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I just picked up a new superduty for my tow rig and wanted to know what you guys are using for a leveling kit or lift? What is the ride like? Is it that much stiffer or does it ride smoother? I'm not sure which way to go yet.
Thanks for the help!
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They just don't mix. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
I wanted a leveling kit when I got mine. But after towing a few large loads with a tongue hitch it leveled out perfect.
It rides OK for a 3/4 ton. (4wd) But tows and pulls (not to mention rides) alot better than my 1 ton Chevy. (2wd)
If you are gonna use it as a tow rig I would leave it alone.
Just my opinion.

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They just don't mix.
Yeah, I know! Ford just had way to good of a deal that I could not pass up!
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Trust me I know, I am a die-hard, or is that dead, Bow-Tie freak.
I just couldn't see all that $$$$ towards a first year (unproven) truck. Duramax that is.
 

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I wouldnt get a leveling kit unless you are looking to have it nose high while your really using it. Like all trucks they sit ass high so its level when your getting your moneys worth putting it to work. Also keep your eye on the brakes our work truck eats them very fast <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"> but it spent its first year towing a lawnservice trailer around 6 days a week. Still they wore faster then what we normally see
 

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6" lift and 35's work great <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> Enjoy your
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6" lift and 35's work great Enjoy your truck
Yea, it would look good but how's the ride.
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6" and only 35's!?! What's the matter with you man!? You can fit 38's with 6"! I saw one with a 2.5" kit that looked like it could have easily fit 35's! lol if you're gonna go big, get the meat to!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Just curious what kind of deal foerd gave you. I am currently looking at a 2001 SD supercab. Powerstroke, 4x4, auto. Sticker is $36,700. I can get it for $31,500 with 2.9% financing which for 5 years with $0 down is $605 a month.
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Why get a lift? There are a set of fender flares out there that allow you to run 37" tires without any lift!

Btw, I leave my tow vehicle alone. It gives me less of an impulse to wheel it when the cruiser is not doing well......
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Originally posted by ONETUFF76:
<STRONG>6" and only 35's!?! </STRONG>
Yeah, don't do that. Couple guys around here did & the tires look WAY too small for the truck. They need at LEAST 37's to make it look right. Another guy did the "leveling" kit on an F350 SRW & runs 305/85R16's (narrow 36's) Coyote's on the stock rims. THAT truck looks just right IMO.


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Just curious what kind of deal foerd gave you. I am currently looking at a 2001 SD supercab. Powerstroke, 4x4, auto. Sticker is $36,700. I can get it for $31,500 with 2.9% financing which for 5 years with $0 down is $605 a month.
I got the same thing for $29,500 for 4 years at 0.9 financing. That was $8,000 less than the chevy I had on order.
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Any body running a superlift leveling kit or a skyjacker 4in kit, ifso how do you like it?

Thanks for all the help that everybody has given me so far.
thank you!
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Somebody on this board must have a lifted superduty!
Somebody!
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Ok, superlift 6" with 37inch Goodyear's. Go with the all spring setup. I have the diesel. It rides great, couldn't ask for anything else. As for towing I have towed my boat,,,, no problems. I have hauled about 2500lbs in my 250. Very little sag.
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Ive got an 01 Xcursion PSD that runs an 8" Skyjacker all spring setup with 39" Mickey Ts.If its going to be a street truck that occasionally tows definately invest in some Rancho 9000s. Being able to adjust them as the springs softened have made it ride ALOT better than stock.I did have to get a CV D line from Jess at High Angle though.Recently I towed a 88 Chevy Ext Cab 1ton dually with it. Very little sag, rode pretty decent and definately had the power to pull it up the hills. MPG was pretty good to. Figuring its a 8k lb rig with 39s on it with an 8" lift towing 7500+ lbs for 500 miles over 2 steep passes at 65 mph it avg 12 mpg.( It was regeared to 456s though) Same trip with no truck on the trailer doing 70+ was 16 mpg.
 

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You can fit 35's with a small lift (2-3")...My brother has a smal lift on his and 35's.

Plus if your lift is small, it gives you add-a-leafs, and that helps up your payload. We had a little over 2 tons in the bed in his. Not too bad.
 

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For some reason I was thinking superlift but it is Skyjacker softride 6".
 
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