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Bilstein vs. Tuffcountry vs Icon 2" Leveling kit

I have a 07 F350 SB Crew 4x4 and want to do the leveling kit. any suggestions between the three listed in the title?, the Tuff Country with their shocks is around $250 using coil spacers

The Bilstein uses new coils and shocks and can be had for around $300 and I think the Icon is around $800????

Any advice from someone with experience with any of these would be GREATLY appreciated as I would like to get this done by next week

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I have the Tuff country spacers, and wish I hadn't. They work great, leveled the truck like a wanted, but the springs are now "arced" outward from the smaller space for the springs. I'd go for the BDS kit if you get springs with it. I'll be doing that when funds are available

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I'm running the Icon 2.5" progressive spring kit and LOVE it. In the past, I ran the ProComp spacers and it rode pretty harsh compared to the Icon kit. Contact Truck Toyz and they will hook you up on a great price and answer any questions you have. Excellent customer service as well.

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You need : castor shims, a adj track bar or drop bracket to recenter the axle as it will shift 1/2-3/4" per every 2"...its geometry.
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You need to compare what you get with each system for the price.

Icon and Bilstein are going to ride the best due to their front coil springs.
Icon is 2.5" tall, includes caster cams, front shocks and rear shocks.
Icon Vehicle Dynamics 2005-2008 FSD F350 2.5 inch Leveling System - 2005-2007 F250/F350 SRW 4wd - Truck Toyz Store

Bilstein is 2.25" tall, includes front shocks.....we offer the rear shocks and caster cams with the system as well (click the customize button):
Bilstein BTS 2.25 Inch Leveling System - 2005-2008 Superduty 4wd - 2005-2007 F250/F350 SRW 4wd - Truck Toyz Store

A coil spacer setup gives you the height increase with no improvement in ride. If you are going for a spacer setup I'd recommend the BDS spacer as it bolts under the coil seat to the axle and includes the caster cams as well as shocks:
BDS 2 Inch Front Spacer Kit - 2005-2007 Superduty 4wd - 2005-2007 F250/F350 SRW 4wd - Truck Toyz Store

I do recommend an adjustable trac bar with any leveling system, however it's not "necessary" in order to complete the install.
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