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I am wondering how much higher the OEM suspension makes the 4WD dually sit as opposed to an OEM 2WD dually.

I would appreciate seeing pics of any lifted 2WD Super Duty trucks.

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Dont know exacts but my 2wd sits VERY low in the front.
 

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I have a 2wd with a leveling kit and big tires.Sits abt. the same as my son's stock 4x4..don't have any pics.:thumb::icon_ford:
 

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I have seen some 2wd trucks with a 6 inch lift and they look exactly the same as the
4wd trucks. You could do a 2 inch spacer so it doesn't look like it is dragging the front end around.
 

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Thank you for the replies. The reason I ask is because years ago I put aftermarket springs from Valley Spring Works on the truck to bring up the front end and level it out. After a few years they had sagged and collapsed to where I replaced them with OEM and put the leveling pucks underneath them to raise the front of the truck level. Since that time I added helper springs to the rear due to a large trailer I sometimes tow. Those helper springs raised the rear to where the front of the truck was low again despite the leveling pucks under the front coils.

My plan now is to remove the pucks and OEM springs and to go instead with a suspension lift up front. At a minimum the front suspension lift should make the truck level. If I raise the front higher than the rear is now I'll then raise the rear to match. If that has to be done it will be only slightly that the rear will need to go up.

I asked the original question because on many of the 4WD trucks that are lifted I don't care for the way the front axle and suspension components are so visible from the front. I feel that from a front view the truck appears to be raised more than practical. Just my opinion. My truck being 2WD doesn't have the axle and 4WD components up front so it will present differently and I was trying to get a feel of how high I want to go. 4" or 6"?

I'm leaning toward 6". I figure that the current leveling pucks have me at 2", getting rid of them and going with a 4" brings me up only an additional 2" from present. I think I would regret not going higher than 2" more than I am now, so I think I'll go with the 6" lift so I end up having the front 4" taller than I am currently.

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Up above I mentioned that I was leaning toward the 6" lift and I explained my reasoning. I spoke with the shop today and they told me that for my truck I actually just have the option of a 4" or 7.5" as it turns out. Just when I had my head wrapped around the height of the 6", I'm now told that if I want to make a noticeable difference beyond the scant 2" that the 4" lift offers over my current 2" pucks, I have to go another 1.5" above the height I wasn't quite comfortable with to begin with.

To compound my vacillation, I'm wondering how I'll fill out the wheel wells. My current tires are 235-85-16 which works out to just under a 32" tire. I'm told that if I want to go taller I'll have to run 315-75-16 tires which are only 34.5", a paltry 2.5" taller tire on a lift that'll make the truck 5.5" taller than it is now. Plus I'll have to use wheel spacers on the duals to accommodate the wider tires.
 

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Up above I mentioned that I was leaning toward the 6" lift and I explained my reasoning. I spoke with the shop today and they told me that for my truck I actually just have the option of a 4" or 7.5" as it turns out. Just when I had my head wrapped around the height of the 6", I'm now told that if I want to make a noticeable difference beyond the scant 2" that the 4" lift offers over my current 2" pucks, I have to go another 1.5" above the height I wasn't quite comfortable with to begin with.

To compound my vacillation, I'm wondering how I'll fill out the wheel wells. My current tires are 235-85-16 which works out to just under a 32" tire. I'm told that if I want to go taller I'll have to run 315-75-16 tires which are only 34.5", a paltry 2.5" taller tire on a lift that'll make the truck 5.5" taller than it is now. Plus I'll have to use wheel spacers on the duals to accommodate the wider tires.
 

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wow. the op and i are in the same boat. i measured today and i need a minimum of 3" to almost level the truck. spring spacers only go 2". someone has to make a 3 or 4" kit out there for the front of these 2wd's! i started another threat today exactly with this problem. i have done at least 20-30 leveling kits in my time but never on a twin i beam f350.
 

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firemediceric, have you thought about ditching the rear helper springs and using air bags to bring the rear up when carrying a load/trailer? then it would be level when not towing.
 

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firemediceric, have you thought about ditching the rear helper springs and using air bags to bring the rear up when carrying a load/trailer? then it would be level when not towing.
It's only a few times a year I tow those heavy trailers that make the truck squat down and I like the way the helper springs keep the rear of the truck higher all of the time. I like height. These pix have been posted elsewhere and I don't mean to be redundant, but I think the lift with the larger wheels turned out looking pretty good, even it it wasn't needed



 

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That truck looks hot.....2wd powerstrokes are sweet. I really would like one for the 300 some odd days that I don't need a 4x4
 

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Sorry for reviving an old thread but I'm in this process too as I added a 2" spacer and I'm not that happy.

Any update?
 
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