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Old 09-09-2009, 06:32 PM
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4.5" Kit Help

Hey guys,
I was wondering if I could get some advice on installing a 4.5" suspension lift on my 2006 6.0 F250 4x4 Crew King Ranch. There aren't a whole lot of performance truck places around here and not a lot of people know how to put kits on. The only thing that the stores sell down here is 4" Rancho Suspension kit with Radius Arm Replacements, Rough Country, Superlift and Tuff Country. I really wanted the ICON but I don't think that I will be able to afford that kit. I have done quite a bit of reading around on all the kits but are not sure which would be the best for my truck. I know that I have seen a few of the guys say Icon but I am not real good with installing these kits (wish I were to help save some money) and don't have any personal friends to help me or that know anything about them. Plus, the stores hate it when you bring up bringing a kit in that isn't one that they sold you. Is there any advice that anyone could give me about these kits. I was going to go with the Rancho since it was the better of the 4. Is there anything else that I should purchase with the kit other than what comes with it? Steering Stabilizer, etc. I would appreciate any feedback
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:39 PM
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Our trucks with the coils are some of the easier lifts to put on IMO. If you put your leveling kit on then I think you should be able to put the 4.5 on.

I would definitely do the steering stabilizer.

Where are you located anyway? Maybe there are a few strokers in your area that would help...
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:46 PM
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Alabama

I'm from Auburn, Alabama. Which lift do you think would be the better quality and better riding and the better money spent? I would order one if I had some help but no one around.
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The best quality and ride would be the Icon by far, not too sure about the others.

You may try posting in the Alabama forum and see if you could have a wrench day and buy a few cases of beer for some help. I know it would get just about anything done to your truck around here
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:13 PM
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Maybe I'll do that thanks. So the ICON is your bet. I think I might go with that.
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How soon do you want to install the kit? BTW It's worth the money for the ICON stuff, even more so to drive somewhere that will sell/install the kit.

ICON VEHICLE DYNAMICS

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Old 09-10-2009, 02:03 PM
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Thanks for all the info. I really want the ICON but I was also told the RCD, Tuff Country and Skyjacker were good if your not going offroading a lot. Is that true?
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:06 PM
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I would like to put the kit on as soon as possible. Like within the next couple of weeks. I found someone in town that will install the kit for me and do an alignment. Now I just have to find a kit for the right price. I know that ICON is the best but I might try to find something that is just under them but I know that I may hurt myself if I try to cut it short.
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:27 PM
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I'd recommend Icon for the best built and best riding.

If you are looking for a quality system for less money:
BDS 4 Inch Suspesion System - 2005-2007 F250 Superduty SRW 4wd - 2005-2007 F250/F350 SRW 4wd - Truck Toyz Store
CST 4.5 Inch Suspension System - 2005-2007 Superduty 4wd - 2005-2007 F250/F350 SRW 4wd - Truck Toyz Store
RCD 4 Inch Suspension System - 2005-2007 F250/350 SRW 4wd - 2005-2007 F250/F350 SRW 4wd - Truck Toyz Store
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:44 PM
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Do you know anything about PURE PERFORMANCE 4.5"?
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