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Unread 08-25-2010, 05:01 PM   #1
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any advice on a leveling kit? F350

I just bought a 99 f350 7.3 auto. I want to put a leveling kit on it and run 315 tires on it. But I am afraid if I do that when towing the front will sit a lot higher than the rear. Anyone have a leveling kit on their tow rig? Thanks

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Unread 08-25-2010, 05:43 PM   #2
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I have an airbag setup on mine. It's really more of a custom air suspension and it's manual (meaning I have to run an airline from the compressor to adjust it). Most airbag setups are like helper air springs to aid in hauling. This sounds like what you need (leveling kit + airbags in back) so you can adjust ride height depending on how heavy the tongue weight is, along with other cargo. If you couple that with an adjustable height hitch you'd be set. Mine works great. No matter how much weight I have I can just add air from the on-board compressor/tank and it levels right out. The automatic systems are pretty expensive.
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Unread 08-25-2010, 05:53 PM   #3
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Ok wait a minute. After visualizing how those air bag systems are typically installed I think you'd be working against the factory leaf springs if you tried to use the bags to raise the truck. Maybe just an adjustable height hitch would be best unless you want an infinitely adjustable system to cater to you every load. I was visualizing mine which is set up as an adjustable system so I was giving you misinformation that wouldn't apply to your truck.
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Unread 08-26-2010, 09:22 AM   #4
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Air bags for the rear and a leveling kit might work. I just think if I only had the leveling kit when I tow it would sag the rear and look like I lifted the front and not the rear. I tow a lot of different things, flat trailer with a jeep on it, 24 ft enclosed trailer full of motorcycles, 20 ft boat, skid loader or a heavy old truck camper.
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Unread 08-26-2010, 09:49 AM   #5
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Yea with something as heavy as a skid loader you'd want the bags. Without them the rear will sag down for sure, you'd look like your truck was built for san diego beach cruising and probably handle terribly too.
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