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post #1 of 40 Old 08-13-2011, 07:22 AM Thread Starter
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another flippin lift kit question - ebay kit

sorry. there are tons of these posts. but darnit I need answers!

2005-2011 Ford F250 F350 4WD 2.5" LEVELING LIFT KIT 4x4 | eBay

this kit is $20. why should I go out and pay $100+ for any other spacer lift kit? is there flaws or concerns to this kit that should steer me away from it? thanks folks

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I have it on my truck. just be aware its not no damn icon or nothing, but i mean it does the purpose just fine. easy install, the hardest part is getting the truck up in the air. about 1k miles and no problems yet.

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I have about 85k on my truck with the same kit. No problems at all!!!

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Also running a 30 dollar kit. Zero problems in 3k miles nor do I anticipate any.

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20 k no problems here
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Some may say that its not as good as an Icon, but friggin' machined aluminum is machined aluminum. Just cause it doesn't cost a left nut doesn't mean there's anything wrong with it. I bought that kit, just havn't installed it yet. I'm gonna buy the Readylift trac bar relocation bracket just to keep the axle centered and put some fresh Rancho RS 5000's on when I do the lift. Also gonna buy some 3 inch rear blocks, trash the factory blocks and new Rancho's on the rear as well. Buy it lift it and enjoy the extra cash you've got in your pocket.

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I have it. But I strongly suggest getting the 2" and not the 2.5". Just adding the spacer with out the supporting suspension components will stress them out.

When I get new shocks I will cut mine down to 2".

The reason why they are $100+ is that thy are "proper" lift kits. They have the supporting suspension components to work with the spacers.
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I do not have this installed on my truck, I am a 4x2.

I own a machine shop and have 20+ years experience with manufactured / machined parts. I can tell you that there is not going to be any difference in the quality of those cheap parts compared to to the expensive parts. Other then a nice box and fancy logo.

Only area I can see that could be a problem is the bolts, nuts and washers. Cheapy bolts and nuts can be replaced for like fifteen bucks at most.

Buy that kit. Get a better nut, bolt and washer. Done.

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You cant compare the quality of that kit to the ICON kit. You are talking apples and oranges. The ICON leveling kit doesn't use a spacer, it uses a complete dual rate coil spring. The ICON kit also comes with a full set of four (4) Nitrogen shocks, that are designed and built specifically for the Superduty, as well as a set of alignment cams.

With that said, if you are comparing spacer to spacer, I believe they are all basically the same, and serve the same purpose, which is to mount under the lower spring mount and raise it up. So I have no idea why the price range is so big on the different brands.

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The reason for the difference in price is probably the reason that oil is now trading at $83 and we are still paying $3.79 at the pump.

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