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  1. charles
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    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

    1. Chris G
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      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?

  2. Shad
    Shad at | | Reply

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

  3. Andrew Carpenter
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    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.

  4. Gary
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    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.

  5. Sean
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    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?

  6. Craig Reiman
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    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

  7. warren
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    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

  8. warren
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    I want

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

  10. Lee
    Lee at | | Reply

    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.

  11. Alejandro
    Alejandro at | | Reply

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

  12. Tom
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    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.

  13. Tom
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    Thank You!

  14. Tanner H
    Tanner H at | | Reply

    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?

  15. Mike Delgado
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    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?

  16. Todd LaPan
    Todd LaPan at | | Reply

    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

  17. gregory andrews
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    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.

  18. Ru-Man
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    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!

  19. Dan
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    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?

  20. Dan
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    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?

  21. Aaron
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    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.

  22. Aaron
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    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.

  23. Aaron
    Aaron at | | Reply

    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?

  24. Danny
    Danny at | | Reply

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

  25. Serge
    Serge at | | Reply

    Hi is the kit will fit a f 450 ?


  26. Neil Santos
    Neil Santos at | | Reply

    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….

  27. Parker
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    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.

  28. Don Smith
    Don Smith at | | Reply

    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.

  29. Jared Dear
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    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?

  30. Bernie
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    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.

  31. Bernie
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    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.

    1. Erik
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      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?

  32. Nate
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    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.

  33. Scott
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    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!

  34. Austin
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    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!

  35. Dominic Maionchi
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    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?

  36. Dominic Maionchi
    Dominic Maionchi at | | Reply

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

  37. Eric B
    Eric B at | | Reply

    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?

  38. Scott starkweather
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    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.

  39. Kurt Pratt
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    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

  40. Travis allan
    Travis allan at | | Reply

    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

  41. John Duncan
    John Duncan at | | Reply

    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.

  42. Coleby Ho
    Coleby Ho at | | Reply

    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.

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

  44. peter
    peter at | | Reply

    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

  45. Jason
    Jason at | | Reply

    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

  46. Rick
    Rick at | | Reply

    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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