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leveling kit or suspension upgrade

Old 05-09-2013, 03:02 PM
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Hello from Alaska,

Recently i added a custom bumper/brushguard/winch to my 2010 F350. The combined weight lowered my front end considerable. i was expecting this but not as much as it did. What is the solution to get it back to the original position?
A leveling kit?

In addition to this issue, I plan on putting a 33" TOYO Open Country tires on my rig and i am being told that would require approx 6" of lift (suspension lift not a bbody lift). Is this true?

Trying to decide which way to go.


Old 05-17-2013, 05:04 AM
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Leveling and suspension lift kits can allow you to put bigger tires. But leveling kits are primarily designed to correct the stance of your ride while the suspension lifts provide better handling for off-road driving. For a 6" of lift, 33s will look small; 35s will look a lot better.
Old 05-19-2013, 02:28 PM
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Your springs are rated for stock weight, you added weight. A lift block will be a cheap and temp cure. My opinion is heavier springs up front and possibly whatever kind of geometry improvement for the front.
Look at Outlaw off road in santa ana, Ca They have done many lift kits and Ford off road mods.
Old 08-07-2013, 10:32 PM
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Just found the forum - so may be too late of a reply.
I just did a Fabtech lift for bigger tires. It was $$$ but well worth every dollar. It maintained all of the original weight ratings and I can run 38.5" Super Swampers (my truck is off-road 90% of the time). Everybody that drives it thinks it handles better than the stock F-350. The roughest rockiest off-road feels like a newly paved tarmac. There are pic.s in my album. With tools and 1/2 full transfer tank I weight in at 10260 lb.s, and it drives like an un-lifted sports car. Can't say enough good things about the Fabtech. Also, it is re-buildable, so you will have it for the life of the truck. (Fabtech 4-Link w/DirtLogic 4.0 Coilovers and DirtLogic rear and Steering Stabilizers on an F-350 XL Crew Cab Long Bed Diesel 4x4 FX4 with factory HD suspension)

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Old 05-23-2018, 04:50 AM
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In my opinion, you should go for the lift kit installation as it also improves your vehicle ride quality plus you can add bigger tires which helps you traverse bumpy terrains.
Here is the list of some of the sites that do have good suspension lift kits in under their stocks

Suspension Lift Kits, Body Lifts, Leveling Kit, 4x4, Jeep, Chevy, Dodge, Ford, Off-road Truck | Rough Country Suspension SystemsŪ
Tuff Country - Lift Kits & Leveling Kits - Proudly Made in USA since 1989
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