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Old 07-24-2014, 01:15 PM   #1
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I am looking to level out my F150, but not change the tires and was wondering which way to go, 1 and a half or 2 inch? I was looking at auto spring, what would you all recommend?Click the image to open in full size.
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I'm in the same boat....I'm curious too.
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Have you measured the difference? I like to measure from the lower wheel lip to the fender lip that way it doesn't account for tire bulge, etc. Find the difference and go from there.
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I'm also in the same boat. Have a crew cab w/ 6.5ft bed and measured the rear is exactly 2in higher than the front. I've decided I'm going with the AutoSpring 1.5in. Dont think I'll notice 1/2in rake, plus I may be putting a fiberglass topper on the back. So with the extra weight it might be level anyway. Plus I tow a trailer some times, not very often, so I dont want to be to nose high with the trailer.
I'm also going with taller tires. From 275/65R18 to 275/70R18. So gaining about 1.5 there too.
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I'm trying to decide between a 1 and a half inch level and a 2 inch as well. My rear sits exactly 2in higher than the front also, and I don't regularly tow or haul anything heavy . I read somewhere (can't remember where) that whatever size level you install, once it is installed, the actual height of the level is less than what it should be. For example: you install a 2in level kit, but the lift you get is actually less than 2in. Have any of you heard this to be true? Just curious, I'm a rookie with this stuff.
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I'm trying to decide between a 1 and a half inch level and a 2 inch as well. My rear sits exactly 2in higher than the front also, and I don't regularly tow or haul anything heavy . I read somewhere (can't remember where) that whatever size level you install, once it is installed, the actual height of the level is less than what it should be. For example: you install a 2in level kit, but the lift you get is actually less than 2in. Have any of you heard this to be true? Just curious, I'm a rookie with this stuff.
Well a year ago I had a 1.5" Autospring level put on and I gained nearly 2" from that. So just something to take note of. The trucks look better with a slight rake in my opinion.
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The stock tires already look too small these trucks so I wouldn't level/lift it unless I was going with larger tires.
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Well a year ago I had a 1.5" Autospring level put on and I gained nearly 2" from that. So just something to take note of. The trucks look better with a slight rake in my opinion.
You're right. I was confused, you actually do gain MORE of a lift. I think I may go with the 1 and a half with bigger tires. Hopefully that will work.
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Well i ended up going with a AS 2". For some reason i think i still have a very slight rake. After reading on here and seeing pics of a 2" i thought it would be perfect and maybe to much.
2014 FX4. What do you guys think?

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Well i ended up going with a AS 2". For some reason i think i still have a very slight rake. After reading on here and seeing pics of a 2" i thought it would be perfect and maybe to much.
2014 FX4. What do you guys think?
I prefer a slight bit of rake so I think it looks perfect.
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