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post #11 of 50 Old 05-27-2018, 04:48 PM
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Looks great! I'm currently in the process of leveling my F-350 although i cant sell myself on buying spacers (although after i read your post it definitely boosts my confidence in going with them!). I noticed Rough Country sells 1.5" springs, which is what i plan on going with. Being that this would be my first endeavor in truck leveling a few red flags came up: First, I noticed Rough Country is the only manufacturer that sells this "spring only" leveling kit, everyone else sells spacers or pricey full kits with leaf packs, adj. trackbars, etc. which poses questions of reliability in that regards. Second, if i were to go with these springs would i need to upgrade shocks, bracket extensions, etc? Being that its only a 1.5" front lift im hoping it will be a simple spring swap and call it a day. What's your thoughts on a simple "spring only" kit over spacers?


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Rough country got there name based off there ride...

Ready lift has a good full kit that doesn't break the bank.
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Looks great! I'm currently in the process of leveling my F-350 although i cant sell myself on buying spacers (although after i read your post it definitely boosts my confidence in going with them!). I noticed Rough Country sells 1.5" springs, which is what i plan on going with. Being that this would be my first endeavor in truck leveling a few red flags came up: First, I noticed Rough Country is the only manufacturer that sells this "spring only" leveling kit, everyone else sells spacers or pricey full kits with leaf packs, adj. trackbars, etc. which poses questions of reliability in that regards. Second, if i were to go with these springs would i need to upgrade shocks, bracket extensions, etc? Being that its only a 1.5" front lift im hoping it will be a simple spring swap and call it a day. What's your thoughts on a simple "spring only" kit over spacers?


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I read a few reviews that had negative comments on the ride quality with those springs aka they don't call them Rough Country for nothing comments. Although, I've never owned them so I can't say whether it's true or not. My truck rides pretty nice with the the pucks, Bilstein's & new tires. I also added Airlift 5000XL bags to level the truck while towing, 5 psi empty & 30 psi towing.

As a follow-up I've towed my camper twice now, almost 500 miles & I'm happy. Eventually I may get around to installing front caster cams & relocating or replacing the track bar but for now it's working out great as is.
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I would recommend Bilstien springs and shocks combo. I like the ride!


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That looks great, sort of off topic question. With that setup, can you fit under a 7' garage door? I'm interested in a similar set up.
I have a 2” leveled 2011 F350 on 35x12.5x20 and I fit in my garage with about 1” to spare. First time I went in I had the wife drive while I stood on a milk crate pushing the garage door up to get the extra clearance. No need to do that as it cleared even with the 2” or so the garage door drops down in the opening.

Granted not the same tire and 2 weeks after you asked but just read this.
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Just leveled mine with BDS 2.5 kit with all four Fox shocks and steering stabilizers. Looking for rims and tires now. Priced some rims with custom paint matched for $1800. Whoa,I think I may just buy tires for now and get some more mileage on these stock rims. 🏻 I’ve herd the Nitto is a good tire and fairly quiet. I don’t want a real aggressive tread just something beefier then these Michelin‘s. Pic is the rims I’m looking at..
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I decided on LT295/65R20ís mounted to the factory wheels & fortunately there is absolutely zero rubbing anywhere. I did have to remove my molded front mud guards since unfortunately at certain steering angles the tires did contact the mud flaps.
I like that the tires still remain mostly inside the wheel wells. I'm personally not a fan of tires that stick out very much.
Question on the flaps- those look like Weathertech flaps and you say the front made contact? That is interesting because the front of my OEM flaps have huge clearance but the rear is pretty close. I have the factory wheels and LT275/65R20 (34") tires. My thought for when I level is if the rear will rub. I would like to retain some sort of mud flap on the truck after I do level it.
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I have a stock F250 suspension running 295/65/20 Ridge Grapplers on stock wheels. I don't rub on my Husky mud flaps or anything else. It may rub a little while backing up with the wheels cranked but it doesn't happen often enough to be an issue. I have just over 40K on them now. I'll definitely buy them again.

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I decided I wanted to level my truck but I also tow a 37í bumper pull camper that weighs around 9k so I didnít want to go too crazy.

Ok, possibly a 'dumb' question here, but here goes.


I see the term "leveling the truck" used. What exactly does that mean? My stock 2016 seems to be "level" as is. Is this another term for raising the truck up? We use our truck mainly for towing our 30' travel trailer which weighs in at about 8k. Hitch weight is around 1200. Our hitch is rated for 1400. Currently our hitch matches the height of the tongue of our trailer perfectly.



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Ok, possibly a 'dumb' question here, but here goes.


I see the term "leveling the truck" used. What exactly does that mean?
I don’t think it’s a dumb question. No one here was born knowing what a leveling kit is. A leveling kit is a lift kit that raises only the front of the truck. Your truck may appear level but if you measure, say from the ground to the top of the wheel wells the front should be about 1.5-2.5” lower than the rear. Trucks are built like this so they sit level with a load.
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I have a stock F250 suspension running 295/65/20 Ridge Grapplers on stock wheels. I don't rub on my Husky mud flaps or anything else. It may rub a little while backing up with the wheels cranked but it doesn't happen often enough to be an issue. I have just over 40K on them now. I'll definitely buy them again.
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Good to know. Thank you. I've got the OEM on now so whenever I do put bigger shoes on at least I know there are some that do not rub. Stock tires are 34.1" and the 295 are 35.1" so its only 0.5" closer to the flaps.
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Ok, possibly a 'dumb' question here, but here goes.


I see the term "leveling the truck" used. What exactly does that mean? My stock 2016 seems to be "level" as is. Is this another term for raising the truck up? We use our truck mainly for towing our 30' travel trailer which weighs in at about 8k. Hitch weight is around 1200. Our hitch is rated for 1400. Currently our hitch matches the height of the tongue of our trailer perfectly.



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Level is the term used when only lifting the front. The SD are higher in the rear from the factory to accomodate loads in the bed. So there is a natural "take" to the stance. Lifting the front 2" or so will level the truck out. Hence the term "level"
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