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What is the CHEAPEST way to lift F250 about 4"?

I'd like to lift my truck 3 or 4 inches. I want to go higher, but my wife has a hard time getting in the truck now, and if I go any higher it would be funny.

What is the cheapest way to lift the truck? I like the ride, and dont want to change it, just want to go a little higher.

Any suggestions?

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I'd like to lift my truck 3 or 4 inches. I want to go higher, but my wife has a hard time getting in the truck now, and if I go any higher it would be funny.

What is the cheapest way to lift the truck? I like the ride, and dont want to change it, just want to go a little higher.

Any suggestions?
Cheapest is not always the best especially if your talking lift. The cheapest would be a 3 inch body lift I do not recommend.

I suggest a good 4 inch suspension lift from any of the big name lift companies, Skyjacker, Trail Master, Super Lift, Rough Country, Rancho, Pro Comp, Fab Tech.

If 4 inches is to much then I suggest a simple leveling kit from one of the above named companies. Good luck if you want more info please ask.


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Hold up guys, He's got an '06. No add-a-leafs or hanger drops, just springs or spacers. Cheap is a 2.5 spacer kit. (readylift, daystar, revtek, pro comp). $350 or less with shocks, $125 without.

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Hold up guys, He's got an '06. No add-a-leafs or hanger drops, just springs or spacers. Cheap is a 2.5 spacer kit. (readylift, daystar, revtek, pro comp). $350 or less with shocks, $125 without.
Is it necessary to swap out the shocks on that install? I'd change them eventually but money is tight (just spend 40K on a truck and 800 on navi system).

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Is it necessary to swap out the shocks on that install? I'd change them eventually but money is tight (just spend 40K on a truck and 800 on navi system).
If you are just leveling the front of the truck out you should not need new shocks as the stock ones have enough movement and are long enough to run with the leveling kit now if you are raising the truck 4 inches then yes you would need new shocks. But for a leveling kit the stock ones will work until you decide to get different ones.

If you all noticed that is why I did not recommend a specific lift system. I just recommended companies and different lift hieghts he might want to look at.


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i put the level kit on mine from tuff country there coil spacers for the front levels the truck out gives it a nice look for only 160 bucks

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I suggest a good 4 inch suspension lift from any of the big name lift companies, Skyjacker, Trail Master, Super Lift, Rough Country, Rancho, Pro Comp, Fab Tech.
Don't mean to hijack your thread but will any of these companies carry a lift for an F-350 dually? I would like to level it while raising the rear about 2 inches. So that would mean a 4 inch lift on the front and 2 in the rear...i assume i could do this with shackles all the way around?

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with a 4" lift would you be able to crrie the same load are would you have to get air bags to haul heavy loads?

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i have a 4" lift and when i put a pallet of something heavy in the back it drops down the 4" that was lifted lol... im gonna put some bags in the back very soon to correct that...
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yeah you can get a lift for you dually clay i know skyjacker makes em

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