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Old 07-12-2018, 01:45 AM
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I have a completely stock 03 f150 2wd. Iím looking for suggestions getting rid of the rake look and would like to lift up the front to match the rear. Any suggestions for a inexpensive lift kit or even better how high can I crank the torsion bar before having to do an alignment or running to other issues?
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Being a 2wd you do not have t-bars. Have you considered dropping the rear with a shackle rather than lifting the front? It would be easier to do and would not require an alignment once it was done. If you are set on lifting the front then your cheapest option would be to use a spacer or lift springs. However, if you go above 2" your geometry will be way off and you will being going through a lot of ball joints. No matter what you do, you will definitely need an alignment to correct the positive camber.
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Some info I did not know, thanks for the heads up. I usually tow my boat so Iíd like to keep the rears as is. If 2Ē is all thatís needed to level things out and not mess with the geometry, Iíll be happy. Anyone got any recommendations as far as brand? Iíd like to have something ride like stock and not so stiff.
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Some info I did not know, thanks for the heads up. I usually tow my boat so Iíd like to keep the rears as is. If 2Ē is all thatís needed to level things out and not mess with the geometry, Iíll be happy. Anyone got any recommendations as far as brand? Iíd like to have something ride like stock and not so stiff.
No worries and towing would be a priority for me too. Rough country makes good stuff for these trucks that I wouldn't hesitate to run. Even if you only go up 2" you will want an alignment or you will need new tires before too long.
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Spring blocks or lift springs are going to ride stiffer than stock. spindle lift keeps the stock ride and geometry. And is by far the best option. For 2wd.
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I have a completely stock 03 f150 2wd. Iím looking for suggestions getting rid of the rake look and would like to lift up the front to match the rear. Any suggestions for a inexpensive lift kit or even better how high can I crank the torsion bar before having to do an alignment or running to other issues?
That "rake look", is necessary for payload carrying, and handling.

But, if looking like a broken toy with backend dragging is what you rather, go for it. Fools destroy their trucks every day, because in their ignorance they think it looks cool to do so. It looks stupid.
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If I had a 2wd I would throw on lowering shackles in the rear and air bags for any kind of towing. I wouldn't call that ruining a truck but that's just me.

The only reason I didn't mention spindles is because he wanted the least expensive option but it is by far the best option for lifting a 2wd.
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If I had a 2wd I would throw on lowering shackles in the rear and air bags for any kind of towing. I wouldn't call that ruining a truck but that's just me.

The only reason I didn't mention spindles is because he wanted the least expensive option but it is by far the best option for lifting a 2wd.

I saw that, But there is really no options for what he said he wanted to do. Don't change the geometry and keep stock ride. In the long run cheep aint cheap.

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So a 2Ē spindle lift(if they exist) will change geometry?

Letís not put the stock geometry in the picture, whatís by option leveling the front to match the stock rears?

I tow a 18Ē aluminum boat, roughly I donít know 1k lbs. the rears do not sag but I like the stock clearance it has now. Iím not a fan of the the lifted 4Ē-5Ē+ appearance on this particular year truck so looking to just adjust the front with a subtle lift.
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This is what Iím shooting for...

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