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F-250 Leveling kit

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by NoFearDeere, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    I have 285's on my F-250 now. I went to put mudflaps on the truck the other night and my tires are going to rub in the front if I put the flaps on. Would a 2.5"-3" Leveling Kit fix this problem or not? Any input is appreciated.:salute:
     
  2. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    A level kit should be all you need. With a leveling kit they say that you can put 305s on without rubs, so with 285s you should be fine. Plus it gives the truck a better stance.
     
  3. redneck farmer

    redneck farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    First Time Out

    What do you have for a leveling kit in yours?
     
  4. M&M Services

    M&M Services Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 485

    A leveling kit is going to make a world of difference...On 04 and earlier I would say go with donahoe racing, or fabtech...on my dads 05 we put a BDS leveling kit on it...They are simple to install and come with everything you need..I think the Donahoe kit is around $200...Contact www.attitudeperformance.com they are located in Arlington Heights IL and he can get you the leveling kit..
     
  5. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    I don't have one on mine. With the V10 it sits pretty level. I agree with M&M. Donahoe and Fabtech are supposed to be the best out there. If you don't mind paying a little more, I'd go with Donahoe.
     
  6. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    I put on the tuff country 2.5 kit and it fits 285s without a problem. I also have 305s on with it.
     
  7. redneck farmer

    redneck farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    Thanks guys.

    I am mainly looking to get the front end up as with the powerstroke the nose sits low. On my old F-250 with the V-10 it sat nice and level, but the extra weight of the diesel just weighs it down and I have the "x" package for springs. Why Ford just didn't put an extra spring in there to make it sit level is beyond me????:confused:
     
  8. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    HEY, That would cost money to make it sit level!!!!
    FORD would lose money on that! Make the customer spend money!
     
  9. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    Thanks, I will check into Tuff Country:salute:
     
  10. the_mayor

    the_mayor Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    I put the 305's on mine with an extra leaf in the fronts and I don't rub. Not even with the western V hanging on it.
     
  11. Tractor Plower

    Tractor Plower Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    Reason these trucks don't sit level is because the trucks are meant to be used to haul heavy payloads. Once you tie on a heavy trailer or load up the bed, it'll sit nice and level. If you put on a levelling kit and carry alot of payload in the bed, you could be in for some trouble as the now "nose high" truck will decrease your steering performance.

    -Mike
     
  12. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    Which would be better then; Adding a leaf spring or putting on a leveling kit? If it's leaf's, where can I get them? Ford?:)
     
  13. Goeglein Bros

    Goeglein Bros Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Does anyone have any pics of thier truck w/ a leveling kit on it and what size tires are commonly used with the leveling kit?
     
  14. M&M Services

    M&M Services Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 485

    Run the Donahoe Racing spring pack!! Donahoe makes excellent parts, and it is an easy install!
     
  15. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    How much $$$ are we talking about? And how high will it lift the truck?:)
     
  16. M&M Services

    M&M Services Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 485

    I think the spring pack is $225... the quality is awesome! the lift is around 2.5 inches! Fabtech also makes very nice suspension parts...that is what I run! give attitude performance a call they are in Arlington Heaights
    www.attitudeperformance.com they carry Donahoe... good luck let us know
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2007