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Curious as I have a screw 5.5 bed, 5.0, max tow coming. I ordered a 2.5” spacer. My 2019 157” screw max tow had the 2.5” level and it still had just over 1” of rake and towed great no sag with a wd hitch and 7,000 lbs.

 

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I think you definately would be. Part of what I hoped would come out of this thread is understanding if those who do a 2.0 or 2.5 level....do they get nose high with a moderate load and it isn't a big deal, or do they not really ever get anywhere near 1000+ pounds of cargo & tongue weight? I have 1.5 leveling spacers that I bought for my 2020 and never installed. If I go bigger on tires once the OEMs wear out I may install them, but if I do the blocks are going back in the rear so my rake stays around 2".
Exactly. Just my tongue weight is 565 lbs. Then add in a couple rows of firewood... If I could get my onbard scales and SmartHitch to function properly, I'd know exactly how much weight we're usually travelling with.

Like you I want to go up a size or so when the factory rubber wears out. So was thinking a 2" level. Just don't know...
 

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Good to know as I have a 157" with FX4 and Max Tow as well.

Do you plan on hauling or towing with it?

I also have the tail gate step. Wondering if that added weight all the way at the back of the truck could affect rear measurements....
 

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Curious as I have a screw 5.5 bed, 5.0, max tow coming. I ordered a 2.5” spacer. My 2019 157” screw max tow had the 2.5” level and it still had just over 1” of rake and towed great no sag with a wd hitch and 7,000 lbs.
Based on my results, and measurements from others with max tow, you should end up with 1" - 1.25" of rake.
 


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Based on my results, and measurements from others with max tow, you should end up with 1" - 1.25" of rake.
With the 2.5” level correct?
 

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302a fx4, no tow packages, 36g tank. Just over 40” front, 41.75” rear. 21-22 fox 2.0 with 275/65/20. My memory says I got 2” lift upfront but I’m starting to think it’s closer to 1.5-1.75 looking at it.

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I’m glad you mentioned this. Trucks with essentially all the forward rake removed tend to appear visually nose high, even if the tape measure says otherwise.
Having the rear wheel liners goes a long way towards making the rake look less visually jarring...especially on lighter paint colors. For my last 3 trucks...2012, 2020 and 2022...about 2" rake is the sweet spot for me. It quiets the look down from the 3.5" factory rake but allows loading almost to the payload limit without going too far into nose high territory. with 1200 lbs I get right around 2" sag and at about that point the Max Tow springs are fully engaged and more load doesn't move it much.
 
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302a fx4, no tow packages, 36g tank. Just over 40” front, 41.75” rear. 21-22 fox 2.0 with 275/65/20. My memory says I got 2” lift upfront but I’m starting to think it’s closer to 1.5-1.75 looking at it.

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Don't tell the BAP pack...but that Sport Package looks much better than the Black Appearance Package on a black truck.
 

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I’m glad you started this thread.

I hope more people contribute and please include all suspension changes.

At the moment, I want to do a 2.5 in front, but I want to pair it with a block that will raise the rear 3/4” and the Roadmaster HD setup. I will likely still have a “noticeable” rake, butI doubt it will be near stock rake and I will be surprised if I experience severe squat unless I drop the 1400 lbs of remaining payload I have on the hitch.
I agree don’t level, raise front and compensate by adding a decent size block in the back.

i leveled my Superduty with a 2.5 inch carli kit and boy did it look like one ugly fucker being perfect level. I added back a 2” rear block and it looks tall and good again with some mild rake. It looks like a truck again.
Now whenever i see a perecty leveled truck it makes me uneasy. Will never make the same mistake again. Trucks are not meant to ride leveled.

 

 
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