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post #1 of 19 Old 01-11-2011, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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Question Need opinions on 6" lift

I know a lot of you have varying size lifts and I wanted to snag a bit of knowledge from you if I could.

I have an 08 F250 FX4 that currently sits on 35's with a 2.5" Icon Leveling Kit. I want to move up to a 6" lift and 37" tires. What lift kits do you all recommend? I am looking for ease of installation and overall good value and quality. I know you get what you pay for so give me your honest opinions but dont break the bank if you can help it!

A friend and I will do the install and have it aligned after at my buddies shop. The truck right now only has 36k on it. I also would prefer to not have to jack with putting in shims etc.. in the rear to get it to sit level.

Thanks in advance for your opinions and for taking time to read this.

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I have a 6" BDS lift on mine and have not had any problems with it. I did change out the rear blocks to a 7" PMF traction block since BDS "stacks" a 5" block on top of the factory block. Prices start at about $1500 for a basic kit before any upgrades. I am sure some of the vendors will be able to get you a good price. I had my lift installed so I can not comment on the ease of installation.

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Thanks Nathan! I have had BDS in the past on a truck or two, good lift.
Your truck is slick man! I guess I will have to start washing mine by hand after I lift it, the nice thing now is it barely fits in some car washes!

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Thanks man! I have been spoiled having my trucks detailed in the past. Now I do it all by hand since it will not fit in the car wash.

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I have the 6in fabtech, looked real hard at BDS but I have had fab tech on all my fords and not one problem, so i decided to stick with what works.

I want to say i paid around 1800 fro mine but im not sure, its been about 3 yrs. as for the install i had mine done as well so i can not comment.

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I went with a Skyjacker w/ Nitro shocks. Drives and rides better than factory. Can't remember the exact price of the lift but it didn't break the bank.
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mSTR-P has the skyjacker held up well, no rear sag etc??

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Pure Performance 4 link kit 4" will clear 37"..so 4-6" is available..with or without rear Deaver mini spring kits..PM me if I can get additional info or pricing.

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i have the tuff country EZ-ride, i love it. looks/preforms great but best of all i get complements about how well it rides all the time.
my parents have a leveling kit 2.5 on their 7.3L and i cant stand driving it, i feel like i have whip lash from pulling out the drive way, so after that i REALLY appreciated the tuff country.



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Thanks for all of the feedback thus far guys. I usually go with the "you get what you pay for" method because typically the kits that cost more are better, but I am trying to expand my horizons on this one. I want a nice lift with zero sag in the rear, I cant stand the pre-runner look on a diesel that is driven on the street... want it nice and level.
As soft of a ride as possible would be nice also. I have the 2.5 inch Icon leveling kit on right now and its anything but soft. I know a lot of that has to do with 20" wheels on 35" MT's, but it would be nice to find a lift that improves ride quality and gets me sitting where I want to be!

Keep the suggestions coming, any pics you have are greatly appreciated!

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