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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-11-2011, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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Raise the front end a bit?

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So looking at my F150 I noticed the front end is pretty low and driving it I don't really feel up high. It's got 245/70/R16 on the back and 225/70/R16 on the front, it's a 2000 Flareside. I'm wondering if the tires are what's making the front end seem so low? Is there a way to adjust the suspension to raise it a bit? I'm not talking lift kits just basic ride height adjustment, I want the front level with the back. I've got a automotive shop at school that I can use.

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I won't be able to help (I'm a one ton guy)...but I know others will need to know if you have a 2wd or 4wd.


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Oh sorry it's 2WD flareside with extended cab. I'm new to the truck scene.
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front tires are 1.1 inch smaller. you could get matching tires. it still wont level it out.
on my 02 2wd i have 3" drop in rear and stock front. almost perfectly level.



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Alright I'm thinking of just leaving it then, maybe throw a 2" lift on it
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you dont lift 2wds silly



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start by changing the front tires then u will see what u will need to do
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you dont lift 2wds silly
Why not?

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Why not?
I second this, I mean I might be new to the truck scene but there's no reason not to lift a 2WD? See, I do a lot of driving, I'm 17, I went through a full tank Friday night, I couldn't even imagine driving a 4WD.

The only difference between the two are the front end won't be producing power or pulling me outta ruts... I'm not doing a mega huge lift, it's a minor 2" lift just to have the truck up a little higher. 2WD lifts are common, as is lowering it, shit, my buddy even has his 4X4 lowered.
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start with the tires.
i have no idea how much a lift costs. but i know you can get 1.5" lower in the rear for under 40$ and easy. No need for a realignment. that only has got to cost more then rear shackles.

It all depends on what look your going for. street truck look or Offroad look.
Save your money for rims and tires. decide what look your going for and decide lift or drop to level it out.



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