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Old 08-11-2014, 08:43 AM   #1
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Default Suspension for corner carver

I have a 2014 screw fx2 that I would like to turn in to a corner carver. My knowledge when it comes to lowering trucks is very poor

My goals

1. Lower center of gravity without rubbing 22x9.5 wheels, try an avoid bed bounce and avoid dragging on speed bumps. (thinking 3/5?)
2. Does anyone offer coilovers for the 2014?
3. I will adding front and rear sway bars thinking Hotchkis.
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Couple things to consider - What do you want 'corner-carver' to mean? Are you going to track the truck? If so ditch the 22" wheels. Get something more mainstream in the performance world. Remember, unsprung weight is the devil. 22" rims are probably VERY heavy unless you pay a LOT of money for them. Do you want the truck to stick? Corner flat? The truck can stick - use the stickest (read: softest) tire you can find. Want it to corner flat? Thick, matched swaybars and good springs.

You can have the truck perform, be reliable, or inexpensive - but you can pick only TWO of those.
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Sorry I should been more clear. The truck will be a DD and will not see a track. I may eventually switch lighter wheels. What is considered "mainstream in the performance world"? Who makes good springs for the f150?
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well, 22" rims are not 'performance rims" in 9 out of 9.5 instances. 18 or 19" wheels will give you a wide selection of reasonably-affordable rubber.

And it's not only 'lighter' is better - it's where the weight is. A wheel with a lot of mass on-center, near the axle will help vs. one with the weight out at the edges of the wheel.
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belltech or DJM 3/5 drop kit. (Add a AirLift slamair helper bag if you tow or haul)
and then Belltech rear sway bar!

the ultimate would be customs KW Coilover for the front and belltech flip kit but unless you plan to spend 2000$ : stick with the first options.
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One more thing, you have a 2014, as far as I know there isn't a lowering kit for it yet. You would have to convert to the 2013 front suspension. Basically need to change the control arms and struts.

Converting suspension
http://www.f150forum.com/f38/importa...mation-240239/

Coilovers (adjustable dampening, they make non adjustable but if you want the best, this is it)
http://www.belltech.com/products/coilover-kit-8.html
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^ DJM makes a 2/4 and a 3/5 kit specifically for the 2014. The Ground Force 2/4 kit will also work for the 2014.

OP, many members here use the Hellwig front and rear sway bars for cornering. I don't have experience with the sway bars myself but they have good reviews.
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Get a Boss 302!!! Joking, I would make sure what ever kit you get to get a rear sway bar to help tighten up the rear.
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Agree with Red
I dropped my 4x4, and the driving experience was awesome. Adding the sway- twice as awesome. The back end really stays planted now.
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im waiting for kw to release a front double adjustable coilover along with a rear double adjustable shock and rear belltech swaybar.

ive set up many guys over the years with the kws on the 04-13s and with the rear belltech bar and truck corners awesome
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