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Old 12-20-2011, 05:01 PM
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Rancho 2.5 Level Kit vs. ReadyLift Stage 2 Level Kit

Wanted to see if anyone had any thoughts on either of these two systems. Really just looking to level out a 2011 F-350 CC L SRW, want to keep the cost in check, but also want to do it right - ie keep all the factory geometry as close to stock as possible.

If neither of these kits are worth buying, please give me some input on which ones out there make the cut. (other then the ICON kit, too much $).
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I was wondering this also. icon gets great reviews. Readylift stage two also includes trac ar drop bracket, bump stop extensions, sway bar brackets and carrier bearing spacer. I just would like to completely replace the springs and not have to use a spacer. What to do???
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Get the Icon spring kit with camber bushings and Bilstien shocks. If you can swing it get the track bar. You can save a few going this way. If you go this way it adds 2.5" to the front travel that a 50% increase. Or just get the stage 1 Icon for less than $900 online. Your going to change out the cheap stock shock sooner or later.
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I went with the ready lift set up. It didn't change the ride.and leveled the truck out real nice. I wanted to try a simple little lift on this truck this set up worked out great,I am running 35/12.5/20 nitto m/ts.
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Joey - I have now ordered the Ready Lift kit too - did you install yours? If so how difficult is it to remove the track bar bolt, and how did you torque it back to 400 ft/lbs?
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I went with the ready lift set up. It didn't change the ride.and leveled the truck out real nice. I wanted to try a simple little lift on this truck this set up worked out great,I am running 35/12.5/20 nitto m/ts.
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I had it installed at a 4x4 shop.I think they did it in 5'hours.I need to talk to them on how they got it to 400lbs.I will call him an ask.I was able to get some pics up on the exterior discussion "advice on wheels" I took some new ones to post on this thread but they won't upload....
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The best option is to go with new springs up front instead of spacers. It is going to cost more, but the ride and handling will be MUCH improved over stock or spacers. If you go with a spacer kit, ReadyLift is the way to go. I suggest the ICON Stage I kit, if you can swing it, the the adjustable track bar is also a great addition and will center the axle where it should be.

ICON Stage I Kit

ReadyLift Stage 2

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Does anyone know what the Icon springs are rated for? My stock 350 is rated at 6000 pounds up front, I think. Is the Icon rated less or just a different spring rate? Im only asking because im thinking about hanging a plow in it next season. My truck will not be doing any off road driving.
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Joey - I have now ordered the Ready Lift kit too - did you install yours? If so how difficult is it to remove the track bar bolt, and how did you torque it back to 400 ft/lbs?
You guys don't have a 6ft torque wrench in your toolbox? We torque 1000ft/lbs at work...
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