but the truck needs to be leveled off. On the Dodge I could just put 2" coil spring spacers and nothing else but the Fords seem to need a little more.
Can y'all please point me in the right direction of what all I need for a 2" leveling kit?

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Old 03-09-2014, 04:42 AM
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No you can just put the spacers if you want thats the cheap option. Some of the better options will include alignment caster cams to get the lost caster back. If you know for sure you don't want to lift it higher in the future I would spent a little more and get a really good leveling kit like this one. ICON 2005+ Duty F250 / F350 2.5" Lift Coil-Spring / Alignment Cam Kit
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Coming from a lifetime of Dodges to a 2014 F350 Platinum and have a couple questions.
I had the dealer swap tires to 35" Toyo Mud and they fit fine with no rubbing but the truck needs to be leveled off. On the Dodge I could just put 2" coil spring spacers and nothing else but the Fords seem to need a little more.
Can y'all please point me in the right direction of what all I need for a 2" leveling kit?

If this has been topic that has been coverd a million times I am sorry.
If you want a leveled look with no rake and do to want to mess with the rear... All u need is 1.5" spacer up front. Your body line is leveled all the way across from front to back, however your wheel well openings are 1" more in the front then the rear measureing off that body line with a tape or your eyes looking at truck from side. If u put a 2.5" up front the rear will look low....it really isn't but with the extra 1" cut out from the front fender well it makes it look that way.


NEVERMIND! Just saw it was a f350! A 2.5" up front would look GREAT!
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And am I correct that a 2-2.5 lift will be more than enough clearance for the 35's? They seem to clear good with stock suspension but I haven't been off road yet.
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Correct, a 35x12.5 will clear on stock suspension...just keep in mind they will rub radius arm at full turn but that's it
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Leveled and unfortunately muddy.

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Thanks for the replies.
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well what kit did you go with.
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BDS 2" lower blocks with cam adjustment, have an appointment Thursday morning at a alignment shop. Truck is handling just the same as before the minor lift, time will tell but I usually trade the trucks off just before a 100k, about a year and a half. I also got the Bilstein shocks instead of the shock extender.
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