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Old 03-02-2012, 02:03 PM
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Need Lifting and Wheel Help PLZ!!!!!!!

I know this isnt the right spot to post this but, i know this is the area that gets the most action, hoping to get some good advice quick. I have a 2004 F250 6.0 that i wanna lift 4-4.5'' I read numerous threads apon threads about lifts till my eyes explode. There is so many companies out their to go with. From what i read icon, pro comp,skyjacker, and pure performance seem to be some of the best. I know carli and full traction r above them but out of my price range.

Pro comp 4'' lift with fox revservoir shocks around 1450
consist of: Lift Height: 4 InchesFront Lift: Leaf SpringsFront Sway Bar SpacersBump StopsSteering Correction: Pitman ArmRear Lift: Block/U-Bolt Kit w/Add-A-LeafsShocks: Front/Rear 2.0 Fox Reservoir ShocksShock Boots Not Included

Cary's 4.5'' lift with bilstein shocks around 1500
consist of:4.5" Front Hangers and Shackles
5" Fabricated Lift Blocks w/ Built in Bump Stop
Box Kit w/ Pitman Arm, Track Bar Bracket & Sway Bar Links
Rear U-bolt Kit
1" Bump Stop Spacer Kit
4ea Bilstein shocks

Icon 4.5'' Hanger System no shocks around 1200
consist of- 4.5" Front Hangers and Shackles - 5" Fabricated Lift Blocks w/ Built in Bump Stop
- Box Kit w/ Pitman Arm, Track Bar Bracket & Sway Bar Links- Rear U-bolt Kit
- 1" Bump Stop Spacer Kit

Icon 4'' Suspension Lift no shocks around 1300
consist of- 4" Front Springs with U-bolts- 4" Cast Lift Blocks w/ Built in Bump Stop- Box Kit w/ Pitman Arm, Track Bar Bracket & Sway Bar Links- 1" Bump Stop Spacers- Rear U-bolt Kit

Fabtech 5.5'' Suspension lift with performance shocks around 1300
consist of- Front Box Kit **2000-04**
2 FTS275 Gas & 6.0L Diesel Front Leaf Spring- 3” Block Kit ** 2000-04** U-Bolt Kit **2000-04 ONLY** 2 Performance Front Shocks-2 Performance Rear Shocks



Which would you go with????????????? Also will i need a dual steering stabilizer set up for the front?


As for wheels i found a set of ''Incubus Recoil 518'' Wheels since i cant get the mkw m26 due to them being discontinued. Have anybody have any experience with these wheels? Do they Pit or Peal fast? Is this a low quality Wheel? I want to get them in a 20x9 or 20x10 Which with is better? I know i need them in a 8x170 bolt pattern with 4.5'' back spacing. Which offset is best? I really dont want them to stick out far a little bit is no biggie but dont want something to happen and they hit the fender.


I have spent hrs and countless hrs doing research and i dont know which way to go. Mabey i am thinking to much into it? But i would like some so other members advice. I extremely appreciate any input.

Thanks Joe

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Old 03-02-2012, 03:11 PM
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4" skyjacker. 35x13.50r18 Mickey Thompson MTZ. Dual steering stabilizer. Total of three steering stabilizers. Looks and rides great. IMO.
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not trying to hyjack but polkville, do you know the specs on those wheels? ...how wide and the backspacing.
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I would buy whichever lift did NOT require stacking blocks! I run Pro-Comp springs front and rear. Blocks are for building houses.

Having run 365/65/16 (34.5x14.5) Toyos, if your front end is in good shape, you won't need a stabilizer. I had one on for about a month, bent it wheeling one night in '07, NEVER put it back, no problems, even when I had 14.5" tires.

If you're going to run 35X12.5s, may as well get the 10s. I'm on a 4.5 back space, back space and off set are two different ways of measuring the SAME thing. So whatever off set it takes to make a 4.5" backspace is where you want to be.
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I would buy whichever lift did NOT require stacking blocks! I run Pro-Comp springs front and rear. Blocks are for building houses.

Having run 365/65/16 (34.5x14.5) Toyos, if your front end is in good shape, you won't need a stabilizer. I had one on for about a month, bent it wheeling one night in '07, NEVER put it back, no problems, even when I had 14.5" tires.

If you're going to run 35X12.5s, may as well get the 10s. I'm on a 4.5 back space, back space and off set are two different ways of measuring the SAME thing. So whatever off set it takes to make a 4.5" backspace is where you want to be.
Hey you wouldn't happen to have a pic of your truck with those toyo's on it would you? And what size lift did you have to clear them? O yeah and we're they the a/t toyo's?

Btw I would get the 5.5" lift cuz IMO it never hurts to be looking down at everyone else. lol
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Hey you wouldn't happen to have a pic of your truck with those toyo's on it would you? And what size lift did you have to clear them? O yeah and we're they the a/t toyo's?
Pics are in my profile. The rear lift is 6" springs, I think the front lift was the 3" hangers and add-a-leaf. Didn't like that too well and put a 5 inch spring on the front.
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Pics are in my profile. The rear lift is 6" springs, I think the front lift was the 3" hangers and add-a-leaf. Didn't like that too well and put a 5 inch spring on the front.
So you had to have 5" of lift to clear 35x14.50?
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Yup. If you look close, you will see where the front bumper was pushed forward to gain clearance also. Those Toyos pulled the trim off the right side of the bumper before I moved it out. I'd still be running them if Toyo still made them.
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Yup. If you look close, you will see where the front bumper was pushed forward to gain clearance also. Those Toyos pulled the trim off the right side of the bumper before I moved it out. I'd still be running them if Toyo still made them.
I would have to look for the link but I'm sure I just found them for like 250 a tire the other day. And I believe I found the nitto terra grapplers for 200 a tire
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I couldn't find any last March when I needed tires, so I bought the "me too" BFGs.
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