Hey folks, thinking about doing a leveling job on my 1995 F-150 SC 4x4 Off Road. Planning on doing the leveling kit primarily so I can get some 33"x10.5"x15" tires to fit without any issues down the road. After many hours of reading and searches I've come to a point where I need some help.
1. I'm leaning towards the Rough Country 420.20 2.5" Leveling Lift, this kit includes radius arm drop brackets, I-beam drop brackets, new shocks and springs, and a few other goodies for just over $400 shipped. Some of my research indicated that going with a spacer lift is kind of a cheated way to go, due to the spacers preloading the springs and causing alignment issues, is this true? It's primarily a town/freeway runner with 10-15 camping/river trips per year through somewhat unforgiving country here in Southern Oregon. Is it worth it to go with the Rough Country kit for another $350 over spacers? Which way gives better overall feel and ride quality?
2. While doing the leveling kit I thought it might not be a bad idea to change some of the bushings, question here is, are poly bushings the way to go? I've found three separate complete kits, Daystar, Suspension Techniques, and Prothane. They're all roughly $150 shipped. I've read good things about Daystar as a company. Do any one of the brands have softer poly than the other? I don't want to feel like I'm riding on the frame rails is all, and I'd read that poly is MUCH harder than the stock rubber mounts/bushings.
I hope this is in the proper section, please feel free to move if I've posted it in an improper section. Cheers and thanks in advance for any advice, thanks again.