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Old 05-27-2010, 09:40 AM
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Improving ride on '06 F250 with Fabtech 8" 4-link lift?

Looking for opinions to improve the ride quality on my truck. I am currently running a Fabtech 8" four-link kit with single Bilstein 5100's at each corner. The rear was lifted with only a 4" block and has a bulldog rake to the truck (see signature pic). I'm running 37" Toyo Open Country tires on 22" wheels. I'm running around with 55 psi in the tires.

For the front I am thinking Fabtech's coilover upgrade to replace the 8" coils. Anyone running this kit? Satisfied with the ride quality?

For the rear it looks like alot of people are happy with Icon's plush ride replacement springs. Thinking about 2" blocks and Icon's 6" plush ride springs. I would really like to do a coil sprung four-link setup...anyone know options available for this?

I had looked in to the Kelderman setup, but a little research shows it isn't the best setup, especially for the price.

Thanks in advance for opinions and options.
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Rob,

I would say it depends on whether you plan on upgrading or replacing the full system. I personally do not recommend spending the money for the Fabtech coil-overs. I have ridden on them a few times and was not impressed at all. A pair of Icon 7" coils and 1" TEI spacers will actually provide better ride quality. Icon 5" rear springs and 3-4" blocks will improve the rear.

If you are looking to replace your system my recommendation will depend on how tall you want to go. If you are looking for something in the 7-9" lift range then the Icon 4-Link Coil-over System will provide outstanding ride quality and performance. If you are wanting to go taller (10-16" range) then One Up Offroad is definitely the way to go.

Please let me know if you would like more information on any of these or other options. Thanks
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Marty, thanks for the reply and information. I just plan on upgrading, not replacing the full system. I want to stay with the 8" lift I currently have. It is a good ride height for me. Also, I'm barely legal here in Virginia and I've already been pulled over and inspected by a State Trooper. I was under the bumper limit by 1" on the front and because my rear is sagging I was well under the limit on the rear. Your recommendation for the rear is probably what I'll go with and use OUO's 3" traction blocks with the Icon 5" springs.

For the front, do I have to purchase Icon's complete 7-9" four-link coilover kit, or do they offer just an upgrade kit? Is it compatible with my Fabtech four-link? Wondering if I can just purchase the upper/lower brackets and coilover and replace the factory spring tower brackets.
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Marty, thanks for the reply and information. I just plan on upgrading, not replacing the full system. I want to stay with the 8" lift I currently have. It is a good ride height for me. Also, I'm barely legal here in Virginia and I've already been pulled over and inspected by a State Trooper. I was under the bumper limit by 1" on the front and because my rear is sagging I was well under the limit on the rear. Your recommendation for the rear is probably what I'll go with and use OUO's 3" traction blocks with the Icon 5" springs.

For the front, do I have to purchase Icon's complete 7-9" four-link coilover kit, or do they offer just an upgrade kit? Is it compatible with my Fabtech four-link? Wondering if I can just purchase the upper/lower brackets and coilover and replace the factory spring tower brackets.
4" Traction blocks are the smallest that are made. If your asking is the coil mounts and coilovers will work with your fabtech 4-link kit, yes they will. You can buy the coilover mounts and coilovers separately.

Here is the link to the COILOVERS and the MOUNTS

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