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Old 03-08-2009, 11:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool icon vs bilstein 2.5 leveling kit

I have a 2006 4dr f-350 SD 6.0 liter and was looking to put a 2.5 inch leveling kit in with some bigger tires on the stock rim been looking at a lot of posts but too many people are doin different things was wondering which one of these kits are better because they seem to be very comparable, and what is the biggest tire i can fit on the stock rims to fill in the wheelwell without rubbing and look good. I was thinking about getting the procomp extreme all terrain 305-60-r18 wasnt sure if i could go bigger then that and not look rediculous or if these will be sufficient. Thanks for any help
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I have the 2.5" Ready Lift leveling kit on my truck. Its a really nice kit and comes complete with the shock relocation bracket also really decent price. Only problem was after the install my front was actually sitting 3/4" higher than the rear, so i need some one inch blocks now. You will easily be able to fits 35s though, also you might want to consider a longer track bar or something as lifting the front will suck your axle over to the drivers side a hair.
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Old 03-09-2009, 12:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Your stance should be level since you have a F-350 (leveling kit). The block is an inch higher than the F-250.
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Either kit is a quality kit with new front springs and correct shocks, the Icon comes with castor plugs which you will need the BTS Bilstein their a option. Both kits will need a adj track bar to recenter the axle as it will shift 1/2-3/4" with the lift.

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Those tires should fit without a lift.

I agree with what caryt said...
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As mentioned, both are very good setups that ride very well. Really can't go wrong with either.

I also agree on upgrading the Bilstein by adding the rear shocks and adding the caster cams to correct the caster setting.

The adj. trac bar is a nice upgrade to ensure that the front axle remains centered underneath the truck but isn't "necessary" to complete the installation.


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You can add the trac bar or in the case of the Bilstein the rear shocks and caster cams by hitting the "Configure" button in the desired page for the system.
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I'm sorry but in my opinion having your axle centered is just important as have any other alignment spec correct. Does it cost more to do things correctly yes but the other choice is to leave something wrong.
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Thanks for everyone's advice. does it require bringing the truck to the shop to get the trac bar adjusted to the proper position or is that something that can be done relatively easily? firemandiesel said my truck should already be level because its a f-350? I don't believe this is true i'm going to try to measure the wheel wells and check on that why would they make a levling kit if its already level

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I have the Newton front and rear kit. They do have just a leveling kit eBay Motors: FORD F250/F350 LEVELING LIFT KIT 2.5" 2005-2008 (item 260373533505 end time Mar-17-09 09:28:34 PDT) They have another one just like it but it comes with shock extensions for $99. It worked great on my truck. It is a very complete kit.
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