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Old 07-20-2010, 08:58 AM
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need help with ride quality with 8" lift

i have a 2000 f250 4x4 with a 8" BDS lift all springs. dual shocks up front and singles in the rear. 38x15.5x20 mtz tires. rides a little rough adn fixing to have a baby and looking for input to help ride. thanks.
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:02 PM
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You can start by swapping shocks.

What shocks do you have now?
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:59 PM
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Bilsteins or for the best ride quality a set of hangers in front with Icon 4" springs front and 5" rears.

Cary
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Old 07-22-2010, 02:24 AM
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i have bds shocks. they came with the lift.
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Old 07-22-2010, 02:25 AM
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how much would the hangers, 4" and 5" springs cost. does that include hangers for the back or does it use a block in the rear.
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:35 AM
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The 5" rear Icons would set on your factory blocks. I'm not a fan of rear shackle flips..axle moves 1" forward. I'll PM you everything.

Thanks, Cary
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:03 PM
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i have bds shocks. they came with the lift.

You could start by upgrading shocks to say Icons as they have a lifetime warranty and are valved specifically for the Super Duty.

Icon Vehicle Dynamics 1999-2004 FSD Signature Series Shock - 8"-12" Front Lift Application - Signature Series - Truck Toyz Store
Icon Vehicle Dynamics 1999-2008 FSD Signature Series Shock - 8"-12" Rear Lift Application - Signature Series - Truck Toyz Store


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how much would the hangers, 4" and 5" springs cost. does that include hangers for the back or does it use a block in the rear.
If you were looking for that:
Icon Vehicle Dynamics 1999-2004 FSD 4.5" Front Spring Hanger Kit - Front Suspension Location - Truck Toyz Store
Icon Vehicle Dynamics 2000-2004 FSD 4" Front Plush Ride Spring Kit - Front Suspension Springs - Truck Toyz Store
Icon Vehicle Dynamics 1999-2007 FSD Plush Ride 5" Rear Leaf Springs - Rear Suspension Springs - Truck Toyz Store


And you'd need rear u-bolts and I'm guessing since you have an F-250 you'll need larger blocks.....unless you already have them with your current lift.
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