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jpdadeo 02-25-2005 02:51 PM

Uninstalled Leveling Kit today
 
I took my Autospring spacers out today. They were the 2Ē kit. (1 5/8Ē actual) After looking at all the pics of the 04ís with drop shackles, I changed my mind about the lift and decided to drop the front back to stock height and lower the rear with DJM Lowering Shackles. I donít know if itís my imagination or what, but the front end feels tighter now that itís back to factory specs. I had a local Ford dealership do the alignment. Iíll have some pics soon and will also have the Autospring Kit listed in the classified add section.

1969Mach 02-25-2005 03:08 PM

:thumbsup:

RED WING NUT 02-25-2005 03:34 PM

You have to give back your Auto Spring membership card and now we have to change the secret handshake. TRAITOR! :devil:

freddytran 02-25-2005 03:36 PM

And you're no longer allowed to sit with us at the "cool table" during lunch. :rocker:

RockyJSquirrel 02-25-2005 03:49 PM

JP, do you have a 2wd or 4wd truck? And I happen to agree with your decision- tall trucks might look cool but you give up a lot of function and ease of use by jacking them up. Fords are too tall from the factory anyway. My 02 sits a lot higher than my 88 did, and the new body style is taller yet.

dzervit 02-25-2005 03:57 PM

I bet he's secretly going to install a Daystar... :devil:

BREWDUDE 02-25-2005 04:10 PM

jp...just sent you an email

RED WING NUT 02-25-2005 04:39 PM


Originally posted by dzervit
I bet he's secretly going to install a Daystar... :devil:
I'll bet you're right.....















NOT!!!!

rugdnit 02-25-2005 05:10 PM

since you're fighting dirty..... silly rabitt! spacers are for kids! real men get LIFT KITS! put your money where your mouth is! it is his truck and if he likes it.... Rock Out with your C__k Out! Stand back and watch the FlameFest! Hey NUT' sucks without hockey eh? I hate bettman!:devil: :devil:

RED WING NUT 02-25-2005 05:32 PM


Originally posted by rugdnit
Hey NUT' sucks without hockey eh? I hate bettman!:devil: :devil:
I hear ya.
The only reason I don't put a "real" lift on my truck is I want to be able to park it in my garage. I won't ever be parking my ride outside.

jpdadeo 02-25-2005 05:52 PM


Originally posted by RockyJSquirrel
JP, do you have a 2wd or 4wd truck? And I happen to agree with your decision- tall trucks might look cool but you give up a lot of function and ease of use by jacking them up. Fords are too tall from the factory anyway. My 02 sits a lot higher than my 88 did, and the new body style is taller yet.
Itís a 2 wheel drive and since Iím never going to put bigger tires on I decided to put the front back stock and drop the rear 2Ē. After checking out several photo galleries of the ďrear drop shackle look,Ē I like it. The stock tire fills up the wheel well better.

jimmy k 02-25-2005 08:50 PM

:( Say it ain't so Joe!

Quintin 02-25-2005 09:28 PM

I'm gonna do the DJM 2" rear shackles whenever I get around to it. I agree, the stockers fill the wheel wells up better with the 2" rear drop.

rugdnit 02-25-2005 10:32 PM

Nut- i am not a fan of lift kits... they are just not practical. i laugh when i am in parking lots and i watch people struggle to get in their lifted S/D. I would never lift an IFS truck. S/D is perfect for lifting, but some of these guys are just obnoxious. i like the look the spacer provides and for the cost it is tough to beat, but in the long haul it is like putting a band-aid on a broken bone.

RED WING NUT 02-26-2005 08:06 AM


Originally posted by rugdnit
i like the look the spacer provides and for the cost it is tough to beat, but in the long haul it is like putting a band-aid on a broken bone.
I gotta disagree. It's not a "fix", it's a way to make the truck look level. I thought about taking the spacers off the rear axle to level it out. Then I thought, "you don't lower a 4x4". The thing is, when you lift the front, then the stock tires start to look too small.

stock tires with lift spacers
https://www.f150online.com/galleries...5849-98689.jpg

bigger tires with lift spacers
https://www.f150online.com/galleries...849-105515.jpg


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