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looking to buy an 8" suspension lift, need help deciding the best.

I plan to lift my 05' f-250 10" by adding a 8" suspension kit to a 2" body kit. I'm having trouble deciding on which exact kit i want. I've been debating with procomp, sky jacker, and fabtech. I mud constantly and need something durable.
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I have 8" super lift and it is ok i don't really have anything else to compare to. but the only thing i can say is that it rides rough but then again i have a 1ton truck so i can't argue bust so much. and i haven't had any problems dealing with customer service. not so sure on the durablity for off road i try to keep my truck clean. i have had it off road but nothing serious.

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Alright. I appreciate the response, but still need some more opinions from people who use their lift off roading/mudding occasianally.
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I plan to lift my 05' f-250 10" by adding a 8" suspension kit to a 2" body kit. I'm having trouble deciding on which exact kit i want. I've been debating with procomp, sky jacker, and fabtech. I mud constantly and need something durable.
Are you diesel or gas?

If you're diesel, forget the body lift and plan on 10" of suspension lift.

Personally, I'd look at the following kits first: Rize, Icon, and One Up Offroad. In no particular order.

Remember, cheap kits aren't good and good kits aren't cheap.

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Rize is a good mall crawler lift, I'm just not so into them due to the lack of tubular parts (call my crazy but hey). If you have a low budget look into Fabtech, BDS, Rough Country etc. Rough Country acctually has a nice 4-link kit with full rear springs for around $1600. If you really want to spend money look into Icon, Bulletproof etc. And if you want the best and money isn't an option look into OUO, very nice stuff.

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this is a powerstroke diesel forum... ha ha yea I'm diesel. Is having a suspension lift on a body lift just not strong enough? I plan on mostly mudding and offroading, not so much rock crawling. I need a durable 8" suspension kit spending no more than 4k. Oh, and thanks for the input on those brands, I'll go ahead and look them up.
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I really favor the double X stage procomp that has the dual shocks up front. Its just this is a big investment and i want to get the best for what I do.
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ROFL!! Good point. I can't remember the exact reasons why, but I do remember reading that body lifts on diesels aren't recommended. Hopefully someone else will chime in.....

If you're interested, shoot me a PM and I'll try to help point you in the right direction for some kits (and some advice from shop owners).

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Rize is a good mall crawler lift
I think this may be the first time I've ever heard this about Rize. Ever.

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haha alright I'll do that later tonight gotta run for now. Thanks again for the posts, keep them coming.
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