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Has anyone put a leveling kit (spacers) on top of there lift kits on an 05-07 F250 4x4. I have a 8" Rough country lift and im wanting to put a 2.5" Leveling kit on top of it because the back is higher than the front right now. But all the shops are telling me they wont do it because it already has a lift and it will wear all my front end components out. I have an adjustable trac bar so that wont be a problem. So has anyone had any problems with there leveling kits ontop of there lifts?

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Thats a slippery slope there. Cant you address the lift stance/rake at the rear? If not, at least contact the lift manufacturer and see if they recommend it or prohibit it. Im guessing they'll tell you its a bad idea. You can theoretically do anything, but I just hate to see you do it and have it come apart or cause some serious geometry issues.

Did you ever measure the wheelwells from the ground like was mentioned in the last thread you created about this? Id do that first and post the results cuz somebody might have a better answer based on how far out of level you are. You dont want it sittin ass heavy either. THat looks worse, imo. Level is good or slightly raked to the front. Get your tape measure and let us know what you got!
 

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I've done it a few times. It'll set some stuff out of wack, but it's not gonna kill you or anything. Think about it, an inch + or - would be within spec, so a little more isn't going to kill you. Just adjust the trac bar and watch driveline angles.
 

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I dont need to measure to know what my eyes see. The front is about 2 inches lower than the rear. I would RATHER it be front high because thats what i prefer. I know others like it the other way but thats the way i want it.
 

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I dont need to measure to know what my eyes see. The front is about 2 inches lower than the rear. I would RATHER it be front high because thats what i prefer. I know others like it the other way but thats the way i want it.
Well put it on then...you said you've got an adjustable trackbar. I dont know what you're looking for. :shrug: I dont pay for your truck or parts/repairs so I can only share what Ive experienced. The spec that was mentioned, I dont think is really the issue here because when you lifted it you went to the higher edge of the spec. To add 2.5" MORE to the front end will put you pretty far out and your front driveshaft will be pointing straight up.

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Which would be different from a leveling kit, how?
 

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Do it and report back on what you find...I know people are running lifts like that but you might have to get a new front driveshaft and tilt your front pinion upward to lessen the angle on the u joint..
 

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I ran a 2.5" leveling kit on top of a 6.5" ProComp kit, and cleared 38x15.50's easily. Not that it matters about the tires, just giving you an idea how high it was. It was also leaf sprung. But I use to lift brand new trucks for the dealership to sell like that. They use to make me stack leveling kits over 4" lifts and they sold them that way. Does your kit come with drop components or new raduis arms?
 

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Its a 8" rough country 4link with the new adjustable radius arms.
 

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Icon/Donaho used to sell an "upgrade" kit for people to go from their 4.5" kit to about 7" this kit used spacers on top of the coils and then a bunch of the little stuff to make it all work like pitman arm, sway bar end links and other stuff.



not sure if there were any troubles with doing it this way or not though. They also currently selly a 1" TEI spacer that I believe goes on the bottom of the spring instead of the top.
 

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Icon/Donaho used to sell an "upgrade" kit for people to go from their 4.5" kit to about 7" this kit used spacers on top of the coils and then a bunch of the little stuff to make it all work like pitman arm, sway bar end links and other stuff.



not sure if there were any troubles with doing it this way or not though. They also currently selly a 1" TEI spacer that I believe goes on the bottom of the spring instead of the top.
I would want the added 'stuff' on the bottom of my suspension too. Less leverage there to work it loose.
 

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One of the main things will be if you have enough adjustability in the 4-link to keep your caster at an acceptable measurement and not pull the axle towards the fender.


BDS also has a 2" spacer that bolts underneath the coil.
 

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I got an Autospring 2.5" leveling kit. Its a steel spacer that sits on top of the coild spring and slides down into the factorcy rubber spacer on top. Whats the difference in on bottom and top. There is quite abit of length in the adjustments on the 4link. I can the the DR kit because i cant put extensions on top of extensions. I will try it and see what happens.
 

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I got an Autospring 2.5" leveling kit. Its a steel spacer that sits on top of the coild spring and slides down into the factorcy rubber spacer on top. Whats the difference in on bottom and top. There is quite abit of length in the adjustments on the 4link. I can the the DR kit because i cant put extensions on top of extensions. I will try it and see what happens.
Just that. THe position of the spacer. Just do it already!!!! Put the fugger in and tell us "I told ya so" or "Why did my axle fall out?"

The suspense is killing me.....
 

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If you have the adjustable 4-link, then do it for sure. Just watch the angles of stuff like the trac bar, sway bar links, steering... Steering being the most important as it gets kinda iffy around 10" without cross-over steering.
 

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I have a 3" hanger & shackle kit (which by itself is tall a leveling kit) and 4" springs mounted to it. Does that count?
 

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Now im just waiting to get jack stands that will allow me to drop my axle low enought to get the spacer in. When i put the lift on it was about a 1/2in from making it. Im not paying the $200 to get it installed.
 

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I was wondering the same thing, I have a 6" radius arm drop kit though but I'm only looking for 1-2 more inches of lift all the way around.
 

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I dont need to measure to know what my eyes see. The front is about 2 inches lower than the rear. I would RATHER it be front high because thats what i prefer. I know others like it the other way but thats the way i want it.
He is asking you to measure it to see HOW MUCH rake (ie: 1/2", 1", 3") it has, therefore; suggest a solution. He's not doubting your eyesite.
 
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