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Old 03-13-2014, 02:20 PM   #331
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Clean setup. I like the wheel choice. I'd be careful with that 3", would strongly suggest an aftermarket UCA to go with.
Thanks for the compliment and comments.

After months of research, i have come to the conclusion that a 3" spacer on a 2wd should be like a 2" spacer on a 4x4.

Reason being is that the difference is in the height of the strut. A 4x4's struts are 1.25" taller than those of a 2wd which is why there is a difference in height between the trucks. 4x4 guys do 2" spacers all the time with no issues so again, a 3" spacer on a 2wd should be ok.
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The middle one is before the leveling kit was put on. So happy I did it, one of the best purchases I've made for my truck.
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Thanks for the compliment and comments. After months of research, i have come to the conclusion that a 3" spacer on a 2wd should be like a 2" spacer on a 4x4. Reason being is that the difference is in the height of the strut. A 4x4's struts are 1.25" taller than those of a 2wd which is why there is a difference in height between the trucks. 4x4 guys do 2" spacers all the time with no issues so again, a 3" spacer on a 2wd should be ok.
This is horrible information, a 3" spacer on either 2wd or 4x4 stock suspension is a bad idea. You will need after market control arms to correct upper ball joint angle.
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This is horrible information, a 3" spacer on either 2wd or 4x4 stock suspension is a bad idea. You will need after market control arms to correct upper ball joint angle.

Care to elaborate on this "horrible information?" His logic makes sense to me and its actually the EXACT route I was planning on going. Either that or purchasing 4x4 strut assemblies plus a 2.5" spacer up front and a 3" rear block. Since the 4x4 strut is in fact longer, why would a 4x4 strut with a 2.5" spacer versus a 2WD strut plus a 3" spacer be any different. In fact the 2WD + 3" spacer should in theory be lower by about 0.75"??
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Care to elaborate on this "horrible information?" His logic makes sense to me and its actually the EXACT route I was planning on going. Either that or purchasing 4x4 strut assemblies plus a 2.5" spacer up front and a 3" rear block. Since the 4x4 strut is in fact longer, why would a 4x4 strut with a 2.5" spacer versus a 2WD strut plus a 3" spacer be any different. In fact the 2WD + 3" spacer should in theory be lower by about 0.75"??
Go look at the upper ball joint on a 2wd with a 3" spacer and tell me it looks ok, it won't.
This is with 2.5" spacer, the control arm slams on the strut assembly all day, now imagine another half inch. You can put on whatever you want on your truck, your paying it not me

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That pic tells you everything. Although the f150lifts coilovers set at 3" may give slightly better angles
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This is horrible information, a 3" spacer on either 2wd or 4x4 stock suspension is a bad idea. You will need after market control arms to correct upper ball joint angle.
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Go look at the upper ball joint on a 2wd with a 3" spacer and tell me it looks ok, it won't.
This is with 2.5" spacer, the control arm slams on the strut assembly all day, now imagine another half inch. You can put on whatever you want on your truck, your paying it not me

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I appreciate your interest in the matter. I am always willing to be proven wrong and learn a thing or two from a more seasoned member.

So as to not derail this thread, please feel free to chime in on this thread I made a while back about this particular subject.

http://www.f150forum.com/f38/4x4-vs-...estion-241179/
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285/75r17 toyo at II (basically a 34" tire) 17x9 assaults. +25mm. No rubbing at all
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