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BDS Suspension introduces new 1" and 2" leveling kits for the redesigned 2017 Ford F250 and F350 Super Duty 4wd trucks. Designed to improve the stance of your truck, these kits allow for up to 35" tires to be installed. Kits will fit both gas and diesel equipped trucks and include bolt in lower coil mount spacers, ball joint alignment cams (2" kit only), a track bar drop bracket (2" kit only) and your choice of new shocks at each corner for improved performance. As with all BDS lift kits, these kits are backed by Factory Protection Plus for peace of mind wherever your adventures may take you. Factory Protection Plus includes BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty along with a 5-year, 60,000-mile drivetrain warranty. These are the first of many new kits coming available for the new 2017 Ford Super Duty.

Product Description

1" Leveling Kit
2" Leveling Kit

Vehicle Fitment

2017 Ford F250 Super Duty 4WD
2017 Ford F350 Super Duty 4WD
  *gas and diesel trucks

Available Accessories

#98224710 - FOX 2.0 IFP Gas Shock ea. (F)
#98224717 - FOX 2.0 IFP Gas Shock ea. (R)

 *Check website or call BDS sales prior to ordering to ensure information is up to date with current manufacturer offerings*

Leveling Kit Features

  • Bolt-in lower coil spacer for improved wheel well appearance
  • Ball joint alignment cams (2" only)
  • Heavy duty track bar drop bracket (2" only)
  • Front/Rear NX2 or FOX 2.0 shocks
  • Allows fitment of up to 35" tires

Kit ID Number(s)

#1518H (1" Leveling Kit)
#1519H (2" Leveling Kit)

MSRP

$273.60  (#1518H)
$459.69 (#1519H)

Rec'd Max Wheel/Tire Specs (1" Kit)

Up to 34x12.50 Tires on
17x9/18x9/20x9 Wheels (4.5" BSing)

Rec'd Max Wheel/Tire Specs (2" Kit)

Up to 35x12.50 Tires on
17x9/18x9/20x9 Wheels (4.5" BSing)

Factory Protection Plus
  • 5-year, 60,000 mile drivetrain Warranty
  • BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty

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BDS is now offering 2 new leveling kit options allowing you to give your new Super Duty a subtle lift and leveled stance with room for up to 35" tires to be installed. Kits are available in 1" and 2" lift heights so you can dial in the stance of your truck.

1" Leveling Kits: This kit includes a pair of bolt-in lower 1" coil spacers built from 6061-aluminum. This offers a better appearance in the wheel well that top mounted coil spacers with the coil spring visible rather than the spacers. Also included are your choice of NX2 gas shocks or FOX 2.0 performance shocks for improved performance for all 4 corners. This kit allows for up to 34" tires to be installed.

2" Leveling Kits: Building on the 1" kits, the 2" leveling kits for the 2017 Super Duty include a pair of 2" lower coil spacers built from 6061-aluminum with a durable black e-coat finish. These bolt into place and combine with a pair of ball joint alignment cams for correct axle positioning. The lower spacer design cleans up the wheel well appearance with the full coil visible rather than a top spacer with other leveling kits. To correct the front axle positioning a heavy duty replacement track bar drop bracket is supplied to bolt in place of the factory track bar frame mount. This bracket is built from 1/4" steel, full welded and finished in a durable textured black powdercoat. To improve help improve the overall ride quality and dampening performance this kit includes your choice the BDS NX2 series gas shocks or specially tuned FOX 2.0 performance shocks for the front and rear of the new Super Duty. This kit allows for up to 35" tires to be installed.

2017 Ford F250/F350 Super Duty Leveling Kits

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2" Leveling Kit - 2017 Ford F250F350 Super Duty
2017 Ford F250 w/ BDS 2" Leveling Kit and 34" Tires
2" Leveling Kit - 2017 Ford F250F350 Super Duty
2017 Ford Super Duty w/ BDS 2" Leveling Kit and 34" Tires
103 Comments on “BDS New Product Announcement #261: 2017 Ford Super Duty 1″ & 2″ Leveling Kits
  • charles says:

    is that the 1 inch or 2 inch kit on the black Ford in the photos, and what size tires are those, this is exactly the look I want for my truck

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Charles, the black F250 in this new product announcement is running the 2″ Leveling Kit on 34×11.50 tires on stock 18″ wheels.

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      • Herb says:

        Will this void warranty

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        • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

          By law a lift kit will not void the warranty (Magnuson Moss Warranty Act), many dealerships have brand new lifted trucks on their lot for sale. All BDS lift kits come with Factory Protection Plus, an premium warranty program that includes BDS’s no fine print warranty on BDS parts and a 5-year, 60,000-mile drivetrain warranty to match the OE warranty in the event the dealer tries to deny a warranty claim faulting the suspension mods. For more on the topic contact our sales/customer service team at (517) 279-2135.

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      • Matt says:

        Was there any rubbing on that black 250 setup?

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        • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

          Hey Matt,
          the 2″ leveling with 35×12.50 tires on 9″ wide wheels works well on the 2017 Super Duty. We didn’t have any rubbing on this truck.

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          • Chris says:

            Hi Carter, I have a 2017 F250 – XLT with stock 18″ wheels, they’re 8″ wide (not 9″ as you state here). The local tire store says they can get 35×12.5 tires on the stock 18″ (8″ wide) wheels, but if you’re running on 9″ and I try to pinch them on 8″, they may bow (at least changing the profile of the tire) and result in rubbing you didn’t experience. Did your setup actually have 9″ wide wheels, or was that a typo? Thanks regardless.

          • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

            Hi Chris, admittedly I don’t recall the exact specs of the stock wheels used on our test truck, In searching online for factory wheel specs I show Ford offering 18s in a 18×7.5 Wheel (+34mm offset/5.6″ BS), 18×7.5 Wheel (+44mm offset/6″ BS) and 18×9 (+44mm offset/6.7″ BS) on the late model Super Duty. While any of those wheels are acceptable to use for 35×12.50 tires, they will all have minor differences on fitment and there is always the potential for rubbing, Actual tire size and aggressiveness of the sidewall can also effect clearance. Our recommended specs are designed as general guidelines.

    • Chris G says:

      On the 1 inch leveling kit are there any modifications needed, such as drag link or sway bar? I know I’ll need an alignment?

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      • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

        Hey Chris,
        Anytime the suspension is modified it is a good idea to check alignment. That said nothing else is required when installing the 1″ leveling kit, although some customers do opt for ball joint cam kit (#129105) to improve caster.

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  • Shad says:

    When is the 4″ – 4 link with coil overs coming out for the 17 f250? I just bought one and it needs lifted now!

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Shad, we have additional lift sizes and options in the works for the 2017 Ford Super Duty. Currently we’re offering up to the 4″ radius arm systems. 4-link and coilovers haven’t hit the shelves yet. As kits come available we’ll be adding them to our website, sending out announcements and promoting on social media. Unfortunately I can’t get into kit specifics, price point or expected release dates due to company policy. Stay tuned for more as kits hit the market.

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  • Andrew Carpenter says:

    I have a 2017 F350 Platinum 4×4 and I would like to know which lift would be required to fit 20X12″ wheels with 35×12.50 tires. Thanks for your advice.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Andrew,
      while the 2″ leveling gives enough lift to fit a 35″ tire, the 12″ wide wheels will cause some clearance issues when turning. I’d recommend going with our 4″ radius arm lift kit to fit your wheel and tire setup. More info on that kit and available accessories can be found at http://bds-suspension.com/product?kid=1520H

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  • Gary says:

    Will 2″ Level Kit work for 35 x 12.5 x 20 tires and 10″ wheels? what would the offset be? I know the 9″ should work but would like deeper look.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Gary,
      while that wheel/tire combo will likely clear for everyday on-road use, its outside of our recommended specs for that kit so we can’t guarantee it won’t rub and require some trimming at full turn, especially in offroad situations. To minimize the potential for rubbing a wheel with 4.75-5.25″ backspacing (-19mm to -6mm offset) should be used.

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      • Welderguy says:

        Has anyone tried to put 37’s on a dually after doing the 2” leveling kit?

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        • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

          We have had a number of customers fit 37s on their newer Super Duty trucks with just the 2″ leveling kit. That said wheel options are limited (ideally stock size) and it’ll likely require some trimming to the inner fender to clear in all driving situations. Our tire/wheel spec recommendations are just that, recommendations, based on the best fitting size without much trimming.

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  • Sean says:

    I’ve purchased a 2017 F250 crew 4×4 that comes with LT275/65Rx20E OWL A/T tires which are 34.1 inches tall and 10.8 inches wide on the stock 20′ wheels as it comes from the factory. I just want to up it a notch to 35×12.5(or 11.5 not sure yet)x20’s back onto the stock wheels. I’m really only looking for a level look on the body with your kit so would a 1″kit suffice or do I need to go 2″ to achieve it?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      If you’re sticking with the factory wheels you will likely be able to fit them with 1″ spacers. If you’re running them with aftermarket wheels the 2″ will offer a bit more clearance. To get teh level stance you’ll want to measure the front vs back stance to see how much you need as the trucks varied from the factory.

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  • Craig Reiman says:

    I have 2017 super duty 250 regular cab and need to bring the back down 1in. or 2in. I need to get a little more clearance to get into my garage. Thx Craig

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Craig, we’re not in the market of lowering trucks, but in the case of your 2017 F250 the truck comes with about a 2.5″ rear block installed from the factory. If you swapped out that block for a smaller one you could bring the back down for a lower-leveled stance to help you fit it in the garage. For more on the topic contact the BDS sales/tech support team to se what block options we have available to fit your Super Duty, (517) 279-2135 or sales-bds@sporttruckusainc.com

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  • warren says:

    Hi Carter. Ordered the new 2017 F350 dually. I want to fill as much as possible the fender gap on a stock suspension. I’m want to get the 22.5s with 255/70/22.5 tires which is about 36.5″ diameter and 10″ wide. Do I need to put any leveling block? If needed, will a 1″ leveling block be enough? Thanks

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Warren,
      while we haven’t tested that particular wheel/tire combination, I would think you’ll like need our 4″ lift to fit that setup. You may be able to run a smaller 2″ leveling kit, but typically you’re limited to about a 35″ tire with a 2″ leveling kit. The 4″ kit is typically used to fit 35-37″ tires.

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  • warren says:

    I want
    4wd

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  • Gary says:

    Is it also recommended with the 2 inch level, a track bar drop bracket?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Gary, we are in the process of revamping the 2″ leveling kit listings to include a small track bar relocation bracket. Once kits are available we’ll be relisting them on our website with the updated information.

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  • Lee says:

    Hey Carter,
    I just purchased a 2017 F350 4×4 and want to fit 35″x12.5″x20” wheels and tires. I’ve seen above that a 2″ lift should not rub in most situations depending on the off-set. My question is should I just add the blocks or should I also install your FOX shocks all around to make up for the loss in travel? Thank you.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Lee,
      You can add a taller rear block if you’d like, but its not required to fit the 35″ tires. The F350s can from the factory with a larger block than the F250s so you’re likely around 2.5-3″ nose low currently. We’re revamping out 2″ leveling kit to include a track bar relocation bracket as well as have several new lift options coming available very soon. The factory shocks will limit your droop travel slightly, which they were designed to be the limiting factor. The main improvement with the FOX 2.0 shocks upgrade is better handling and ride quality across all terrains.

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  • Alejandro says:

    Is the 1″ leveling kit sufficient to clear 295/60r20(34.25×11.5″) tires with a -12mm offset wheel?

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    • Carter says:

      Hey Alejandro, its difficult to answer that question without knowing the width of your wheels. -12mm offset is relative to the width of the 20″ wheel you are asking about. That said you may be able to fit them with little to no trimming, however the 2″ would be the safer way to go for sufficient clearance.

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  • Tom says:

    Carter – Can you tell me what part number that I need for a 17 ford f350 drw, 4×4, diesel (stock height) ? I see the rear part number on the website.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Tom, which product are you asking about the part number for. These kits fit all F250-F350-Dually trucks. We have the kit numbers listed above along with links to more info on our website.
      #1518H is the 1″ coil spacer kit
      #1519H is the 2″ leveling kit

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  • Tom says:

    Thank You!

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  • Tanner H says:

    2017 f250 With 2 inch lift and your drop track bracket is this all that’s needed to keep steering like factory or should I get something more?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      At 2″ of lift we offer a complete system that includes the coil spacers, track bar relocation bracket, ball joint cams and longer replacement shocks.

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  • Mike Delgado says:

    Recently purchased 2017 F-250 Diesel King Ranch and thinking about a leveling kit. The local ford dealership is quoting $650 which includes install. Would you recommend a 1″ or 2″ leveling kit? And will BF GOODRICH ALL TERRAIN Baja Champion LT315 70R17 fit? These are the tires that come on the 2017 Ford Raptor. Or what tire would you recommend for someone who drives a lot on the highway and not pulling anything as of yet?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Mike,
      you’ll want to go with the 2″ leveling kit to comfortably fit the 315/70r17 (35×12.50) tires. The final price will depend on your shop’s install rate, you can always check with your local BDS dealer to see what they quote you for the parts and install. http://bds-suspension.com/distributor-lookup.

      As far as tires go, BFG builds high quality tires, their All Terrain KO2 is a great tire for on-road and mild off-road use. They’ll give you a long tread life and a quiet ride.

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  • Todd LaPan says:

    I ordered a 2″ level kit and a drop bracket was never offered and I just installed the kit and my axle is shifted to the drivers side. I see now your kits have drop brackets included. Why was this not an option when I ordered the kit in October? now I have an issue and need to get a drop bracket ASAP… Please contact me so we can discuss how to get a drop bracket here ASAP. Thanks

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Todd, when we originally released the leveling kits they did not include the track bar relocation bracket. Similar to other companies it was just the 2″ coil spacers and replacement shocks. While most did not have any issue, we did have a few complaints on the 2017 models about suspension clearance to the frame so we developed the replacement track bar bracket which we include in the revised kits now listed. The replacement bracket can be purchased separately to work with your current setup, the part number is #123301. For more info on the track bar bracket head to https://blog.bds-suspension.com/?p=14528

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  • gregory andrews says:

    Hey Carter you have mentioned a few times in this blog about other kits
    that are in development for the F350 – anything in the 3″ range in
    the works??? Thanks.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Gregory, we do have some additional kits (and sizes) in the works for the late model Super Duty, a few of which will be in the 2-3″ height range. That said I can’t get into the kit details, price point, or expected release date due to our company policy. Once kits are on the shelf ready for sale we’ll be adding them to our website, sending out announcements and promoting on social media so keep an eye out for new products in the future.

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  • Ru-Man says:

    I plan on getting my new 2017 F-250, crew cab diesel this fall. The pics of the black ford look awesome! I also plan on getting a 5th wheel camper. With the 2″ leveling kit on 35″ tires, will it be too high for a 5th wheel hitch and camper? I currently have a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 mega cab, with 6″ suspension on 37″ Nittos. I cannot use a 5th wheel camper due to the truck too tall.
    Instead of a ford, I also am considering a 2017 Chevy 2500 crew cab diesel. Same question about leveling kit.
    Thank You!

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      With a leveling kit, the rear is not lifted at all, just the front to level out the stance. The only additional height will come from the larger tires which will raise the overall height slightly (about 1″ higher when going from 33″ to 35″ tires). This shouldn’t cause any issues with towing your 5th wheel, but ultimately the topic of towing with your truck will be dependent on your particular trailer and what height you are able to hook up and tow safely.

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  • Dan says:

    Just ordered an F-350 Powerstroke Crew Cab Short Bed FX4
    Want to keep factory springs but want to run 35’s (37’s would be ideal but don’t want to replace springs).
    What do you offer for my F-350 and what size tires can I run? What backspacing/offset do I need to run?
    Do you offer Fox remote reservoir shocks with this?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Dan, thanks for your interest in BDS. 35s will fit on the 2017 F350 with the 2″ leveling kit and allow you to run the factory coil springs. With that kit our recommendation is for 35×12.50 tires on anywhere between stock wheels and 9″ wide wheels (4.5″ BSing). We’ve heard of customers squeezing 37×12.50s on stock wheels with just the leveling kit, but trimming would be needed. For proper fitment of 37s we recommend the 4″ lift kit, which uses our replacement full length ProRide coil springs. As far as the shocks we don’t offer the FOX 2.0 remote reservoir shocks with our kits at this time, but if ordering the kit through your local BDS distributor they have the ability to substitute the standard shocks for FOX remote resi, http://bds-suspension.com/distributor-lookup. Check with them for pricing.

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      • Dan says:

        Hi Carter, thanks for your prompt response; it’s good to hear from you.

        The F-350 provides greater towing and hauling capacity (than the F-250) and when I opt for the FX4 package, it upgrades the factory front springs. I really don’t want to diminish the capacities or throw out factory springs just to run 37’s so I appreciate you helping me keep the stock springs while find a way to run 37 x 12.50 (or 13.50″) tires.

        1. What trimming will be required to run 37 x 12.50 tires? Are we talking plastic trimming only (which is fine) or something else?

        2. I definitely want to replace the stock shocks when I put on the 37 x 12.50″ tires. Will the Fox 2.0 shocks work with the 2″ level kit and 37″ tires to replace the stock shocks?

        Thanks again!

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  • Dan says:

    Does the 2″ Leveling Kit come with Fox 2.0 shocks?

    I noticed a flyer on the kit (it’s a PDF on your website) says they’re NX shocks. And there’s no mention of Fox 2.0 shocks on the 2″ Leveling Kit web page. The 4″ suspension lift with Radius Arms does mention Fox 2.0 shocks.

    Can I get 2.0 shocks with the 2″ Leveling Kit?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Dan,
      we haven’t attempted to fit 37s on the ’17 Super Duty with just a leveling kit so I can’t speak for what needed to be trimmed. We’ve heard from some of our dealers they were able to make it work with “some trimming”, however I don’t know exactly what that considered of. The wider the tires and aftermarket wheels that are wider and use a smaller backspacing will have more potential to rub. One dealer that comes to mind that has done it is Fat Bob’s Garage, see https://www.facebook.com/FatBobsGarage/photos/a.230057681779.143064.227418771779/10153839316916780/?type=3&theater

      Onto the FOX shock topic, our standard shock for all kits is the NX2, the FOX 2.0 is the upgrade performance shock and can be swapped in with all our kits. On the .pdf flyer the FOX 2.0s are listed under the accessories column and on our website when you “customize” the kit you are able to upgrade the shocks to FOX 2.0s. See http://bds-suspension.com/kit-customizer?kid=1519H for more info

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  • Aaron says:

    I had a BDS 2in leveling kit put on a 2017 F-250. A couple days later I put 35’s and some new 20×10 wheels. After doing this the steering was really loose and not near as responsive, almost like it’s bump steering. Anything I can do to tighten this up or bring it back to near factory steering. I wouldn’t have thought it would have changed much if any with such a small change in height. Other trucks I had leveled in the past with various kits never had this problem. Any insight is greatly appreciated.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Aaron, there are a couple possibilities that come to mind. Being you didn’t have an issue before the larger tires/wheels installed I’m curious if the tires are balanced properly or if the front end was re-aligned since the leveling kit was installed? Also was our entire kit installed (coil spacers, track bar bracket, ball joint cams, and shocks)? If your truck has the adaptive steering system that cause cause drivability issues. Another option is upgrading the factory steering stabilizer to compensate for the larger wheels/tires. Our customer service/tech support team is available to help you look into the topic further and get it resolved. They can be reached at (517) 278-7144 or by email at (tech-bds@sporttruckusainc.com).

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  • Aaron says:

    Thanks for the reply. I do not have the adaptive steering on this vehicle. All components have been installed. I’ll start with the alignment, it was “supposed” to be done. I will verify and go from there. Thanks again.

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  • Aaron says:

    Carter, I sent out an email to the above address a few days back and haven’t heard anything. Can you have them reach out to me please?

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  • Danny says:

    If I install your 2″ kit, will I have any problems running 22×12, 44m back set rims with 35×12.50R22 tires?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Danny, that wheel is outside our recommended specs for the 2″ kits so I can’t guarantee fitment. Typically customers run our 4″ lift kit if running 35×12.50 tires on 20×12 wheels, even then there is the possibility of some trimming being needed to eliminate rubbing in all driving situations (on and off-road).

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  • Serge says:

    Hi is the kit will fit a f 450 ?

    Thanks

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Officially we haven’t released these kits for use on the 2017 F450, that said we have had several customers install them on the F450 without issue.

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  • Neil Santos says:

    Hi, just purchased a 2017 F350 SD 6.2L gas and will be adding a Boss EXT plow. We will also be adding Timbren kit to prevent the truck from sagging when the plow is installed. Are we still able to add the 2” leveling kit? Along with the Timbren kit? Does the leveling kit affect front axle ratings at all? Please advise….

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Neil,
      At this point we haven’t tested our leveling kits in combination with the Timbren bump stops to confirm compatibility, but from looking at the Timbren’s website and install instructions their front SES bump stop spacers appear to install in place of the factory bump stops whereas our 2″ leveling kit uses bolt-in lower coil spacers, replacement shocks, replacement track bar bracket and ball joint cams so there shouldn’t be any interference issues. According to Timbren instructions their kit is in contact with the frame/axle at normal ride height once installed, so the extra 2″ of ride height achieved by our leveling kit will likely cause the Timbren parts to not be engaged at ride height while unloaded. The factory coil springs would likely need to be compressed to engage the Timbren bump stops. Our leveling kit does not effect that axle ratings and unlike other leveling kits on the market it is designed to correct the caster and front axle positioning for proper function with room for larger tires. For more on the topic contact our customer service team at (517) 279-2135.

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  • Parker says:

    Hello, with the 2″ kit and 35″ tires, do you know the new total/overall height a F-250 would be sitting? I am trying to determine if it would fit into the garage.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Parker,
      Overall height isn’t a measurement we take when setting up the trucks as there are a number of factors that will effect the number including actual tire size, whether the truck has cab lights and heavy accessories like winch bumpers and bed caps. You can estimate the height by measuring your height stock, then adding 2″ for the lift height and adding 1/2 the difference in tire size (i.e. going from a 33″ tall tire to a 35″ tall tire will raise the overall ride height by 1″). That will give you a rough estimate on the height.

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  • Don Smith says:

    I was considering the 2″ leveling kit on my 2017 F-250, but now am leaning toward the 1″ kit just to take some of the rake out. Being a perfectionist, I want my alignment and axle position to be perfect. Most shops look at me like I’m crazy when I tell them that I’m considering the track bar bracket for the 1″ kit, as most install as much as 2.5″ spacer kits with no bracket. (They obviously aren’t perfectionists). What is your opinion? Do I order alignment cams as well to insure perfection? I will have the shocks replaced with Fox units at this time as well. Thanks.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Don,
      We include the track bar bracket and ball joint alignment cams with the 2″ level kit to reposition the front axle and keep the coils from contacting the frame rail. The 1″ doesn’t require the track bar bracket, however it is available as an option. Our track bar bracket is designed for 1-3″ of lift and doesn’t lower the mounting point (which could potentially cause bump steer), instead it uses a slotted track bar mount with a cam lock washer to correct positioning between 1-3″ of lift. For more on the track bar bracket head to https://blog.bds-suspension.com/?p=14528. The ball joint alignment cams will allow you to dial in the alignment for optimal handling and tire wear.

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  • Jared Dear says:

    With this 2in kit does anything else need to be replaced? Track bar drop, sway bar drop, caster get into spec after alignment without new arms?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Jared, check out the 2″ kit description where it outlines all the components. The 2″ leveling kits include lower bolt-in coil spacers to provide the lift, a track bar bracket to recenter the front axle, ball joint cams to correct caster, and new shocks all the way around. Our track bar bracket doesn’t lower the mount, instead it shifts the track bar mounting point over to recenter the axle while keeping the track bar in phase with the drag link to optimal handling. We build this as a complete kit with everything needed to properly level your Super Duty, designed to be used with the factory radius arms. Sway bar relocation is not necessary at 2″, we don’t offer it until 4″ of lift and above. We do offer heavy duty radius arms to correct the caster with 2-4″ of lift as well, which can be purchased separately.

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  • Bernie says:

    So after the 2″ leveling kit install on my 2017 6.2 F-250 it feels like i’m driving a truck with 300K miles on it. Steering is very loose and the bump steer is bad as well. I have a dual steering stabilizer on it, radius arm drop brackets and the caster has been slowly brought up to around the 6 to 7 degrees over the course of about 5 or 6 realignments in hopes of correcting this issue. The response in the steering has gotten better but still not what it should be and nothing has corrected the bump steer. What else can i look at to help fix this issue. I did also recently replace the stock steering dampner for a King shock but the steering wheel wouldn’t return to center with the dual steering stabilizer on as well. Also I can’t get a dealer to reset or recalibrate the steering angel sensor or adaptive steering due to the leveling kit. Tired 4 local dealers who won’t touch it due to liability issues. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Bernie,
      I’m sorry to hear you’re having trouble with getting your truck set up. Is it our kit installed on there? We don’t offer radius arm drop brackets, caster is corrected with the ball joint cams included in our kit. The adaptive steering equipped trucks is a bit more temperamental than the standard trucks, that said I’m not the best to offer assistance/advice from the marketing dept. This would be a topic to discuss directly with our tech support team as they have more experience with the adaptive steering on the new Super Duty. You can reach BDS tech support at (517) 279-2135 or

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  • Bernie says:

    Carter,

    Yup BDS kit and it was installed with the caster shims included in the kit by the Ford dealership that special ordered my truck. Issues were worse with just the kit installed according to supplied instructions. Then a set of drop brackets were installed to gain more caster as the shims only go so high. I’ll try them again, hopefully more information is available now that the trucks have been out for a little bit. Thanks for your response.

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    • Erik says:

      I have the exact same issue, not sure what to do, my caster angle is at 3.5, and the steering is super sloppy in my 2017 f350 platinum with the BDS 2″ inch level. What is the angle of the ball joint cam included in this kit, is it 2.0 degrees?

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      • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

        Hi Erik,
        I’m sorry to hear you’re having steering issues with your new Super Duty, to answer your question on the ball joint cams they offer a fixed 2 degrees of caster change. Other than that I’ll direct you over to our tech support team who will be able to better assist you to resolve the issue. You can reach BDS tech support at (517) 279-2135 or tech-bds@ridefox.com

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  • Nate says:

    Hello,

    I am looking at the 2″ leveling kit for a 2017 F-350 but I am wondering if the kit you sell needs to have the shocks replaced with the kit, or can you keep the OEM shocks? I am asking because I had the Fox shocks in my Duramax and I went through two complete sets in 3 years…absolute crap product and wouldn’t recommend them to anyone North of your border. I was told the Fox shocks only have a 1 year warranty; what warranty do the BDS shocks carry? I ended up going with Billstein shocks in the Duramax and they carry a lifetime warranty, at half the cost of the Fox.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Nate, thanks for your interest in BDS Suspension and I’m sorry to hear you’ve had issues with FOX shocks in the past. We offer 2 shock options, the twin tube nitrogen charged NX2 series shocks and the monotube nitrogen charged FOX 2.0 IFP shocks, both come with a limited lifetime warranty to be free of defect (one year replacement warranty). Aftermarket shocks are optional at the 2″ lift height, you can reuse your factory shocks or opt to order the kit without shocks and source shocks separately. The box kit you’ll need for the kit w/o shocks will be:

      #013202 (front bolt-in 2″ coil spacers, front replacement track bar mount w/ cam washers, ball joint cams) – $263.13 msrp

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      • Andrew says:

        Hi Carter, I’m having trouble finding the kit without the shocks (part #013202) on this site or in google search. Is this the correct part #? If so, can you post a link to where to buy this kit? Thanks!

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  • Scott says:

    Hi there,
    I want have a 2018 F350 dually. What tires can I run with your 1″ kit and my stock wheels? Thanks for your time!
    Scott

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Scott,
      We list our recommended tire size above, with the 1″ coil spacers you aren’t gaining a ton of clearance so typically one tire size larger than stock which will fit on your factory wheels.

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  • Austin says:

    Hello,
    Are the NX2 shocks any improvement over the stock Ranchos? Also, how do the NX2s compare to the Fox 2.0s? Most of my driving is pavement, the only off-roading are trails at my hunting lease. Thanks!

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hello Austin,
      the NX2s are designed to be a stock upgrade to offer improved dampening performance. The NX2 is a gas charged twin tube shock that offers 10-stage variable valving to improve performance on a range of terrains. The NX2s are our upgraded (now standard) shock for most kits, the FOX 2.0s are still our premium shock option and use a high-pressure gas charged monotube shock design with internal floating piston. Either shock will be a great option for your truck for on-road and some off-road use.

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  • Dominic Maionchi says:

    Carter,
    I would like to add 35 inch tires on stock 20 inch rims on my 2018 F350 equipped with adaptive steering. I’m looking at the Toyo open country at II 295/65R20. These are 11.8 inches wide. Will these narrow 35’s on stock rims be ok with your 1 inch lift? And will this setup likely cause me problems with the adaptive steering?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hi Dominic, while we spec 34″ tires on the 1″ kit and 35″ tires on the 2″ kit, we have had customers fit 35s will just the 1″, you shouldn’t have any issues fitting 295/65r20 tires on their with the stock wheels. Our kits are compatible with the adaptive steering so you won’t have any issues their either.

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      • Dominic Maionchi says:

        Good news. I just went to the order page and found that now I have to decide what type of shocks to purchase, nx2 or fox 2.0. Since the truck will never be off road, which shocks will give a less harsh ride on the freeway?

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        • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

          Hi Dominic, while shocks aren’t required when lifting your Super Duty 1″, we do recommend them to improve dampening performance. Either of our shock lines (NX2 or FOX 2.0) are a great option for on and off-road use, the benefits of the FOX 2.0 are lighter weight, better shock internals, and faster valving. For a vehicle use primarily on the road the NX2 twin tube shock will work well for you and same some money over the price of the FOX 2.0 monotube shock. If you decide to purchase just the coil spacers you’ll need to order #013101 box kit.

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  • Dominic Maionchi says:

    I bought the 1 inch kit. I installed the 35 tires and they fit without the kit with no rubbing.

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  • Eric B says:

    Hey Carter!

    I want to first thank you for replying to all these comments. I appreciate good customer service and I’m sure everyone thinking of buying BDS agrees.

    My question is if just keeping the stock 275/65/20 Michelin LTX A/T 2 on the truck and looking for a level stance on my 2018 F250 Platinum, which kit should I go with? I understand both the 1″ or 2″ kits will work but why choose one over the other?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Eric,
      Stock wheels/tires can be reinstalled and not look out of place. Ultimately you’ll want to take measurements as not all trucks have the same front-to-back stance from the factory. Measure from the center of the hub up to the top of the opening of the wheelwell both in front and back to figure out how “tail high” the stance is currently. From there order the 1″ or 2″ spacer to achieve the level stance.

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  • Scott starkweather says:

    I recently bought the 2” level kit with the upgraded fox 2.0 shocks through stage 3 Motorsports. I have a 2017 Ford F-250 superduty, diesel, crew cab, fx4 with 4800 miles on it. My local very experienced tires shop that does allot of lifts and levels did the install and put Nitto ridge grapplers 35×12.50×20 tires on at the same time.

    Left there and immediately heard a front end rattle over small road bumps and chatter, took it back and had them check everything again and all is tight all the kit parts were installed as I requested the original parts back, the alignment was perfect. Truck rides smooth but something is still not right as there is a defined chatter and rattle over road bumps. I did not have this issue previously the truck is brand new. I spent the extra money in a kit I believed to be the best and didn’t want to cheap out on this truck, all advise I could get was that it would improve my factory ride even with the 35’s

    They want me to bring it back Monday to re check but I’m looking for some input if any one has had this problem? Could they have not torqued something properly? It’s possible but if some one can give me some advice to discuss with them it would be greatly appreciated. The noise almost sounds like a bad shock but they appear to be working properly

    This has to be something simple, I have had terrible luck buying everything from this to a toaster lately, BDS has a awesome reputation which is why I felt good spending my money on them, hope someone can give me some insight I can share with the installer.
    Thanks

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Scott, I’m sorry to hear your having issues with your truck and we’d be happy to help you diagnose the issue and work with Stage 3 Motorsports to get to the bottom of what’s going on. Its possible something isn’t installed correctly or there is an issue with a part. We outline the install and torque specs in the instructions at http://bds-suspension.com/instructions/013202.pdf. Its difficult to diagnose over the phone or internet without having the access to the vehicle. Along with that I’m personally not the best to offer assistance being over on the marketing side. Our tech support team is better equipped to offer assistance and can be reached at (517) 279-2135 or tech-bds@ridefox.com.

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  • Kurt Pratt says:

    I just bought a 2017 f250 diesel with the BDS 2″ kit previously installed. Looking at the truck from the front it looks like the drivers side front tire is sticking out about an 1″ farther than the passenger side. Is this a track bar issue? or possibly no track bar drop bracket? Any ideas would help. It also seems to have a bit of bump steer on this crappy Pennsylvania roads

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Kurt, the track bar is used to position the axle laterally so if the front axle is offset to the driver’s side either our replacement bracket wasn’t installed at all or something wasn’t installed correctly causing it to pull the axle over. On the bump steering topic it could be a number of things from bad alignment to a worn out steering parts. We supply ball joint cams in our 2″ kit to correct the front end caster. Its difficult to diagnosing both topics without access to the truck or reference photos to know if theses items were installed/installed correctly. Our tech support team is better suited to offer assistance and can be reached at (517) 279-2135 or tech-bds@ridefox.com. You can also head to your local BDS dealer who will be able to assist you as well, http://bds-suspension.com/distributor-lookup

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  • Travis allan says:

    I have 2017 F-350
    I’m looking at 20x9x12:50 x35” combo with -12 offset
    Will your 2” level kit work with this application

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hi Travis, our 2″ leveling kit (#1519H) will work on your ’17 F350 and allow fitment of the 35×12.50 tires on 20×9 wheels (4.5″ backspacing/-12mm offset)

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  • John Duncan says:

    Hello, I have a 2017 F350 King Ranch with the 8′ bed. The stock tires are 275 65 20. I am wanting to go up a size to 295 65 20 and keep the stock wheels. Do I need the 1 inch or 2 inch leveling kit? Do I need anything other than the coil spacers and the shocks in the kit? I have 38′ 5th wheel that I pull at least once a month. Thanks for you input.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey John, thanks for the interest and for reaching out for more info. Most 295/65r20 tires will measure out to right around a 35″ x 11.75″. While you may be able to fit them on just the 1″ kit with little to no trimming, the 2″ kit is recommended for sufficient clearance in all driving situations (on and offroad use). We list all the components that come in each of the kit in the product announcement above.

      At 1″ you can get by with just the coil spacers, the factory shocks can be reused if you choose to. Our NX2 and FOX 2.0 upgrade options will offer improved performance.

      When going to 2″ and above more components are necessary to correct suspension geometry. The axle begins to offset towards the driver’s side requiring track bar correction to recenter the axle. The caster also changes due to the lift so we include ball joint cams to correct the caster for alignment. Lastly are new (longer) shocks designed to improve performance and ride quality.

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  • Coleby Ho says:

    Hey guys, I recently purchased a 2″ leveling kit for my 2017 F250 Platinum. I’ve been to 2 shops because after the kit was installed, my truck pulls to the right. Both shops said my alignment was good but the last shop noticed my caster was .5 off from my driver side. Do you have other cams to offset this issue? Other then that, love the way the truck feels and drives with these new shocks.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hi Coleby,
      I’m not the best to offer up tech support from the marketing side, but our customer service/tech support team is available to offer assistance. You can reach them at (517) 279-2135 or by emailing tech-bds@ridefox.com

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  • John says:

    Hi,

    Can i run my stock 2017 20″ wheels with either of these kits? Thanks

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hi John, you sure can, stock wheels will bolt right back on with the kit installed. Where you may run into an issue is installing anything wider than a 35×12.50 tires. The factory wheels has a larger backspacing measurement of 5.7-6.25″, we recommend 4.5″ backspacing for optimal tire clearance to the suspension and body.

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  • peter says:

    can anyone tell me how much the axle will move to the drivers side when the 1″ leveling kit is installed on a 2018 f250
    i cannot seem to get anyone to give me a number of how much

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hi Peter, the 1″ leveling kit will cause the front axle to offset towards the drive’s side about 3/16″ which isn’t noticeable and won’t cause any drivability issues. That said we do offer 2 solutions to repositioning the front axle under the vehicle:

      1) #123301 HD track bar bracket w/ cam slot designed for 1-3″ of lift, more info at https://blog.bds-suspension.com/?p=14528
      2) #123203 HD adjustable track bar designed for 0-4″ of lift, more info at https://blog.bds-suspension.com/?p=15805

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  • Jason says:

    I have a 17 f250 crew cab 4×4 with the snow plow package. Some say that these springs are already higher as compared to the non snow plow package truck. Ever heard or dealt with this? I ordered a 1inch leveling kit based of this info but may have to order the 2inch as I’m putting 20×9 +1 rims with 35 12.5 tires on? Any feedback is appreciated

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hi Jason,
      the Super Duty trucks equipped with snowplow package do use a different (heavier rate) coil springs in the front, but just the same our 1” and 2” leveling kits are compatible. On the 1” vs 2” topic we recommend taking a measurement of front fender height vs rear fender height to make the decision based on the final stance you want for the truck. While our official recommendation is for 34” tires on the 1” and 35” tires on the 2”, we have had plenty of customers fit the 35s on aftermarket wheels with the 1” kit, it just may require some minor trimming to clear in all driving situations.

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  • Rick says:

    Just as several others have mentioned I have sloppy steering following the installation of the BDS 2” leveling kit. Installed a dual steering stabilizer to try and control some of the wheel movement but no luck. Took the truck to a second shop to validate first shops installation and rechecked alignment and all appears to have been installed per the instructions. As this seems to be a valid concern now with this kit has any recommended fix been created? I would hate to scrap this kit for one that doesn’t induce loose or sloppy steering but I frequently run at 75mph and this kit does not instill any confidence at that speed.

    Please help correct the sloppy wondering steering I now have on my almost $90,000 Truck.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hello Rick, I’m sorry to hear you’re having handling issues with your truck. It’s difficult to diagnose over the internet without having hands on the truck or access to the alignment print outs, but most commonly this is caused by the caster angle not being set correctly. Caster angle is key on the newer Super Duty, from the factory these trucks come with 3.1-5.1 degrees of caster, with most on the lower end of that range. While anywhere in that range is “acceptable”, many have found the sweet spot for handling performance to be on the higher side about 5 degrees (whether stock height or lifted).

      Most leveling kits on the market simply consist of coil spacers to level out the stance. Unfortunately that leads to other issues as this causes the axle to be offset towards the driver’s side (which is why we include our 1-3″ track bar bracket) as well as causing the caster angle to drop outside of the acceptable range (which is why we include ball joint cams). Our ball joint cams add 2.3 degrees of caster allowing the factory adjustment to be back within the acceptable range. Along with that the 2017+ models with electronic power steering are much more sensitive to the caster positioning than trucks without, if not set correctly this can also lead to the sloppy/loose handling issues.

      By design a level kit in a more cost effective lifting option and while some companies cut corners to offer a lower price, we provide a very complete kit designed to alleviate many of the woes faced by other leveling kit companies. That said caster is one topic, especially on the newer Super Duty, that comes up from time to time. My recommendation would be to reach out to the BDS tech support dept directly with the measurements from your last alignment so they can further assist you (517) 279-2135 or tech-bds@ridefox.com.

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