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Old July 30th, 2009, 03:41 PM   #21
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The best affordable exhaust system I found for my 99 Cummins was through Full Spectrum Performance. You should check them out . . . I'd go for the 5" straight . . . but thats just me
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Old July 30th, 2009, 09:40 PM   #22
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Anybody put a leveling kit on your Personal truck? I was wondering if it messes with the steering angles really bad? I was looking at my truck today and thought to myself that it would look sweet sitting a little higher in the front.
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I went with the FarmBoyDiesel 5" budget turbo back kit with a non-obnoxious muffler. I deleted the cat. The exhaust temps fell at least 200* pulling our 5th wheel and it sounds great. It is a bit loud when you first install it, but it quiets down quickly when it gets coated with soot. It was VERY affordable and fit perfectly. Gus is a down to earth guy and treated me extremely well. The truck runs much better towing after the new exhaust and losing the kitty.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 10:27 AM   #24
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Anybody put a leveling kit on your Personal truck? I was wondering if it messes with the steering angles really bad? I was looking at my truck today and thought to myself that it would look sweet sitting a little higher in the front.
It won't affect them much. Levelling kits are typically about 2". This will get your front axle back to center:

http://www.solidsteel.biz/datb.htm


You wanting one of these DSS's:

http://www.solidsteel.biz/dss.htm


There's also the DAC2000-4 kit mentioned at the bottom of the page, which is apparently a new offering. Used with the track bar above, it would let you dial things back in exactly where you want them.

http://www.solidsteel.biz/
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Old August 7th, 2009, 08:16 PM   #25
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Anybody put a leveling kit on your Personal truck? I was wondering if it messes with the steering angles really bad? I was looking at my truck today and thought to myself that it would look sweet sitting a little higher in the front.
Yeah, and think how sweet it will look driving around nose up with a load in the bed or a trailer hitched up ....um...
you did buy a CTD to do more than just get groceries, didn't you?


There are some who complain about getting DW using the cheap coil spring spacers, though they probably have a bunch of other issues...... A freebie is to remove the two stubby leaves (ie spacers) on each rear spring pack. Iirc this drops the rear about an inch and gets you that much closer to level nirvana when parked.
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Yeah, and think how sweet it will look driving around nose up with a load in the bed or a trailer hitched up ....um...
you did buy a CTD to do more than just get groceries, didn't you?


There are some who complain about getting DW using the cheap coil spring spacers, though they probably have a bunch of other issues...... A freebie is to remove the two stubby leaves (ie spacers) on each rear spring pack. Iirc this drops the rear about an inch and gets you that much closer to level nirvana when parked.
Thats why I have air bags in the rear to level it out!!! Yes I bought a CTD to pull with smart ass. It was just a question since my Dad's F-350 with a leveling kit on it seemed to mess up everything and the front tires wore odd and it seemed like his tie rod ends went sooner than normal too.
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Lol. Its your truck do whatever you like I can't help but tease the pimp my ride types who buy a CTD for mall use and then accessorize the hell out of it.

I did answer your question though and will add to it. Along with what PP linked to, there are sway bar drop brackets that some recommend when using a leveling kit. With the solid axle there's nothing to adjust but toe and caster. Lift the truck and the caster should be reset to factory specs.

PSA: don't forget to adjust your headlights if you lift only the front.
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Well Thanks for the info but its not for mall crawling. I have a F350 1993 that I have made into my Rig/mud truck and weighing in at 6800lbs Its not a light pull. I also drag around my 71 Ford Torino to the drag strips. But I understand what you mean about the guys who buy diesels to haul the kids to soccer practice and to the movies on Friday night its kinda annoying but each to their own.
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