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Old 04-14-2014, 02:39 AM
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Lift kit plus coil spacers?

Just installed a 6" rough country kit on my 2008 F350 and the front sits a tiny bit lower than the back does. I like the look of a perfectly level truck and I don't haul or tow anything except for my bass amp once in a while. Can I throw some fabtech coil spacers up front to level it out without messing up the steering geometry too much? I saw that there's some 1/4" spacers on the market and that might be all I need. I still have to throw a tape measure on it to make sure, but it doesn't need much.
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:52 PM
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Yea you can do that. I'm assuming you already have a trackbar drop down bracket. There is some fudge room in there. What you want to look at is the drag link angle compared to the track bar angle. Tie a string to the centerline of the axles ball joint (about 1" down from the top of it)and take string up to the top pivot bolt of the trackbar.
You want these geometry to be the same to keep from having bump steer.

Other way you can tell if geometry is off is: Bump Steer. Lol
Yea you should be fine another inch, I'm up 7" with a 6" drop down and no bump steer.
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I put a tape on it last night and there's a two inch difference between the front and back. I'm thinking of adding an inch in the front with PMF spacers and subtracting an inch in the back when I have my traction blocks built, making everything sit even.

Thanks for the tips, I'll check it all out this weekend when I get some time.
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