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What lift kit to get?

Looking to get a lift kit and im not really sure which brand to go with. Looking for a mid grade ... nothing to pricey and fantastic but not cheap either, just something normal that will hold up and not sag in 4-5 years. Looking to go with 4" lift with 35's not sure what tire width to go with either. Looking for suggestions, Thanks!
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Some info on your truck? What year, etc.?

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it all really depends on how good of a kit you want. You can always just go with Add-a-Leafs and blocks in the rear, but thats the cheapest way, and yes eventually they will start to sag. plus blocks will tend to cause axle-wrap for the rear which will shorten the life of your springs even more.. The best way is to go with new, full spring lift. with shocks to match the new height of course.. but then your talkin more money.. you can get add-a-leaf and block lift kits for like 1300$ at the most. I know pro-comp sells em pretty cheap. especially for a 4" lift. I got a 10" Super lift on mine, roughly about 1,800. I went with them, cuz i wanted a good kit. my truck see's mud and rock every chance i get so i needed the performance of good articulation and quality springs and shocks. how often do you plan to use your lift kit?? or will it be a road queen?



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hey 06PowerstrokerBullitt.....

Nice stang, whats she got in er??.... race ya.. hehe



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i think i have decided to go with just a 2.5 front end lift and run 33's. anyone have a brand suggestion? i would like a kit that comes with everything so i can finish the job in 1 day and not worry about having to order other parts. Sorry for all the noob inquiries but theres just so many things different brands on the net to buy im not sure which to get. Thanks again

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hey 06PowerstrokerBullitt.....

Nice stang, whats she got in er??.... race ya.. hehe
Its just a 4.6 with bolt ons

06 Ford F-350 6.0 Crew Cab King Ranch FX4 short bed, auto, black
35/12.50/20 Nitto Trail Grappler MT's on factory 20" wheels
2.5" leveling kit
4" turbo back w/ magnaflow muffler and 5" tip
S&B CAI
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Harley Davidson grille
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i like the bds kits. not sure on a 4" but the other kits are all spring and not blocks in the rear. adding blocks= crappy ride and axle wrap.

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Its just a 4.6 with bolt ons
well hey mines just a 5.0 with bolt ons...

and maybe a little bottom end work.. and some other stuff. ect. ect.

She looks good though.. same with that truck.. keepin em clean...



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i think i have decided to go with just a 2.5 front end lift and run 33's. anyone have a brand suggestion? i would like a kit that comes with everything so i can finish the job in 1 day and not worry about having to order other parts. Sorry for all the noob inquiries but theres just so many things different brands on the net to buy im not sure which to get. Thanks again
hell man 33's you could run without a lift.. and with either a 2.5 or a 4" the only parts needed are Springs, full or add-a-leaf, U-bolts, hardware, and shocks that should be it... you wont have to worry about steering likage till at least 5-6". then driveline comes into play 8 and up.. try goin to 4wheelparts.com they are pricy but you can see a good estamete on what price your talkin abd whats right for you.. and IMO goin for cheeper but still good guality, PRO-COMP. cost not a prob. look at FAB-TECH, or other california bred brands..



2000 F350, 10"s 38's, 4.56 gears/lockers, Dynatrac high steer w/free spin hub kit, 5" strait piped, DIY intake, 38R,Swamps 250cc, H-11 Studs, 910 Springs, Smith Brothers Pushrods, Adrenaline,Sinister Diesel Fuel System, CCV Mod, non ebv Ped. with high-flow outlet, Bellowd up-pipes, Built tranny, Gearhead Tunes.
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