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Old 05-29-2010, 01:30 PM
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How Do I Lift My 2WD F150?

I just bought a 2006 2WD F150 V8. I want to raise it but I don't want to spend $1500 doing it. My game plan now is doing a leveling kit and 33's or 35's if they will fit. Ive heard about strut lifts and blocks and what not but Im not sure how i can combine that with the leveling kit. Any suggestions?

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Old 05-29-2010, 01:35 PM
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check out Leveling Kits/Suspension Lifts/Tires/Gearing Information For 04-08 that should give ya some ideas...maybe I'm confused but aren't strut blocks = leveling kit? A leveling kit is just a spacer that sits on top of your struts...then you'd do a AAL to level out the rear
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Old 05-29-2010, 01:49 PM
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Oh ok thanks for the help. So Its either struts and blocks, or leveling kit and AAL?
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Old 05-29-2010, 02:35 PM
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Oh ok thanks for the help. So Its either struts and blocks, or leveling kit and AAL?
you can mix it up, run struts with a AAL or blocks with a leveling kit. There's plenty of options available depending on your budget and mechanical skills (if you're doing the work yourself)
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Old 05-29-2010, 10:47 PM
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But, you can't combine a leveling kit with longer coilover shocks (often mistakenly referred to as struts).
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:06 AM
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maybe check out the body kits, those are pretty affordable...
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:54 AM
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Right, the Performance Accessories body lifts are a good value. However, everyone says they are a pain to install on the 04-08 trucks, so shops charge a lot for labor. If you can install it yourselft, it's a good value. If you have to pay for installation, it's not much less total cost than a 6 inch Pro Comp Stage 1 lift.
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Old 06-01-2010, 11:22 AM
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When I first got my truck I said the same thing as you.. I didnt want to spend much $$. So I started with a level and 33's then but a 4" skyjacker on 35's the got a 6" Skyjacker then put a Body Lift and then put a leveling kit. Moral of the story is, if you start lifting your truck its never going to end so throw down some money now and go with a 6", it might seem expensive but your going to save your self in the long haul..
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:27 PM
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thanks guys. ive decided to just get the leveling kit and some 33's then in the future get a fabtech 6" with 35's. Thanks for the advice
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:54 PM
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thanks guys. ive decided to just get the leveling kit and some 33's then in the future get a fabtech 6" with 35's. Thanks for the advice
Good decision, can't wait to see it done!
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:16 PM
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here is my truck, which is basically yours, minus the side steps.

leveled with 33's and 18's!

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Old 06-04-2010, 05:34 PM
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Loganoo, I also plan to throw a leveling kit and 33's in the future..Have you seen a drop in MPG and speedometer changes after doing this? I have a 08 supercab 2wd..thanks
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:39 PM
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wat

thanks for posting that pic logan. I have been looking for a pic just like that. It looks sick. I have the same question as kev1172. did you see any drops in mpg or speedometer changes? Thanks!
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:02 AM
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this is my 2wd reg cab. 2.5 level with 285/70/17

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I originally thought I was just going to level my truck out. Didn't work out that way. Went and got a 6" Fabtech instead. Your going to want to go higher the moment you order a leveling kit.
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