10" 4.0 fabtech help - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Suspension & Steering Discuss OEM & aftermarket suspension, lifts, air ride suspension, shocks, steering components, etc.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 Old 08-11-2010, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 146
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
10" 4.0 fabtech help

I am close to pulling the trigger on this kit. I have a 2008 cc 4x4 sb and can get a good deal on a fabtech 4 link 10" kit with the 4.0 coil over shocks. I have searched on here an it seems that people are not real happy with the ride of the 4.0 coil overs and also i dont think i would have ordered a 10" kit but this one is a smoking deal.

1- Is my truck gonna ride like crap?

2- Is that to big of a kit for every day use?

3- Those that have the fabtech 4.0 how do you like the ride?

Thanks for the help in advance.
JB904 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 08-11-2010, 06:11 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
smotrs's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Covina, Ca.
Posts: 2,709
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
From what I've seen, the coil overs provide a very cush ride. I thought my duals were pretty cush but have ridden in a similar truck with the coil overs and was very impressed. May have to do with who does the install, professional versus handyman.

As for how my truck rides, It rides much better then the stock truck almost like a nice car. Very comfortable on long trips across these crappy roads. And it rides incredible on offroad trails.

What do you plan to use the truck for? Depending on the use will determine if 10in is too much. I drive my truck just about everyday and us it for camping, bass fishing, dirt biking (quads are for those who can't ride), mountain biking, hauling a camper, etc.. I couldn't do a 10in lift as it would be too high for unloading and loading what I use it for. As it is, I have to have longer ramps for loading and unloading my bikes. The tailgate step definitely is a must for a lifted truck.


'08 F250 6.4L Lariat 4x4 CC/SRW fully loaded, special ordered
6" Fabtech 2.25 dual shock lift w/18" AR wheels, 35" Toyo AT's
Avic-Z2 Nav/Stereo w/iPod, Bluetooth, XM NavTraffic
(2) Rear headrest mnt DVD entertainment systems
Line-X bedliner
Banks CAI, Dual Exhaust, Six-Gun, Speed Brake & iQ (test vehicle)
Bushwacker Fender Flares
Ravelco Anti Theft Device

Originally Posted by Rick Santorum
We went into a recession in 2008 because of gasoline prices.
smotrs is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome