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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-14-2007, 05:13 AM Thread Starter
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Lowering suspension for better MPG

Hey guys I have been thinking about droping the F250 a bit to improve MPG. I will also be towing a car hauler. What I had in mind was a mild drop of about 3" in the front and 5" in the back (could be achieved also with smaller diameter tires as well but that would be half the way because then I would need gears...) . It is going to be a 2wd 6 spd. I have been looking around and can't seem to find to many options. DJM is the only one I found.

I was also considering using air bags out back to compensate a bit. Please help me select a good complete kit.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-14-2007, 05:20 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Lowering suspencion for better MPG

BTW it is a 1999.5.

Also found a spindle from belltech that seems right specially since it seems to vary from 2-4 drop (I would assume it is adjustable...)
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-15-2007, 02:41 AM
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Re: Lowering suspencion for better MPG

I used a DJM drop kit. Very sturdy and easy to install. I lowered it 3" in front and 6" in back, plus got an additional inch in front by going to 225-75 tires. I stayed with 235-85s in back.

I gained a little over 1.0 MPG on an already economical truck by lowering the truck. Also by lowering the center of gravity, the truck does not roll so much in turns.

Air bags will restore your load-carrying ability. The rear lowering requires you to lose a spring leaf.

2000 F-350 SC 4x2 6 speed
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