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post #1 of 6 Old 07-19-2012, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Lift Kits for 6.4

I'm looking into lifting my 2008 f250. I currently have 2.5 inch ReadyLift blocks on the front and 2 inch blocks on the back. I am running 33.5 inch ProComp tires and am wanting to run at least 35 inch tires without rubbing. I know I could probably do this now with the small lift I have but I want to lift it to at least 6 inches. What are the best lift kit brands for the 6.4s without sacrificing a smooth ride?

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I would suggest doing a 4.5" lift to run 35's as you can run 37's on these trucks with a 4" lift. If you go with a system from Carli or Pure Performance you won't just keep the factory ride but it will be much improved. How much will depend on which kit you go with and with what shock options.



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Def. listen to George (Skyd Ram) I hear Carli and Pure Perf. are some sweet lift kits. Awesome riding kits

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I went with a 7" Icon and have also installed a 4.5" Icon on a new 6.7. I found this lift to actually ride better than the factory ride when compared to with factory tires. Witht he larger tires the truck does ride a little rougher due to the large lugs and wider tires. I have the Bilstein shocks on mine and the other truck has the Icon shocks that come with the stge 1 kit.

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I would go with an ICON or Carli kit. Carli only comes in 4.5", but ICON has 4.5" or 7". 4.5" would be plenty to clear the 35's.



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I went with a 7" Icon and have also installed a 4.5" Icon on a new 6.7. I found this lift to actually ride better than the factory ride when compared to with factory tires. Witht he larger tires the truck does ride a little rougher due to the large lugs and wider tires. I have the Bilstein shocks on mine and the other truck has the Icon shocks that come with the stge 1 kit.
Larger tires, assuming load range E and proper pressure (40 front 35 rear when unloaded) will actually give you a better ride than small tires. The small factory tires usually have to be over-inflated to ensure the sidewall can hold up to the weight of the trucks. The larger the sidewall and lower the pressure on a decent tire, the better the ride will be.

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I would go with an ICON or Carli kit. Carli only comes in 4.5", but ICON has 4.5" or 7". 4.5" would be plenty to clear the 35's.
Carli actually is releasing a 2.5" for the 05+ trucks as well. The systems will clear 35" no problem.
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