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Old May 4th, 2012, 04:34 PM   #1
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2012 f-150 help!?

so i ordered the blistein 5100's for my truck and will be running them at the highest setting, but i don't want the front to be nose high so i would like run either a 3in block or add-a-leaf to maintain a slight rake. which one would provide that with out being to ass-high and not need shocks immeidiatly?
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Old May 4th, 2012, 04:42 PM   #2
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Usually two or three inches up in the front will level it off, with no need to fix a nose high condition.

What did you do to the front to lift it? Shocks alone won't lift it.
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Old May 4th, 2012, 04:59 PM   #3
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sorry should of clarified they are the blistein 5100's that have the hieght adjustment for the perch, so it pre-loads the spring and raises the front end, the highest setting is 2.25 but actually yeilds 2.5in of lift .

here's the link, they have great reviews and people seem very happy with them.

http://www.bilsteinus.com/fileadmin/...WebArticle.pdf
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Old May 4th, 2012, 05:01 PM   #4
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sorry should of clarified they are the blistein 5100's that have the hieght adjustment for the perch, so it pre-loads the spring and raises the front end, the highest setting is 2.25 but actually yeilds 2.5in of lift .
Looking at the leveling kits being 2, 2.5, and 3" I think you'd be fine as-is.
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Old May 4th, 2012, 05:11 PM   #5
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i hope so, just hate the nose high look. a few of the f-150 forums had people saying it looks like it sits high, but maybe it's just cause the wheel opening are larger?
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I would think with all the weight up front, it will settle after a short time. Maybe go "middle" height and not "max"
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i was debating that, maybe set it to the 3rd groove rather than the 4th, but if i run the wheels and tires i am planning, the way these have to be adjusting requires breaking them down and re-installing.
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leave it nose high. It'll look as if your going fast!
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Www.f150online.com for all you need to know about f150's

Autospring add-a-leaf for the rear...
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Old May 6th, 2012, 12:50 AM   #10
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^thanks I belong there, but to be honost they are not very helpful and more than a few are not all that knowledgeable, and a lot of them don't even use their trucks for anything other than the street. Sorry for the rant but I just got annoyed with that forum. I'll stick to greatlakes4x4 lol.
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