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Old 01-11-2011, 08:59 PM
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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.

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Old 01-11-2011, 09:19 PM
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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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Old 01-11-2011, 10:22 PM
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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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Old 01-11-2011, 10:49 PM
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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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Old 01-12-2011, 06:07 AM
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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.

Good luck
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:53 AM
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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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Old 01-12-2011, 11:07 AM
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mSTR-P has the skyjacker held up well, no rear sag etc??
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:56 PM
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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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Old 01-12-2011, 08:33 PM
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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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Old 01-12-2011, 08:41 PM
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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!

Thanks
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