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08 f250 10" fabtech lift but need more

I have a 2008 f250 crewcab that has a 10" fabtech lift, that was done before I bought it. Its fabtech basic kit with just the drop brackets for the front arms. It does have new springs in the rear so its just using the factory block with the bump stop plus a small 1" block. At the dealership where I bought it the tires and wheels were stolen so they put a new set of 40" toyos on it for me. Now the tires will hit the front fenders when you have it turned and hit a good bump. So its time to go bigger which was my plan anyways thats why I went with the 40"s . I am in the process of doing the hydro assist steering. For the back I was just planning on changing the blocks to the OUO blocks with the traction bar built on. Im not sure what to do to the front to get more height. Any suggestions anyone ? Really only want to go another 2"s or so.
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2 cheap options for the front.

1. Get some new coil springs that are 2" taller than the ones you have.
2. Put a 2.5" spacer under the springs.


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who makes taller coil springs?
the tallest I can can find is the 10" ones
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Coilovers...IMO the best way. If you have all the other stuff then you could do this for $1500 or less....Kings or Fox and Rize mounts. 16" travel is what you need for 10-14" lift


People are going to jump in and say the steering is a problem on these trucks...well not really...have a custom drag link made up with heims on each end...a solid bar, no joint like the stocker.

And if your feeling froggy flip the track bar over so it mounts on top of the axle and not the bottom as stock.

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who makes taller coil springs?
the tallest I can can find is the 10" ones
Well I'm a leafspring guy myself so I'm not too smart on coil springs, but I'm guessing Rize would make one, but you may have to get a full coilover.

If it was me, I'd get a 2.5" spring spacer.


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Coilovers...IMO the best way. If you have all the other stuff then you could do this for $1500 or less....Kings or Fox and Rize mounts. 16" travel is what you need for 10-14" lift


People are going to jump in and say the steering is a problem on these trucks...well not really...have a custom drag link made up with heims on each end...a solid bar, no joint like the stocker.

And if your feeling froggy flip the track bar over so it mounts on top of the axle and not the bottom as stock.
Listen to this man right here, he gave me some good knowledge a while back that I'll be using for sure!

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Do I have to change to the new drag link ?
And will I be able to keep my factory radius arms witht he lower brackets like I have now ?
thanks again
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If you'd like your drag link to survive, it would be a great idea to upgrade. Now about the radius arms, that's something you'll have to look at and decide after its lifted. You may or may not need a 4-link. Don't forget about shocks, brake lines and drive shafts.

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