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Alright ive did some searching and ive came up with most people are using the ready lift or autospring.. Big price difference.. I just got a brand new 2010 f250 fx4 lariat and i need a leveling kit.. I want it to either sit exactly level with the rear or even up above it some.. I want a leveling kit that i dont loose my factory ride quality or have to change my rancho shocks.. Any suggestions on which i should get or is better?
 

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Well id like to be able to run 35x12.5r20s on stock wheels without rubbing.. So i reckon id need a 2.5" and f350 blocks? Or can i run them stock?
 

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Woodboy I had just the 2" on mine and have a set of 35x12.5 20's Super swampers that I run during deer season and it does fine..
 

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Well id like to be able to run 35x12.5r20s on stock wheels without rubbing.. So i reckon id need a 2.5" and f350 blocks? Or can i run them stock?
I've got the ReadyLIFT 2.5 SST kit, and it sounds to me like that's what is going to be your best bet. It comes with the pucks up front, shock extension brackets and track bar relocation bracket. Then 4'' blocks for the rear with new u-bolts. Very simple install, and I feel like its a little more complete of a kit than just pucks and f350 blocks. The shock brackets and track bar relocation bracket are a nice addition just to help with the geometry that changes a little when you go up. It'll cost a good bit more than doing pucks and f350 blocks(think the whole kits around 450ish), but I'm satisfied with it. To me, its a nice in between kit than the pucks vs the Icon 2.5 kit. I'm running metric equivalents of the 35x12.50s and it will still rub control arms at fill lock, but I believe thats just what happens with bigger tires on factory wheels.
 

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Thank you all.. I got the extended warranty with the truck.. I dont want to void it, so will a leveling kit void it if it is installed by me? What about a dealership? And also instead of starting another post, does the spartan leave a footprint on your truck? Thanks
 

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If they void your warranty over a leveling kit then their being a real "Tool"... You'll be ok..
 

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I can vouch for Autospring Quality, I've used them for 76,000 miles on my old 2008, and 3400 miles on my new 2010. Ride is still like stock, no need for longer shocks or any drop brackets. As for installing on a 3/4 ton, you'll need some rear adjustments (new blocks, add a leafs, etc) to make up for the front lift. That, I cannot vouch on. Both mine were F-350's, so I didn't have to touch the rear.
 

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I just measured my truck.. It sits at 40.25" in the front and 42.25" in the rear.. I think im just going to order the autospring.. I dont think i would need shock extensions with a 2" and traction bar relocate right? I have the fx4 package with rancho shocks
 

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I just wanted the shock extension's just to keep the full travel of the shock.. I havent ever used the track bar relocate either and everthing has been fine with the 2" i've used.
 

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I just measured my truck.. It sits at 40.25" in the front and 42.25" in the rear.. I think im just going to order the autospring.. I dont think i would need shock extensions with a 2" and traction bar relocate right? I have the fx4 package with rancho shocks
Unless you've got some other blocks in the rear I'd have to say you measured it on a hill. I know for a fact your truck should only have .5-.75'' rake. Willies truck is a 350, which does have taller blocks. If you've got a 250 with only 2 inch lift in the front it's going to have a noticeable difference with front being way higher.
 

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I did measure it on a hill.. It was sitting uphill.. Its a small incline, but i know the left and right are level.. I figured though that if anything it would let the front end up some because the weight would shift more towards the rear?
 

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He measured it with no leveling kit on it, in other words, bone stock. Right?

If that's true, you should be close to level as it sits, definitely not 2" off. You sure you have a 3/4 ton not a 1 ton? LOL
 

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how long did it take you guys to install the readylift sst 2.5" kit?

how long just for front 2.5" pucks?

how long for rear blocks?

what did you do about the 406ft lb torque rating on front 30mm bolt for track bar?

thanks in advance
 

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Front pucks only, hand tools, two floor jacks, two jackstands, 1 hour.

406 ft-lbs = apply 100 lbs of weight on a 4' cheater bar. Done deal
 
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