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Old 08-01-2012, 08:41 AM
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2.5" leveling kit questions

lots of questions about lifting my 2009 f250 crew cab...... I've read good things about this ready lift
Ford F250 Super Duty SST Hybrid Lift Kit: 2008-2010, 4WD Only - 2.5"/2.0"R

and that would come with 5" rear blocks for the rear to level my entire truck out but it still uses the factory shocks...... 575$$$

also i called a local off road shop and can get a pro comp 2.5" kit which does front and back lift plus new shocks for the front for 800$$$ installed

my question is which lift to go with the thought of newer shocks and everything installed for a couple hundred bucks more sounds good to me.

also do i need an adjustable trac bar with this lift as neither of the lifts come with them? plan on running 37" tires with this lift.

any other routes or recommendations as far as lift suggestions or links to find a better lift on ebay would be helpful. trying to do the lift on a budget if possible
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:17 AM
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:46 AM
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ReadyLift makes a decent setup, but if you want better performance and more wheel travel, I highly suggest taking a look at the ICON 2.5" kits. They use springs to get their 2.5" instead of spacers. They also have several different shock options depending on what you are going to do with the truck and your budget.

Since you have an F250, you will definitely want to get a 4" block kit to level the truck out, or a 5" block kit to have a slight rake. Quite a few people go this route that tow so the truck is level when they are under load.

An adjustable track bar is not absolutely necessary with a 2.5" kit, but will center the axle.

Running 37's with a 2.5" is going to be very tight. I ran 37's on a 4.5" kit and there was slight rubbing. I suggest going with a 35" to be safe.

ICON Stage I 2.5"

ICON Stage 2 2.5"


ICON Stage 3 2.5"

ICON Stage 4 2.5"
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My first F250 I leveled and did not put the track bar bracket in and ended up doing it shortly after since the axle shifted and would not align. Might as well do it now and get it over with.

I have always used the SST kits from ReadyLift. Never had any issues. Also you might want to look at Fox Shocks. I have them on my F350 and they make a huge difference.
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Im looking at Carli kits also...
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Im looking at Carli kits also...
Let me know if i can answer any questions... Here is a link to our new leveling kit... Just posted the teaser in our thread!

Carli Suspension - Official Thread
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:10 PM
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Do you sell the full line of Carli Suspension?
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:47 AM
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Well, I am Carli Suspension

I have a stocking distributor on here who sells our whole line of product! He should be chiming in shortly.
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Do you sell the full line of Carli Suspension?
We are one of Carli's largest distributor. Let me know if you have any questions.

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