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Old 03-25-2014, 06:11 PM
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Trying to figure out which branch and which size leveling kit to go with. I have saw many brands and it looks like most trucks are 1.5"-2.5" the question is what am i looking for? Truck is a 2011 fx4 screw with factory wheels for now.
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I'm running a 2.5" Auto Spring leveling kit. It's affordable and gets the job done just fine. Although, if you go with a 2.5" I believe you will need some lift in the rear otherwise you will be nose-high.
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I just recently installed Bilstein 5100s at the highest setting on my 2011 4x4. Truck doesn't sit nose high and rides a little bit nicer than stock, definitely more firm. Got um off Amazon for about $250 shipped, about the only place I could find um in stock.
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We make ours in Colorado, USA from 6061 T-6 Billet, screw-in zinc plated studs and hardware, either 2.0" or 2.5" in anodized Black. Lifetime warranty, ships the same day you place the order.

http://www.f150lifts.com/F150Liftsco...ack_p_105.html

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autospring is the best, I have a 2.0" and it sits level, but all trucks seem to be different, the 1.5" will install easier if you are doing it yourself


^^ those look nice also, same as autospring
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measure twice and order once
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Thanks, but they are in a different league than the AS ones you mentioned. Theirs are welded steel, ours are machined Billet 6061 T-6 Aluminum. Screw in studs can't be beat as when you tighten the 15mm nut on top, the stud only gets tighter, not so when you use a bolt coming up through the bottom. They both do the job, its just a choice, and people like choices.
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I've decided to go with 2" Daystar on the front. Read many great reviews and it seems like a simple install for DIY, which I plan to attempt.
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Originally Posted by onemoreday21 View Post
I just recently installed Bilstein 5100s at the highest setting on my 2011 4x4. Truck doesn't sit nose high and rides a little bit nicer than stock, definitely more firm. Got um off Amazon for about $250 shipped, about the only place I could find um in stock.
+1 for the 5100's. I set mine at 1.5" and my truck sits almost perfect (visually) level. I'm in Canada so I ordered mine from 4 wheel parts as they were the only ones who had em in stock, $300 shipped to my door.
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Thanks guys. i like the looks of the f150lifts.com (any type of military discount?) and i will check on the autospring this is only temp as i will be ordering a lift in the next month or so. Measuring center on wheel well?
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