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Old 08-11-2014, 09:54 PM   #1
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Default Leveling kit on a Suspension Lift

Ok. First off - I know this question has been asked before (I searched). I am looking from input from those who have done this to a 09+ F150.

My truck as it sits now has - BDS 6" Suspension lift with fox rear shocks. After reading and talking to endless amounts of people - There is no "reputable" company that makes a bigger (8"-10") kit for the 09+ models. Oh, 3k for RIZE 8" kit (front only) is out of the question.. Seems dumb dropping three grand for two more inches.

With that being said - I have heard about putting a leveling kit on the suspension lift. The question I have on that is - After you had that installed were you able to have it aligned properly afterward..?

Also, I have heard of the 5100 shocks on there as well, is that with the leveling kit, or just buy those alone and be good to go...

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Your truck is gonna squat unless you get bigger blocks in the back or add a few leafs.

You can do it, you'll wear your front end parts out faster though because of the angles being changed. Don't stack blocks out back either, it's dangerous. You're going to have to buy 2 inch taller lift blocks or add a few leafs but you're going to have to get the back end up too unless you like that squat thing.
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Thats what I plan to do in the rear. Add some leafs to level it out. Its the front that I am having the debate on -

* 5100's maxed out 2 inches
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*Leveling kit

Both with adding leafs in the rear
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6" coilovers with a 2" leveling kit should work.
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Does you BDS have longer struts up front? If so you could just throw a 2" leveling kit and be golden or you could get adjustable coil overs like Fox that BDS uses now a days and crank those up 2"
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you should have no issues whit 2 inchs more. im running a 2" zone leveling kit on my 6 " bds lift and running great
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Whatever you do, don't stack blocks. That includes on front. If your lift did not include 6" extended struts, get a pair, and THEN put the leveling spacer on top of that4-*, and you should be fine. I see that done all the time on the '04-08 trucks, which from what I understand the front suspension was carried over to the newer trucks...
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