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Post  Bill Heard on February 12th 2018, 1:42 am

I just bought a used 4X4 17 F250, man this thing is tall. I would like to lower it some what. Has anybody done anything with these newer trucks?
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Re: 2017 F250

Post  jasonf on February 12th 2018, 9:09 am

I have one and they are ridiculously tall. Like I am going to go mud bogging in my $70k truck. Everywhere I go I look at 2016 and earlier and they sit a lot lower so it sure makes me wonder WTF was Ford thinking?
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Post  dfree383 on February 13th 2018, 9:48 am

You guys are getting old.... Laughing
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Post  jasonf on February 13th 2018, 2:06 pm

dfree383 wrote:You guys are getting old.... Laughing

Hell I had to re-learn how to get into this thing it is so high. Probably 4-6" higher then my last superduty. I imagine I will wear out the drivers seat in half the time now. lol.
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Post  jasonf on February 13th 2018, 2:10 pm

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Post  dfree383 on February 13th 2018, 2:30 pm

jasonf wrote:
dfree383 wrote:You guys are getting old.... Laughing

Hell I had to re-learn how to get into this thing it is so high. Probably 4-6" higher then my last superduty. I imagine I will wear out the drivers seat in half the time now. lol.


I’m guessing they finally put some real springs in them.

I had to add springs to my 12 to keep it from dragging ass when towing
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Post  jasonf on February 13th 2018, 6:07 pm

The ass is all jacked up in the air like my 03 F350 is. I think it will be great pulling a trailer but I hardly every do that.
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Re: 2017 F250

Post  Bill Heard on February 14th 2018, 1:44 am

I have found out that my truck has a leveling kit on it.........front raised I think......... now I need to lower the front and back. I think I'm a little on the old side too.....
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Re: 2017 F250

Post  83-88T-Bird Guy on February 14th 2018, 12:54 pm

Last year I was at a Ford dealer and took these pics.

16 vs. 17

Both have the same FX4 package.
I did not measure but the '17 appeared to be 2 inches taller.

Yes, the new ones stand tall




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Post  83-88T-Bird Guy on February 14th 2018, 12:56 pm

Bill Heard wrote:I have found out that my truck has a leveling kit on it.........front raised I think......... now I need to lower the front and back. I think I'm a little on the old side too.....

I recently bought a 2011 F150 4x4.

Ford added a 1 1/4 inch block in the rear under the springs on the 4wd models vs. the 2wd..

I am going to remove those blocks the help level the truck out.

Not sure how thick your blocks are on your '17 tho
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Post  Bill Heard on February 14th 2018, 10:36 pm

My 17 has a 3" block, the guy that had it first must have raise the front. I will hook up my trailer first and I will lower the whole truck later. thanks for the pics.
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Re: 2017 F250

Post  Bill Heard on February 24th 2018, 11:50 am

Went to Sacramento and back last weekend, amazing power, but disappointed with fuel mileage. Got exactly the same as my 22 year old 7.3 with 450,000 miles.
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Post  jasonf on February 24th 2018, 12:53 pm

Mine is still new but I am getting 15... at 80 mph. My 7.3 was similar till it broke in. Then I added a DP tuner and I get 18-19 now... at 80.
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Post  Bill Heard on February 24th 2018, 2:45 pm

Mine is new also, only had 4300 miles. I was towing race car. At 70 got 10 mpg, and at 60 just under 12mpg. With this 6.7 ..... there are no more mountains or hills.....
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Post  Curt on February 28th 2018, 1:52 pm

2017 F350 Dually CC 4x4, 3500 miles on mine. 12.5 mpg empty @ 75mph. Loaded with backhoe, 31,000 lbs - 7.5mpg @ 65 mph. No problems what so ever on hills.
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Re: 2017 F250

Post  cool40 on March 1st 2018, 12:53 am

dfree383 wrote:
jasonf wrote:
dfree383 wrote:You guys are getting old.... Laughing

Hell I had to re-learn how to get into this thing it is so high. Probably 4-6" higher then my last superduty. I imagine I will wear out the drivers seat in half the time now. lol.


I’m guessing they finally put some real springs in them.

I had to add springs to my 12 to keep it from dragging ass when towing
Shocked my 05 didn't ride decent unless it had 3000# of rocks in the bed! Hauled 2 pallets of wet sod on it without a problem.
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Re: 2017 F250

Post  Bill Heard on March 15th 2018, 4:09 am

Update......I took the leveling kit, 2" spacer, out from under the front spring. Went to Oregon Auto Spring and had them remove the 3" block and install a 1" block. They made new U Bolts and installed all in about one hour. Less than $200. Now the running boards are just 1" higher than my old 2 wheel drive running boards and the wifes expeditions running boards.
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