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Old 03-16-2011, 06:48 AM
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'11 King Ranch is finally lifted and looking good!

Just thought I'd share a pic and some specs with you all of my truck since I got it lifted. I just picked it up last night from Jared at Rock & Roll Offroad. They did a great job and had it finished sooner than promised. The truck is my 2011 King Ranch F250. I decided to go with the Carli Suspension after doing a bit of research on the different lifts available for the '11 model trucks. I wanted a lift that would actually perform offroad, not just look good going down the highway. Carli seemed to be far above the rest in the performance area as well as on-road ride quality. I went with the 2.0 performance system with the new Bilstien reservoir shocks front and back. This kit should be able to handle most all situations I put it through. The kit is actually labeled as a 4.5" lift, but it appears to be just as tall as my last 6" kit. There is right at 12.5" of clearance from the top of the tire to the bottom of the fender trim, with 35's on 20's. The kit is made to clear 37" tires. On the wheels/tires I went with 35" Toyo MT's with 20" XD Armour wheels. I had these wheels on my last truck and they look good and are very easy to clean.

I picked the truck up last night in Ft.Worth at Rock & Roll and had about a 90 mile drive back home to see how it rode. I was very happy with it overall. It definitely needs a steering stabilizer, but Carli has not released it yet for sale. They have some in testing currently and should be ready very soon. It's nothing you can't live with, but at high speeds on the highway you can feel the wheels pulling with the contours of the road as it changes. A stabilizer would eliminate most all of this.

This is a new kit from Carli and not many of them have been put out for the new 2011 F250. Jared and the guys at R&R Offroad had never done this kit on an '11, but they did a great job and finished before the said they would. Don't hesitate to give these guys a call.

Anyway, enough with the talk.....here is a pic or two. There are more on the Rock & Roll Offroad website in the Ford gallery.





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That is bada**! I looked at one just like that but without the lift.
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That's a good lookin' truck right there!
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Looks very good
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Looks good, what does the carli system cost for the 2011s?
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Looks good.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:08 AM
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The Carli kit certainly is not the cheapest as far as price, but after lifting 5 trucks, 3 of them being f250's I've learned that you get what you pay for. I have $6700 in the total system. This includes the wheels, tires, lift, installation labor, and a few various parts.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:35 AM
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That's really not that bad, I just need to find somebody that can explain that to a woman.
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I am just curious. When you lift your King Ranch trucks, and change wheels - are you able to sell your old tires and rims to offset some of the cost of that lift kit? Nice looking truck by the way.
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I am just curious. When you lift your King Ranch trucks, and change wheels - are you able to sell your old tires and rims to offset some of the cost of that lift kit? Nice looking truck by the way.
Ive always been able to sell my factory tires/wheels pretty easy. I sold my take-offs from my 2008 KR for $1050 and they had 8,000 miles on them. I have my 2011 take-offs for sale for $1200 and they only have about 2000 miles on them.
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