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Old 04-28-2014, 11:09 AM
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Thinking about getting their commuter series kit. Has anyone used it or have any experience with it? How's the ride quality compared to stock? Also what wheel travel do our truck shave stock? This kit claims 9" travel front and 12" rear. I'm an 06 cc lb 4x4 f250.
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Thinking about getting their commuter series kit. Has anyone used it or have any experience with it? How's the ride quality compared to stock? Also what wheel travel do our truck shave stock? This kit claims 9" travel front and 12" rear. I'm an 06 cc lb 4x4 f250.
Thanks in advanced
Chad
My 06' is the truck on which the C20 was prototyped. It smooths the truck out. It definitely didn't have the control of my pintop 2.5 but the softness was there when compared to a stock truck. It depends what you're after. These trucks cycle about 6 front and 8 rear in stock form.
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Is the c20 the commuter series? I like that kit because my truck would be the same height and I could still fit in the garage. Any taller and I won't fit. Was the ride a lot smoother or just minimal change? What about handling while towing?
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Is the c20 the commuter series? I like that kit because my truck would be the same height and I could still fit in the garage. Any taller and I won't fit. Was the ride a lot smoother or just minimal change? What about handling while towing?
The Commuter 2.0 (C20) lifts you 2.5" in the front and 2.0" in the rear so it does change the height. The ride is smoother, handling is better and control is better. Its not a massive change in "plushness" but its as soft as this truck can get while maintaining control. I did not tow with mine so i can't comment on that one!
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Well maybe you could point me in the right direction? I have a cheap eBay leveling kit up front and a 4" block in the rear to sit completely level. I barely fit in the garage as it is lol but I want to stay there. All I am looking for is a softer ride. Granted I know I'm in a 3/4 ton truck and soft ride aren't a combo. But anything to help lol. Saw the Carli kit and liked the travel increase and mention of softer ride but would you recommend any other kit/brand? Maybe just a spring and shock upgrade?
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If you're already level with a 4" rear block, then the commuter won't increase your height, i assumed you were stock height. It sounds like the perfect kit for you!
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How's the ride? Is it a $1900 upgrade worthy as far as softness? Could I still run air bags? Sorry I'm a total noob to suspension. How about off road?
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How's the ride? Is it a $1900 upgrade worthy as far as softness? Could I still run air bags? Sorry I'm a total noob to suspension. How about off road?
I can't answer that question, only you can. It's more travel and more comfort. I wouldn't run airbags as they make the truck ride like a lumber wagon. If you were to do an airbag kit with a non-fixed lower bag mount (daystar), the effect wouldn't be too bad. Off-road is the same as stock... it's an on-road kit.
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