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post #1 of 80 (permalink) Old 02-07-2008, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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Leveling kit?

Okay, so i bought my truck used, with a body lift (i was told 4 inch's by the salesman) and well today i was just looking at leveling kits.

My question is, how can i tell if my truck alread has one? what parts are fairly visable, or where can i measure, so i dont have to take anything apart to figure it out? it would be nice to get a few more inchs in the air without having to go the suspension route for the time being...
its pretty damn cold up here right now so i dont really want to get the creaper out and lay on my back for much longer then i need to.

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Hi, if I'm not mistaken the newer f150 leveling kits just consist of spacers that go on the coil springs making them longer.
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Hi, if I'm not mistaken the newer f150 leveling kits just consist of spacers that go on the coil springs making them longer.
This is correct
Check for spacers on the top of the coil



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Is the top of the Hood the same height as the top of the bed from the ground.

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Notice how the front now is the same height as the back, that is the purpose of the Leveling kit. It is possible for your truck to have a 4" lift and no leveling kit. The leveling kit is actually a 2.5" increase in the rubber spacer at the top of the strut tower.






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sweet. thanks guys, ill go check this out after breakfast.


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sweet. thanks guys, ill go check this out after breakfast.
Also on average, how much lower is the front then the rear? and do you get spacers for both front and back?


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You only get them for the front.....2 1/2" spacers.

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sweet, thanks guys, ill go check all this out when i shovel the fresh 10 inchs of snow off my driveway.


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I got my 2.5" leveling kit from Autospring on E-bay for $100 shipped to my door. It's a good kit and it was cheap so...









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After 2.5 LVL kit and 1.5 AAL and 33's


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YOUR TRUCK LOOKS SO MUCH NICER WITH THE LIFT AND NEW TIRES.

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