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Old 11-24-2010, 06:19 AM
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06 F250 needing some height!!

So I have just finished my first round of performance mods on my truck (S&B, SRL Tune, 4" exhaust) and now its time to look about the style side of the coin. looking for some lift, and some new wheels and tires but trying to pick your brains about the best way to acheive what I want with out making my fiance wanting to kill me. I'm looking to raise my truck somewhere between 3-4 inches in the front for sure but I want to keep my Front and Rear pretty close to level if possible. If not possible, I'd like to maintain the factory rake setup with the back a little taller than the front. Now I believe the rear on my truck is approximately 3-4" taller than my front already because how heavy my ranchhand is. I've seen a lift on the Rancho site that is 4" up front and 2" in the back and I think that may do what I want but wanted to get others opinions off here.

Wheels: What is the smallest diameter wheel my truck can handle?? My buddy has a 01 and he just got new wheels and tires and was wanting to sell me his 16.5" but I didn't think it would clear my brakes?? Anybody have any good 35" wheel and tire sets they want to unload?? Not looking for any wheels bigger than a 17" x 10" wide. Also what backspacing and offset will I need for this combo.

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ICON 4.5" kit will look great and ride just as nice. If you choose to go bigger in the future it's pretty easy to add a few inches here and there. 4.5" is great without making it difficult to use the truck for towing and loading. You will need to stay at 17" or bigger wheels to fit properly.
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X2 on the 4.5" Icon, cant go wrong there
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That looks like a sweet setup guys, but the almost 2 grand price tag is a hard pill to swallow. Anything else that isn't going to get me killed by my fiance` for picking up??
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:29 AM
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A few options for good suspensions that are lower cost than the Icon:

CST:
CST 4.5 Inch Suspension Lift System - 2005-2007 Superduty 4wd - 2005-2007 F250/F350 SRW 4wd Lifts - Truck Toyz Store

BDS:
BDS 4 Inch Suspesion Lift System - 2005-2007 F250 Superduty SRW 4wd - 2005-2007 F250/F350 SRW 4wd Lifts - Truck Toyz Store

RCD:
RCD 4 Inch Suspension Lift System - 2005-2007 F250/350 SRW 4wd - 2005-2007 F250/F350 SRW 4wd Lifts - Truck Toyz Store




As for wheels.....not all aftermarket 17s clear the calipers, some of them hit. All 18" and larger diameter wheels fit though.
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:19 AM
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Dont go cheap on the lift, you will pay for it every day when you have a truck that rides like crap. You're better off waiting till you can save the $$$ for a good lift. Almost $2000 may sound like a lot of money, but thats a complete system with dual rate coil springs and nitrogen shocks built and valved specifically for a Superduty. Not some generic shocks you will get with cheaper shocks.

I bought my truck brand new. I added a 2.5" coil spacer, then went to ICON 4.5", then up to 5.5" with ICON, added a ICON 4-link, then went to a 7" ICON, then finally up to 8" ICON. Be careful, going bigger is VERY addictive. I can tell you out of all of those lifts my favorite was the ICON 4.5" kit with the 1" ICON TEI spacer, running 35x13.50s on 18" wheels. Here is a pic:

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Here you go...it wont last long though:

05-10 Icon 4.5" Lift - Powerstroke Nation
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Best believe he's telling the truth!! I am just now a year and half later discovering the $3600 mistake I unknowingly made. 8" Pro Comp is useless except parked in a lot looking pretty!!
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Little late to the thread.... But to the OP check out PMF, Trevor is the owner and his name on here is NotStock. I've got one of his lifts, which uses the Icon coils(mine actually still say Donahoe) and I went ahead and did the Icon shocks. Its also a 4 link kit, and will be about the price of the Icon which is only the Radius arm drop bracket kit I believe.... Price was my main reason for doing this instead of Icon... Its a very nice well built kit and rides real nice....
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The PMF 4 link is a great kit at a great price. Trevor is great to work with. My truck rides great at 4.5" with Icon springs and shocks. all the rest of the hard parts are PMF.







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