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Can't decide which direction to go...carli or pure lift kits???

I know im not going to be comparing apples to apples here but im torn in between the carli 4.5 pintop kit or the pure performance 6 inch "chase" kit. Thanks to skyd ram for giving me all of his technical know how. It seems these two kits are the top of the line in their height classes. Pricing looks to be similar also. Im planning on running 35's or 37's toyo mt's or nitto trail's. Not sure on wheels yet. I love the looks of a 6" kit but w/ 37's the truck might be awfully tall. I am going to run airbags on either kit I get due to the towing I do. I plan on keeping this truck for the long haul so I only want to do it once and right the first time w/ no regrets.

What all can u guys offer up as to what your experiences are w/ each kit....likes dislikes etc.... thanks!!!!!

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You have never rode in a truck with Carli suspension have you? If you had, you would not of had to ask.

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You have never rode in a truck with Carli suspension have you? If you had, you would not of had to ask.
No sir lol. Not much in the way for lifted trucks in my area to even look at let alone ride in. I am relying on the input and expertise from the folks here to help me decide which way to go

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Pure...no contest 4 link arms will ride better than stock radius arms as those just bind its a fact. ..The Chase springs will ride better than a mini spring pack..fact
4 link arms also allow you to set Castor to 4.5-5* which these trucks need.

Carli also requires you to buy F350 blocks.
Rod ends can transmit road noise.

Pure also has a 4" Chase kit.
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I just ordered a 6" Pure Performance XFactor system, 4 Link, with 2 5/8 Resi shocks. Will probably upgrade to leaf springs later.
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I'm not saying one system is better than the other but could you post or link a video of the pure performance. I do know what I have seen of Carli suspension on Youtube has been extremely impressive. Nothing comes up when I search for pure performance. I did see a F150 being wrapped but not really what I was looking for. Where are the videos of pure performance? Kind of here say until hard proof of which performs better, IMO.

I do know that on a suspension with 10" of travel the 4 link vs. Radius arm would be minimal. My prerunner ranger does twice that travel with radius arms. Me personally I like the strength of the raduis arm.
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Pure...no contest 4 link arms will ride better than stock radius arms as those just bind its a fact. ..The Chase springs will ride better than a mini spring pack..fact
4 link arms also allow you to set Castor to 4.5-5* which these trucks need.

Carli also requires you to buy F350 blocks.
Rod ends can transmit road noise.

Pure also has a 4" Chase kit.
These trucks are designed for a radius arm suspension... I personally wouldn't put a 4 link on my truck. I have never been in a truck with Pure suspension. But every Carli truck I have been in is awesome! Just my $.02

How do your Chase springs compare to full progresive deaver leafs?

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They were designed for stock shocks etc also..the stock radius arm just doesn't allow the ability for the axle to twist..look at the mounts..NO ability to do anything but move up and down.

Its a huge difference..with 4 link arms..either Pures or Icons.
I've done back to back on road and off road to compare stock arms vs 4 link arms..

Chase springs .. design is symilar...I'll let Pure reply as they can do better...theu should reply shortly I notified them..
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Nice house by the way! Looks like a great way to live!

Our progressive rate leaf springs are very similar in construction as those mentioned above and are made in the USA as well. We use a mid rate - mid travel pack so payload capacities are not just crushed. But ride quality and off-road ability are greatly improved over the OEM leaf springs.

We are not sure of Carli's rates so you might want to check with them!

Yes, Super Duties were not designed around 4 link geometry, but the conversion can be done very effectively and it allows for a better articulating front axle assembly than a radius arm system does.

Either way good luck with your build.

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