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post #1 of 10 Old 03-18-2010, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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wich lift kit?

Hey guys I'm looking forward to purchasing a lift kit fot my 08' F-350 this summer, can you post your opinions on your own kits. I was thinking of 6" or 8" lift. Can I get a nice quality lift and stay under $1800 for the whole kit? what size wheels n what offset? and what size tires sholud I go with for a beefy look. Thank you all for your input.
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I went with Icon 7". Rides real good and 37" tires do not rub at all. I have Centerlne 17x9" (would prefer 10") but i couldn't find many 17" wheels in 10" wide. Went w/ Pro Comp 37x17"x12.5 tire. Buy 3 get 1 free for me. Pretty quiet and trac well on the highway. I think the backspace was 4.5". My 03 had 10" wheels and looked a little better with Swampers. my .02
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I have heard good things about fabtech. As for tires you can't go wrong with Toyo MTs. I have them on my truck and I love them

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I went with a 6in fabtech and run 35x13.50R 20 cant remember what back spacing i got. For tires i have run the pro comp extreme AT and currently have cooper stt or sst. both about the same, getting about 44k 45k miles out of them. As for smoothness fabtech is great in my opinion.
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ICON gets my vote
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what should I be paying for a nice setup and and do I have to purchase any seperate components? I want it to sit level nad not sag the rear end.TY
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4 wheel parts has great deals for pro comp lifts right now. I'm getting a 6" lifts with bilstens all the way around installed for $1400. i couldn't pass it up
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we can match any price you get at 4wheelparts BTW.... but my vote for a good entry level kit is procomps and fabtechs.. if your willing to spend more than 1800 then i would go with Icons or Rize

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Get a kit with 4link's..if you want the best ride quality.

Toyo's MT..suck if you have HP will brake loose way to easyly when wet and howl.
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I have the Pro Comp Stage II. 6", and I bought bilsteins. Im pretty sure i got it for less than 1800 with shocks. Im running 17" wheels because tires were significanly cheaper for them than anything else and Im sort of a jew. The truck rides better than stock, and doesn't squat with any trailer i've put behind it(max weight trailer and cargo has been about 11,000lbs). Im very happy overall with the kit. I installed it myself in about 6 hours. Im on my ship right now and cant access photobucket, but if you search my posts im sure you can find some pictures of the lift. Or you can PM with any questions.

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