F450 Leveling Kits from Stryker Off Road Design
Stryker Off Road Design is a USA manufacturer of high end suspension components for newer 3/4 ton and 1 ton trucks. Exclusively the Ford Super Duty F250, F350, F450 and Dodge Ram 2500/3500. We install many of our "Made in the USA" components on BRAND NEW trucks straight off the dealership showroom floors.
We don't cut corners. We are perfectionist! All of our products, whether a complete overhaul of a truck or an individual suspension component demonstrate OUR COMMITMENT to provide you with Engineered and Manufactured Rugged Designs with a SENSE OF STYLE!.
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F450 Leveling Kit
F450 Leveling Kit with - TRACK BAR RELOCATION BRACKET
Stryker is proud of our 2.5" F450 Leveling Kit for your Super Duty Truck! This kit includes rugged, stylish Steel spacers that provide 2.5" of lift height. Our Identity Series line includes Machined Aluminum Faceplates to create a unique, stunning appearance.
The addition of Stryker's OEM style optional cast iron track bar relocation bracket assists with correcting your truck's track width after the 2.5" front lift.
This kit was Manufactured in the USA and has been ENGINEERED for superior Quality, Reliability and Style to match your truck.
LEVELING KIT frequently asked Questions.
Why are Leveling kits so much less expensive than Lift Kits?
Leveling kits max out at 2.5" of lift. To lift a truck above 3" or more often requires brackets and other components to allow the steering and drivetrain of your Super Duty to function correctly.
The least expensive leveling kits usually don’t adjust for the the changes in front steering and suspension geometry caused by the 2.5" lift.
Stryker's leveling kits offer the Track Bar Relocation Bracket optional.
- Eliminate steering or tracking issues that may be experienced after leveling.
- Center the front axle for more efficient alignment
- Retains the OEM factory ride after your 2.5" lift as much as possible.
What is the largest Tire I can use on a Leveling Kit?
With a 2.5" leveling kit, tires that are one to two sizes larger than stock are candidates.
Truck use is a major consideration. A street driven Super Duty may never experience tire rub with a 2.5" leveling kit and your tire selection. That same combination could be intolerable off-road when the sway bars become disconnected and the suspension is articulated.
Most leveling kit manufacturers offer tire size guidelines and some even provide wheel backspacing recommendations.
Should I upgrade my shocks?
Your choice depends on several considerations. If you still have your original OEM shocks and they have 25,000 or more miles on them you may consider new shocks with the installation of a suspension leveling kit. If you chose to use your existing shocks most leveling kits include shock extenders. 2.5" of lift from your leveling kit will still maintain a shock travel acceptable for your OEM shocks.
If your chose to add a much heavier or larger Off Road Tire you should consider upgrading to performance shocks, which will help control the heavier, larger diameter tires over rough surfaces. You might even be a candidate for a dual steering stabilizer.
Will I need an Alignment after installing the Leveling Kit?
Yes, Super Dutys can benefit from an alignment after the installation of a leveling kit. Of special note is that the Super Duty's solid-axle can typically get by with centering the steering wheel with an adjustment using your drag link.
You may also require caster adjustment for proper handling and road manners. Many leveling kits include the components to do this. Proper alignment will avoid poor handling and premature wear of the tires.
Do I Need To Lift The Rear after installing a Leveling Kit?
Lifting the rear suspension defeats the styling benefits of a leveling kit. But there is no consensus to the need for addressing the truck geometry if you occasionally need to carry a heavy load (typically greater than 500 pounds). The concern centers on the nose of the truck lifting. For those instances, many Super Duty users suggest investigating an adjustable Rear Airbag Lift. Stryker has several recommendations for its's F450 Leveling and Lift Kit customers. Please contact us.
Steel Or Aluminum vs. Polyurethane Coil Spacers?
Several Leveling Kit vendors make a case that polyurethane spacers slightly deaden chassis noise better than aluminum or steel coil spacers.
There is some consensus (shared by Stryker Design Engineers) that factory OEM rubber coil isolator does this job well unassisted.
Stryker powder coats it's spacers to address damage specific to automotive fluids and road chemicals removing any cosmetic advantage of Polyurethane. And there is certainly consensus that Steel is the strongest of the 3 options. Especially when it is USA Steel!
How Hard is it to Install a Leveling Kit?
An F450 leveling kit is considered the simplest kit to install at home. Most leveling kits only need a variety of common hand tools, a floor jack, and jack stands rated for your F450.
Our relentless focus on RUGGED STYLE™ for our Off Road Designs is often best represented in our customer's builds. Our latest success is exhibited in the new Diesel Brothers™ "Night Train" vision shown below! Using our latest “RAD” series (RADIUS ARM DROP) F450 SUPER DUTY SUSPENSION LIFT KIT they were able to transform their Diesel Super Duty F450 into an AWESOME creation. This rugged build for their November Truck Giveaway is deserving of the name "NIGHT TRAIN".
Because after the Stylish Stryker Lift Kit Upgrades it STILL PULLS LIKE A TRAIN!
Stryker Off Road Design operates from it's 17,000 square foot facility in Maryville, Tennessee.
We look forward to hearing from you!