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Pic request!

I know this is RANGER-forums but some of you guys have F-150s... Im getting a leveling kit for my brother as an X-mas gift... Just wanna see what it will look like leveled with 35s. His is an 07 XLT Scab 5.4 V8 4x4.

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calling trent calling trent lol
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pic up the latest issue of 4wor mag...got a white one with 35" km2's with the readylift kit
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you need to buy the bilstein kit!!! that is the best leveling kit you can get, but idk if you are planning on spending that much.

ORW has good prices on them. You can get just the front shocks.

Id post pictures of mine but it isnt on 35s... I am running close to a 34
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Yeah I'd post mine but its only on 33s.
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Bilstein 5100 shocks (front are adjustable to 2" +) w/ 35x12.50R18 KM2s on stock wheels.








I have about a million more but you get the idea. If you want anything specific let me know.
I would definitely recommend the bilsteins over the conventional spacer kits, but they are also more expensive. If you use a spacer, I wouldn't go more than 2". Good luck!

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the spacer i was planning on getting was a 3" spacer. But 2" or 2 1/2" sould level it just right.
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the spacer i was planning on getting was a 3" spacer. But 2" or 2 1/2" sould level it just right.
Honestly, go with the 2". Not just for reliability, but if you look at my first few pictures there is nothing in the bed. There is a slight rake, but the wheel well heights were almost dead even, which is more noticeable to most people.
The problems with the spacer kits are that they cause the front suspension to bind when it droops. They allow the suspension to droop too far, putting the balljoints in a bind, and causing the upper control arm to contact the coil spring, also adding a nice noise when it happens. Even most 2" kits will do this. Ask Beard, he ran a spacer for a short period before getting the bilsteins.
The bilsteins are simply a longer shock. They allow a little more down travel than stock, and have two (or three in some cases) slots for the spring seat to adjust height.

If you do get a spacer, look at the autospring spacers. F150/Expedition
Their spacers provide about 1/4" offset of the coil spring (moves the upper mount inward) to prevent the spring from contacting the upper control arm. A lot of people use their spacers and seem very happy with them. You can find their stuff on ebay usually.
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Yeah go with the 2". The 3" puts the CVs at pretty steep angles anyway. I have the 2" Bilstein as well, love it. Now its whoring time!!!









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Yeah i ran a spacer for less than a week. Never again would i recommend them the difference from a spacer to the bilsteins is night and day.
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Sexy ^^^ anyway how much do the bilstien kits go for??? Got a link to them?
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I just looked at them. so how do they mount in the tower? all they do is replace the current front shock and provide more lift?
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Off Road Warehouse - Shocks Bilstein Shocks Ford Bilstein Shocks

Send Nick a PM he will get you the RF discount and probably free shipping!
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they replace the current shock.
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04-05' level with 2.5" 06-08 only need 2" kit

this is what you get when a 2.5" is used on a 06+...notice the sag in the rear.
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Off Road Warehouse - Shocks Bilstein Shocks Ford Bilstein Shocks

Send Nick a PM he will get you the RF discount and probably free shipping!
That link is it only ONE shock or a pair????
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04-05' level with 2.5" 06-08 only need 2" kit

this is what you get when a 2.5" is used on a 06+...notice the sag in the rear.
pure sex! loved that truck. wish mine was grey sometimes.
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I hope thats for 2... I think its for 1 though.
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I have the autospring spacers on mine. They're 2.5" and even with the offset the upper arm will hit the coil sometimes. They're alright for $60 though. I've been considering taking them of since I plan to start towing the ranger with the F150 and I don't want the back saggin like crazy.
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I have the autospring spacers on mine. They're 2.5" and even with the offset the upper arm will hit the coil sometimes. They're alright for $60 though. I've been considering taking them of since I plan to start towing the ranger with the F150 and I don't want the back saggin like crazy.
yeah see it is just one thing after another. i bought the shocks, then i needed air bags to tow... i probably should have left the whole thing stock. haha
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I swapped the 2" rear blocks for 3" blocks because of the weight from the canopy and the crap I keep back there.
I used the autospring rear blocks (which suck because they have no tab for the bumpstop), but I would use the readylift block next time since they do have a tab.


I'm sure the ORW price is per shock. I ordered mine from topguncustomz.com (all 4).
Still probably more than you want to spend. If so, I would get the 2" autosprings personally.
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