Originally Posted by Dakota_james11
What is the for sale section??
The classified section. on the forum, for members only. Lots of good buys on there.
I started with a 2" puck spcer level kit and quickly migrated to the Icon 4.5" kit.
Icon makes a 4.5" kit as does Carli both are expensive but justifiably so for what you get.
I've had the Icon and it's the most complete and easy to do it yourself with a couple of lifts. No - welding
It retains the end links for the sway bar, doesn't require a drop pitman arm because it comes with an adjustable track arm bar to keep the wheels aligned under the front end.
You could conceivably do what you're talking about.... a Rubber spacer on top and a aluminum spacer under the factory springs and get the icon adjustable track bar and alignment shims, have the truck realigned and replace the rear blocks with Ford F-350 Blocks or Icon or ??? or OUO 5" blocks and be done with it.
Not having riddin in nor owned a truck with a Carli suspension, Icon makes the best in my opinion and has the highest resale mainly because of the lifetime warranty.
I too have the icon, their 4 link kit. Its all really beefy, better atlrticulation and geometry than stock when lifted. I bought it used off the classified section. Icon is great, I've heard great things about Carli too. There's always rough country or skyjacker and superlift and all the big names, but I've never been too impressed with stuff from any of them as far as quality. Plus like Eric at ptp said, you piece together a kit and have all sorts of loose ends... mismatched stuff. Nothing wrong with it really, except odds are you'll spend almost as much to just buy a complete quality kit.
You'll need radius arm drop brackets, adjustable track bar or a track bar drop bracket, longer shocks, 5" rear block with longer U-Bolts, carrier bearing shim, drop pitman arm, longer front brake lines or brake line extension brackets, probably alignment cams too, and either longer swaybar end links or a swaybar drop bracket. By the time you by all of that you will have a cobbled together crap lift that cost just as much or more as a decent name brand lift thats complete.
I agree, that's what I was trying to get at earlier, he could maybe skip a couple of those things and get by...but its miserable driving a truck that doesn't drive well...death wobble, wearing tires out left and right, terrible bump steer. I would also add that spending money on good shocks is definitely worth it.