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Q for you guys runnin Front Level Kit on F350's

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by millsaps118, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 702

    I want to level my '13 F350 but am worried it will not fit under my standard garage door height of 7'. Right now I barely have 2" to spare from the top of my cab clearance lights to the lip of the weather strip on the garage door.

    You guys/gals out there who have a leveled F250/350 w/cab lights have any issues getting under a 7' garage door?
  2. Cooter24

    Cooter24 Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Messages: 268

    Bet you're loving that Ford. Don't know on the clearance.?
  3. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 702

    You know it cooter! I'm pretty impressed with it overall.
  4. bigbadbrad

    bigbadbrad Senior Member
    Messages: 836

    I got a leaving kit on my f-250 with 35's on it for tires and there is no way it would ever fit in a 7 foot door, just passes under the 7.5ft bar for the car wash
  5. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,272

    i'm shocked a stock F350 fits under a 7 foot door to begin with.

    most leveling kits add about 1.5-2 inches. do you have that kind of room right now?
  6. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    He could have to smaller 17in wheel/tire combo. My 250 with 20's doesn't fit in mine.
  7. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 702

    I run 20's with 275/65/20 Toyo's. Right now I have about 1.5 - 2" to spare from the top of the cab light to the bottom of the weather seal on the garage door.
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2013
  8. snoway63

    snoway63 Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    My 05 doesn't get close to fitting in the garage its at least 7ft tall the truck
  9. miderbier

    miderbier Member
    Messages: 95


    Milsaps-I'm assuming you got your question answered but I have a 13 with a 2 inch leveling kit it will not go in my house garage which is a 7 footer. It is damn close but no go! I now have to walk through the snow to the other garage to get to itprsport
  10. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 702

    That sucks, how close is it to fitting? Do u have cab lights?
  11. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,069

    Put a taller door in or forget the leveling kit, if you currently barely have 2" you're close enough already.
  12. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 702

    already considered that but don't have the wall height for a 8' door
  13. Cooter24

    Cooter24 Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Messages: 268

    They do make low clearance doors. That might give u some clearance.
  14. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    Is three any adjustment in the door? Might be able to squeek an inch or two out of it.....
  15. banonea

    banonea PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    Install a Airlift coil air bag system in. that way you can let the air out of the bags when you want it in the garage. I have a 11 f350 and I have the same issue. no9 clearance lights but I need to remove my strobe light when I need to put it in my garage. I had to custom build a light rack for the back of the truck to put the rest of my strobe lights on the truck. I am going to do the airlift with the coil bags later this winter. make sure if you do, get the heavy duty compressor, the small one sucks ass. the kit I have has the controls to raise and lower right on the gauge. worked great for my 04 2500hd for the rear bags. I don't think they offer a kit for it but the round bags that are meant to go into a coil spring will work. you will spend about $300.00 to do it and you can also use the compressor to fill a tire if needed.
  16. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 702

    That's a great idea...I'll check into that!
  17. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    I have a 4" lift on my 350 w/ stock 16" rims & 305's. Right now I can get my truck inside w/ about 1/2" to spare.

    I just recently replaced my door opener which has adjustable stop blocks. Whenever I get back around to it, I'm pretty sure that I can get at least another inch or two of lift on the door by adjusting the stop blocks on the track.

    Check your header height for clearance and then see if you have any adjustments to lift the door higher. Many doors aren't adjusted to header height.