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Suspension & Steering Discuss OEM & aftermarket suspension, lifts, air ride suspension, shocks, steering components, etc.

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2019 F-250 Super Duty Leveling and Ride Quality

I just purchase a 2019 F-250 and I'm looking to level the front to match the rear. I have a friend with an '18 running the RedyLift 2.5" leveling kit with 35's on factory 20's and I DO NOT want my truck to drive like that. His steering is much looser and it feels like a steering requires much more correction while driving.

I ordered a 2" block for coil spring seat from Rough County as my thinking is that it requires much less intervention with the factory suspension components.

https://www.roughcountry.com/ford-le...uty-4wd-377211

I have three questions, 1) does anyone have any experience with a 2" block spacer and 2) whether a track bar adjustment will be required even though Rough Country does not indicate it?

Also, 3) whether, in the opinion of the pros on here, this is likely to change the ride/drive quality of the truck?

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1) I would not suggest using any spring seat style lift over 1". Just my personal choice. I ran a 4.5" with a 1" spacer back on my 2006 using proper steering adjustments is was just fine.
2) One should always check the alignment after a lift is installed. For any 2"+ lift I would suggest to plan on using a trac bar drop bracket and/or and adjustable trac bar.

3) The only real way the ride changes from stock is new springs or new shocks. Change either one and the ride will change.


For the lift itself you biggest issue will come with caster change and possibly shifting the axle. The axle shift is easy to correct/prevent with the trac bar drop bracket or adjustable trac bar. Caster will need to be corrected with new adjustment parts (shims: not sure of the proper name), new radius arms, or the OEM radius arm drop brackets.


Remember even adding the Rough Country spacer adjusts a bit more in the whole geometry of the steering than one may think. If you can draw out a simple geometry diagram, your math will show you what changes and how even 2" changes things beyond specs. The trac bar frame bracket changes position, the front axle pinion angle changes....when those points aren't "adjusted back to OE specs they "pull" all the other components out of spec. Axle will shift, steering caster changes....all cause of 2".
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First, thank you for your reply. This was my first post. One good thing is that whatever I decide to do, I use an allignment shop that is phenomenal. And regardless of whatever I do, I will take the truck to him and he will surely bring any issue to my attention. He refuses to attempt an alignment on any vehicle that he can not take back to factory spec. Thanks again!
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I have 'suffered' with the 2.5 readylift long enough. It looks good, but I don't feel nearly the right components..My fault..
Getting a 4"BDS RA installed tomorrow w Fox 2.0s.
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2" is not enough. Go 6" and get it over with.
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I have 'suffered' with the 2.5 readylift long enough. It looks good, but I don't feel nearly the right components..My fault..
Getting a 4"BDS RA installed tomorrow w Fox 2.0s.
That's exciting. Getting a Pro Comp 6.5 put in Monday!
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Ride is so much better now.
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