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Friend of mine just got an 06 F150 2wd and wants to level it out. Will the kits that we all use work on a 2wd as it does on a 2wd or is there a specific kit he has to buy?






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Most are the same, as in from most aftermarket companies (eg: Daystar).

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Yeah the kits are pretty standard and easy to install. The easiest kit has to be from tuffcountry, kit #22904. With that kit, you don't have to take the struts apart.

Here are some easy to follow instructions to help install the above leveling kit on a 2wd and 4wd 2004 - 2008 f150:

Recommended tools selection:
  • Torque wrench
  • Standard socket set
  • Standard wrench set
  • Metric socket set
  • Metric wrench set
  • Tape measure
  • Hydraulic floor jacks

Please follow instructions carefully:

Before installation begins, measure from the center of
the hub, to the bottom of the fender well, and record
measurements below.

Pre-installation measurements:

Driver side front:_______________________________
Passenger side front:___________________________

At the end of the installation take the same
measurements and compare to the pre-installation
measurements.

Post installation measurements:

Driver side front:______________________________
Passenger side front:__________________________

Front end installation:
  1. To begin installation, block the rear tires of the vehicle so
    that the vehicle is stable and can’t roll backwards. Safely lift
    the front of the vehicle and support the frame with a pair of
    jack stands. Place a jack stand on both the driver and passenger
    side. Next, remove the wheels and tires from both sides.

  2. Working on the driver side, remove the stock outer tie
    rod hardware from the stock knuckle. Save the stock nut for
    later re-installation. Carefully brake the stock taper on the
    stock outer tie rod. Special Note: Take special care not to
    damage the stock outer tie rod dust boot.

  3. Working on the driver side, remove the (3) upper stock
    nuts that connect the stock strut into the stock location.
    Save the stock nuts.
  4. Working on the driver side, remove the stock lower bolt
    that connects the lower stock mounting point to the stock
    lower strut. Remove the stock strut assembly and stock
    lower bolt and set aside.

  5. Locate the new strut spacers and the stock upper strut
    hardware. Working on the driver side strut, install the new
    spacer on top of the strut and secure using the stock hardware.
    Make sure to use thread locker or loctite and
    torque to 45 ft lbs.

  6. Locate (3) 3/8” nylock nuts and (3) 5/16” USS flat washers
    from hardware bag D2P-NB. Install the newly modified
    driver side strut into the stock upper location and secure
    using the new hardware. Do not tighten at this point.

  7. Locate the stock lower strut hardware. Secure the lower
    portion of the stock strut into the stock location using the
    stock hardware. Torque to 65 ft lbs. Special Note: Make
    sure to use thread locker or loctite. Move back to the
    new hardware securing the modified strut into the upper
    location and add some thread locker or loctite and torque
    all 3 bolts to 42 ft lbs.

  8. Locate the stock outer tie rod hardware. Install and
    secure the stock outer tie rod to the stock knuckle using the
    stock hardware. Torque to 38 ft lbs. Special note: Make
    sure to use thread locker or loctite.

  9. Repeat steps 2 - 8 on the passenger side.

  10. Re-install the tires and wheels and safely lower the
    vehicle to the ground.

After the completion of the installation,
take the vehicle to an alignment shop and having a proper
front end alignment performed.

Also make sure that a re-torque is performed on all the
hardware associated with this suspension system after
the first 100 miles of installation.

Then do a complete re-torque after every 3000 miles.






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