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Old 10-22-2009, 07:40 PM   #11
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Re: Cheap Lift For a 2wd

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Not sure, but the radius arms are not the problem on the 2wd van. It's the twin I-beam axel arms that are mounted transversely in front of the cross-member. The design induces a scissor-like motion as the suspension drops (or frame rises, however you look at it). This appears to significantly affect the camber angle.

I did a little more research, and aparrently the lift-kit companies bend the I-beams to compensate. Kinda sketchy, IMO.

But maybe I'm missing something, and there is in fact a cheap and safe way to do this. If someone here knows better, please chime in?

I did come across this cheap levelling kit for your F250, though it's only 1.5". Hope it's what you're looking for: http://www.suspensionconnection.com/cgi ... 112L3.html
Not sure about your front beams, but mine have casted into them "do not bend or heat"

Action van suspension prices went up after I got my kit, but well worth the money

J Flame Customs also makes a lift for 100 bucks less
http://www.jflamecustoms.com/index.html
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:56 AM   #12
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Re: Cheap Lift For a 2wd

Not sure if this helps, but I have a 2wd 2013 E150 and just had Hankook Dynapro ATM LT265/75R16E1 123R B
Load Range E1
Speed Rating R
installed on my stock rims. They look GREAT! Make the van look MUCH better, and have no rubbing or clearance issues. Full lock turning has about an inch or so clearance at fenders.
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:36 AM   #13
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Re: Cheap Lift For a 2wd

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LT265/75R16E1 123R B
Load Range E1
Speed Rating R
installed on my stock rims.
Just an FYI those tires a little wide for the stock rims. Under hard driving conditions, the sidewalls will flex more than they would on the proper width rims.

I used to run my 265s on a 6.5" rims, but later switch to 8" rims. The handling and steering improvement was huge. It wasn't bad before the switch, but making the switch definitely made me realize what I was missing.
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:58 AM   #14
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Re: Cheap Lift For a 2wd

This thread is 4 years old.

FYI - I installed a set of $180 springs and two new alignment cams in a 2001 E250 RB with 5.4 last week and picked up 2.25 inches in the front, it is an easy DIY job.
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:47 AM   #15
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This thread is 4 years old.

FYI - I installed a set of $180 springs and two new alignment cams in a 2001 E250 RB with 5.4 last week and picked up 2.25 inches in the front, it is an easy DIY job.
Do you have a part number or vendor for the alignment cams? What socks did you use after the lift?
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:53 AM   #16
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Re: Cheap Lift For a 2wd

Any good parts supplier will have them (NAPA) and for the shocks - nothing will work as good as custom tuned FOX Shox.
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:50 PM   #17
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Re: Cheap Lift For a 2wd

Ramsey, how much for the 4 Fox shocks for this application and did you just use some 2" or 3" blocks in the rear?
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Re: Cheap Lift For a 2wd

FOX's retail for $127.50, they are going up in price next year. We didn't do anything in the rear as it leveled the Van.
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Any good parts supplier will have them (NAPA) and for the shocks - nothing will work as good as custom tuned FOX Shox.
Are they comparable to Moog's SS806 or their SS860S
the part stores here can't do anything but look up stock parts
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Any good parts supplier will have them (Alignment Cams) (NAPA) and for the shocks - nothing will work as good as custom tuned FOX Shox.
Are they comparable to Moog's SS806 or their SS860S
the part stores here can't do anything but look up stock parts
I was referring to the alignment cams being available. I'm not familiar with those two springs.
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