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Old 02-14-2008, 11:47 PM   #11
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Yeah a buddy of mine had an older F-150 and we always used to make fun of him cuz his *** end was sticking way up. I think the farmer that owned it previously put heavy duty springs on or something.

However, when he got it leveled, it looked 100% better. I think you should do it if you don't plan on using the truck as a 'haulin' truck.

Nice looking truck either way though.
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I would air bag the rear suspension. That way you can have the truck any way you want, low for the road and better handling, high for off road plus you can haul more weight with an air bag suspension, just like the Bonneville it will keep it level or how ever you have it set up.

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p.*. the last truck i drove had air bags and it rode better at any weight(up to 80,000 lbs) than my pos spring suspenstion my old truck had.
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Thanks for the replies guys....anyway I dont really do much hauling and I dont tow anything so leveling would make sense to me. Its not a big deal when I look at the truck but I wanted other opinions.I think the high rear is making me lose traction for some reason.
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Lack of weight on the rear tires is why you lose traction, that and your right FOOT ! ! HAHAHAHA .........

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Actually, I vote for using air bags in the rear so you can control the rear higth using the air bags based on load.
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Lack of weight on the rear tires is why you lose traction, that and your right FOOT ! ! HAHAHAHA .........

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yepp, even with a unibody truck, weighin in at just shy of 3 tons, still can't get the back to hook up...especially in wet conditions...then its just 4wd time.

definitely level it. either that or, as suggested previously, lower it. 2 inch front, 4 inch rear. OR, 2 inch front, and put something heavy back there for traction and then you automatically leveled it.
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Get that front end up in the air

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p.*. the last truck i drove had air bags and it rode better at any weight(up to 80,000 lbs
I hope you're talking about a semi. Ain't no pickup in the world that will scale 80,000lbs. And if it was a semi, the cab was probably suspended.
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Lack of weight on the rear tires is why you lose traction, that and your right FOOT ! ! HAHAHAHA .........

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yepp, even with a unibody truck, weighin in at just shy of 3 tons, still can't get the back to hook up...especially in wet conditions...then its just 4wd time.

definitely level it. either that or, as suggested previously, lower it. 2 inch front, 4 inch rear. OR, 2 inch front, and put something heavy back there for traction and then you automatically leveled it.
Unibody truck? I'm pretty sure it'* got a full frame....
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air bags would be nice, but the price and simplicity of a front leveling kit cat be beat. Its just spacers between the strut and strut tower
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Nice ride.
If it was a 2 wheel drive truck, I would say bring the back down. But since it is 4 wheel drive, bring the front up. I would do whichever is cheaper and easier myself, which would involve leaving it alone and just driving it.
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