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Looking to level my truck, which style

I need a little guidance on what type of leveling kit to run. I have a 2105 F250 4x4 CCSB that I want to level and eventually run 35s on aftermarket wheels but that will be down the road a ways. Ill be running factory rims and 295s for a while. Below is a pic of the back blocks that came on the truck. My main goal is to keep the factory ride or improve it.

I was originally looking at a Ready lift spacer system with the extender brackets but think I may want to upgrade my shocks so was looking at a shock/spring lift. I am not looking to spend 1500-god knows what on a leveling kit, I just can't afford it. Id like to keep it around 600 for the parts and I will most likely install it.

Thoughts on any specific lifts or one type (spacer vs shock/spring) versus the other? Thanks in advance.

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I need a little guidance on what type of leveling kit to run. I have a 2105 F250 4x4 CCSB that I want to level and eventually run 35s on aftermarket wheels but that will be down the road a ways. Ill be running factory rims and 295s for a while. Below is a pic of the back blocks that came on the truck. My main goal is to keep the factory ride or improve it.

I was originally looking at a Ready lift spacer system with the extender brackets but think I may want to upgrade my shocks so was looking at a shock/spring lift. I am not looking to spend 1500-god knows what on a leveling kit, I just can't afford it. Id like to keep it around 600 for the parts and I will most likely install it.

Thoughts on any specific lifts or one type (spacer vs shock/spring) versus the other? Thanks in advance.

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Your going to want a track bar drop bracket or track bar too. and a good track bar is almost your whole budget. Problem is, you want to spend cheap, your going to receive cheap and you won't get a equal or better ride improvement. IMO its not good to go cheap on a vehicle suspension. unfortunalty people who go with those spacers and nothing else end up having all kinds of issues with drivability. as expected. Otherwise I guess id suggest spacers, alignment cams and a track bar drop bracket. I think you have to do new shocks too or shock extenders to make up for the lift if im not mistaken.
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Will need a 350 or 4" block as well depending on a 2" and 2.5" front leveling
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Will need a 350 or 4" block as well depending on a 2" and 2.5" front leveling


That is what I was gathering from my research but unable to find it in plain print anywhere. If I want to do a 2.5 up front I’ll have to add 4 inch blocks in the back to keep from having a backwards rake.

Let me clarify that I am not a cheap person when it comes to most things. I was hoping to be able to level the truck without spending an arm and a leg but I WILL NOT sacrifice ride quality or drivability for a cheap lift.

Back to the drawing board for me it seems. I feel I already know the answer but what 2-2.5inch lift is recommend the most?

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And thoughts on something like the ReadyLift kits (all the spacers, track bar drop brackets, etc)

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I needed to add a 1" block to the 2" factory block to get my '04 to sit level after doing 2.5" front leveling springs

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Which leveling kit did you go with?

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Mines an '04 so it's got front leaf springs, i believe they were ProComp springs
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Looks good!

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Looks good!


Think somebody on here or army had an Icon kit up for grabs.


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