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02 Dually, I want my cake and eat it too

So I dont know if this is even possible so bear with me. I have a 2002 F350, CC LB dually 4x4... Suspension is stock except for bilsteins and well, the airbags in the rear (I bought the truck used so dont know whats the deal with those)

I am thinking about putting a slight lift on it and some bigger tires...maybe 4-6 inches.

Now I dont drive really fast, but I dont like slowing down for things like speed bumps, driveways... those kind of things...well, ok sometimes I do, sometimes I dont... And on the occasional fireroad, its like I have welded stiff suspension.

Right now, my truck basically well, doesnt take any of the bumps into compression, but when the truck comes down off the bump, it feels like it bottoms out. Like there is not very much compression length...

I have ridden in a few friends trucks and jeeps, and they all have assorted lifts. Some just exacerbate the problem, and there were one or two that just soaked up the bumps like nothing was there.

I didnt really think of it until today. I cant remember whos truck had what, so I can't track down a company...

Who might make a long arm, almost like prerunner or what ever type suspension package for my truck?

I understand its a 350, and its gonna be stiff, but maybe, just maybe there is hope!

And If I have been too obscure on my definition of what I am looking for please ask questions for me to clarify and I will do my best!

2002 F-350, was a DRW, now a SRW (but kept the dana 80 ARB's front and back, 4.88 gears on 37's
AIS, 4 inch MBRP, 38R ww2, IHI bellowed up pipes
PHP 6 Pos Chip, swamps 140 volt mod
PMF coilovers and 4 link...front and back
2008 D60 up front, 2002 D80 out back
Psc hydro assist with ported hydroboost, p pump

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Well, your truck is leaf sprung. I just think the feel after coming off of a hump or speed bump is just the leaf spring's rebound. I also have an 02 but an f250 and it does the same thing. Maybe your buddy's trucks that do absorb the bumps well have coils up front. Jeeps you cant really compare to because they weigh so much less. Maybe your front leaf springs are sagging but i still cant see that affecting it so much to bottom out on the bump stops. If that helps...
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I have checked top gunz web site. they have a one off something or other company. but theirs is 10-12 inches which is much higher than I want to go. Not to mention, the videos just look like its a 10 inch lift with a bit more compression. But still going to ride like normal... I was impressed though.

2002 F-350, was a DRW, now a SRW (but kept the dana 80 ARB's front and back, 4.88 gears on 37's
AIS, 4 inch MBRP, 38R ww2, IHI bellowed up pipes
PHP 6 Pos Chip, swamps 140 volt mod
PMF coilovers and 4 link...front and back
2008 D60 up front, 2002 D80 out back
Psc hydro assist with ported hydroboost, p pump
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