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2011 and up leveling kit with western plow?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by joemanhp4, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. joemanhp4

    joemanhp4 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    I have a 2015 350 on the way and i want nothing more than to get a leveling kit because i hate how the new trucks lean forward. has anyone with a 2011 and up ford put on a leveling kit and a plow mount? the leveling kit i am looking at has spacers to move the sway bar down a bit and i know that the western ultra mount plow mounts mount in the same sway bar location. im not sure how it will work out but i want to know if anyone has done it and if they would be willing to post pictures.

    Thanks guys
     
  2. Polarismalibu

    Polarismalibu PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,733

    I just got a 2014 and have been wondering the same thing! I was to impatient to wait for a 2015 lol I wanted to ditch the 6.0!
     
  3. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,503

    most "lift kits" leave the bar in place(like it should) and offer longer links.
     
  4. joemanhp4

    joemanhp4 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Ready lift does not.
     
  5. joemanhp4

    joemanhp4 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    And ready lift is about all i can afford after my down payment lol
     
  6. Ranger429

    Ranger429 Member
    Messages: 43

    Ready lift leveling kit on my 12. IIRC it was only longer bolts that came with the plow brackets.

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  7. joemanhp4

    joemanhp4 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Thats exactly the picture i was looking for but i am confused because the ready lift kit i was looking at has a sway bar drop bracket or "relocation bracket" did you just not put that on because the plow mount itself is thick enough?
     
  8. joemanhp4

    joemanhp4 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    What exactly does the sway bar do? Is it super important that it must be dropped a correct amount to keep the truck in line after a leveling kit installation?
     
  9. Ranger429

    Ranger429 Member
    Messages: 43

    IIRC I used the Ready Lift bracket pre plow. Once I put the plow frame bracket on I pitched the Ready Lift bracket

    The sway bar helps to avoid body roll when turning. You can pull the sway bar off if you want but I see no reason to do that. It has nothing to do with keeping the truck in line, that is controlled with the track bar bracket and Ready Lift gives you a new bracket for that.
     
  10. joemanhp4

    joemanhp4 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    O perfect so its not even that important of a piece but the thickness of the ready lift drop brackets is relatively close to the same distance as the plow mount bracket.
    You are a life saver i have been looking for this information on 5 different forms for weeks!
     
  11. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    I had a lowered Half ton on 285s with no sway bar. It handle like it was on rails. Raised it
    Up and immediately put the sway bar back in. Could tell the difference 100% when raised lol
     
  12. Ranger429

    Ranger429 Member
    Messages: 43

    It is not as much as the Ready Lift bracket but the sway bar performs IMO the way it should with the way I have it mounted.

    I think the only reason I didn't use the Ready Lift bracket with the plow brackets is because the shape interfered with proper mounting.