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F-350: New leveling kit, wheels, tires, power steps (PICS!)

Thanks to all the people who helped me to get my truck ordered and answered all my noobie questions. I have the truck now with less than 1000 miles driven on it. It is awesome. My only two complaints so far are that it goes into regen every 75-90 miles and there are not any child seat anchors. My fuel mileage is lower than I had hoped (prol because of the frequent regens).

Here are some pics. I had a 2.5" Ready Lift Stage II leveling kit installed, 20x9 Moto Metal 959's, Nitto Trail Grappler 295/65R20 and Amp Research power steps.

The truck is a 2011 F-350 CC, Sterling Grey, Black leather interior, Short Bed, 6.7L Diesel, Lariat, 4x4, Camper Package, factory spray in bedliner, 3.55 gears, electronic shift on the fly. I went with the Black leather interior with the 2-tone seats. While waiting for the truck to arrive I had heard that they were going to do away with the 2-tone seats and only offer monotone. I had originally wished I had just waited for the monotone because I wasn't sure if I liked the dual tone....I am SO GLAD I got the 2-tone, though. It matches the exterior color perfect and ties it all in.

There is no rubbing at all on the tires. If you look at the front diver side wheel well, you will see that there is some trimming in there from the factory. The tire would slightly rub if it were not pre-cut from the factory. I have no rubbing going over bumps. I have not put a load on it, nor have I had it offroading.

Let me know if anybody has any questions. I am adding more pics to this thread (limit is 5 per post). Click the pics to see them larger.
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More pics....click the pictures for a larger view. One more set of pics coming...
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Look...no rubbing
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Very nice looking rig, what the offset on those wheels?

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Very nice looking rig, what the offset on those wheels?
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Size: 20x9
Offset: +12
Backspacing: 5.47
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NICE... I like the power steps. I almost wish I would not have ordered the steps from the factory and got those instead.

Congrats.

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Do u have the fx4 package and realy nice truck
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Do u have the fx4 package and realy nice truck
Thanks. It is 4x4 with electronic shift on the fly, but no FX4 package.

2011 Ford F-350 CC, 6.7L, SRW, Short Bed, 4x4
Lariat w/ black leather 2-tone interior
Sterling Grey
Camper Package
Factory spray-in bedliner
2.5" Ready Lift Stage 2 leveling kit
20x9 Moto Metal 959's (+12 offset, 5.47 backspacing)
Nitto Trail Grappler 295/65R20 tires (no rubbing)
Amp Research power steps
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That really is sharp looking! Seeing your pictures really makes me glad that I ordered Sterling Grey. Love it.

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I have about the same wheel and tire set up xd bad lander and general grabbers they didn't rub with no leveling kit but I got it any ways
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Just got done reading the other thread about Leveling Kit problems. How does your truck drive/feel/ride after the change compared to before? I have my tires/wheels on order and I'm trying to decide what kit to go with.. the ICON 2.5 Stage 1 or the Ready Lift Stage 2.
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Great Post! I plan on doing the same.
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Just got done reading the other thread about Leveling Kit problems. How does your truck drive/feel/ride after the change compared to before? I have my tires/wheels on order and I'm trying to decide what kit to go with.. the ICON 2.5 Stage 1 or the Ready Lift Stage 2.
I drove the truck for a day with the leveling kit and the stock tires. I did not notice much of a difference in ride with this set-up. Once I got the new wheels/tires installed I can tell the ride feels a little stiffer. It's not bad at all though, but not as soft as the factory ride. The Ready Lift keeps your stock springs/shocks...that is why I went with it because I wanted to keep as factory of a ride as possible.

Overall, the wheels/tires effected the ride more so than the lift. I wouldn't go back, though...

I am taking my rig back in to get the alignment done. THe steering wheel sits between the 12:00 and 1:00 position.

If you go with the REady Lift kit, make sure you get the stage II for the track bar relacation bracket.

2011 Ford F-350 CC, 6.7L, SRW, Short Bed, 4x4
Lariat w/ black leather 2-tone interior
Sterling Grey
Camper Package
Factory spray-in bedliner
2.5" Ready Lift Stage 2 leveling kit
20x9 Moto Metal 959's (+12 offset, 5.47 backspacing)
Nitto Trail Grappler 295/65R20 tires (no rubbing)
Amp Research power steps
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I have about the same wheel and tire set up xd bad lander and general grabbers they didn't rub with no leveling kit but I got it any ways

The XD Badlands are awesome, too. I had a real hard time deciding between the Moto Metal 959s and XD Badlands. In the end, I only chose the 959s because they had a little better weight capacity. Otherwise, it was a coin toss.

2011 Ford F-350 CC, 6.7L, SRW, Short Bed, 4x4
Lariat w/ black leather 2-tone interior
Sterling Grey
Camper Package
Factory spray-in bedliner
2.5" Ready Lift Stage 2 leveling kit
20x9 Moto Metal 959's (+12 offset, 5.47 backspacing)
Nitto Trail Grappler 295/65R20 tires (no rubbing)
Amp Research power steps
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Your truck looks great it looks like what I have on order. I am glad you posted those picts I have looking at the same tire and wheel combo. You mentioned your gas mileage is not that good what are you getting?
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