A FEW YEARS AGO I ADDED A 2

  • Tiny
  • gmacleod82
  • 2004 Ford F-150
  • 112,000 miles

A few years ago I added a 2.5" suspension spacer to level the front end of my truck. Every since I noticed that the front end is more sensitive to bumps and turns. I'm trying to find a better solution for my suspension because I feel that want i've done is not the best for my truck. What if any options do I have?

Saturday, November 17th, 2012 AT 6:01 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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First, remove the spacer.

More info on truck, please, 2 or 4 wheel, motor size?

Roy

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Saturday, November 17th, 2012 AT 6:34 PM
  • Tiny
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4 wheel with 4.6L.

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Saturday, November 17th, 2012 AT 6:47 PM
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Do you have leaf springs in the front? If you do, how many leafs?

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Saturday, November 17th, 2012 AT 6:56 PM
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No leafs, independent.

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Saturday, November 17th, 2012 AT 6:57 PM
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If you want to lift the front. I suggest stronger springs. Have a spring shop check into this. It is a much safer way of raising your truck without changing handling characteristics.

Roy

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Saturday, November 17th, 2012 AT 7:08 PM
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What about lowering the rear to match the original front end height?

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Saturday, November 17th, 2012 AT 7:11 PM
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Yes but that will change the geometry.

You are better off putting the front back to where it belongs.

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Saturday, November 17th, 2012 AT 7:18 PM
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Okay, thanks for the help!

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Saturday, November 17th, 2012 AT 7:20 PM
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Good luck

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Saturday, November 17th, 2012 AT 7:26 PM

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