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Normal lift vs. air bag lift....need opinions, Thanks

Guys I'm new to doing truck mods and I'm researching my options for my 2011 F250 so I can change the looks come spring time. I was currently thinking about going with a 2.5" leveling lift maybe Icon, Readylift or something else. Then I watched a show of a 4 link, 4" airbag lift being installed on a 05 SD and it looks pretty cool. I know nothing about the air bag lifts.

So just looking for thoughts/opinions on which might offer the better ride quality and just overall performance of the truck.

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4 link 2.5" complete lift kit is the best. Air bags systems..IMO flat suck..never have seen one yet that rode good.
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What brand of lift is the best for the 2011 Fords. I am looking for something in the 3-4 inch range
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I'm not sure but so far in my research and talking with Cary the Icon and Pure Performance seem to be in the Best group. He said if you want a really nice ride do the 4 link set up as well. I'll probably go with the Icon of wait and see what Pure Performance 2.5" looks like when it comes out in April/May.

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Right now the best riding 4" is a Pure Performance 4 link, Icon is next if you add 4 link arms..Icon's springs are just a little stiffer.
We sell and install both so real comparisons.

A true 4 link arm kit will ride better than the stock radius arm kits hands down, no comparison.

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From talking to my Ford dealer, b/c of the problems they had with '08 - '10 SD's and '09+ F150s, any lifts or leveling kits will pretty much void all suspension/steering components from warranty coverage.

So, if you're looking at a lift, make sure you have a mod friendly dealer or wait until the 3/36k is up.

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