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post #1 of 8 Old 12-11-2010, 04:22 AM Thread Starter
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4" lift questions

I am looking to put a 4" lift on my truck. Its a 2003 SRW 4x4 EC F350. I am looking at either Icon, BDS or Pro Comp. If i was to put new 5" springs in the back with the stock blocks instead of 4" blocks or add-a-leafs that come with the kits, will that affect or take away from my towing cacapcity. I tow 2 snowmobiles and possibliy a fith wheel in the near future. Also will these kits come with everything I need, new track bar and pitman arm and so on. Also how is the ride quality with these kits. Thanks

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I you want to retain your stock spring rate , use a set of OneUpOffroad traction bar/block system in the rear and you will retain your stock springs with their payload/towing rates and ride , and you can have the rear block any size you want and they are inttergrated with the tractions bars and the bars will keep you rear axel on the ground. Cost is more than new springs , but you get more then just rear springs also!! One Up Offroad Home Here is a picture of what they look like on my truck.

2002 ford f250 4x4 Lariat. Dark shadow gray with custom painted pearl silver with purple flames, 12.5" Icon lift with OneUpOffroad traction bar block system , OUO driveline drop bracket,Clocked transfer case, 38" MT claws on 18x10 weld dune 8 wheels. MBRP t-304 cool dual exhaust& custom ss t-304 flame tips, AFE stage 2 CAI & custom tunes from elite diesel on XCAL2 , Killer stereo system and lots of billet and flames!! http://good-times.webshots.com/album/556844448GVUyhu
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5" Icon's will sag a little more than the stock springs but will not be that bad..all depends on how heavy.
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I would go with:
1. Icon
2. BDS
3. Pro Comp

In that order. Icon is the best built and best riding out of the three choices.

If you did the 5" Icon rear springs....you remove the factory block all together. Just the spring on top of the axle. They will sag more under weight are may get some axle wrap depending on your setup.

The ultimate setup is the OUO Traction Block while keeping the stock springs that is shown above.
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Ok thanks. So the icon 4" utilizes the stock rear springs but just uses a taller block, no stacking right? I think I'm leaning towards the icon 4" susp. Lift

2003 7.3 F350 Ext. Cab 4x4
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4" MBRP Turbo Back
6.0 Tranny Cooler
Marinco Mod
AFE Stage II
Zoodad Mod
Warn Hubs
N-Fab side steps
New X codes with Bilsteins
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Powdercoated Oil Pan
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No stacking.

We have it configured with a 4" block in our store.....but if you hit the Customize button you can change it to a 5" block if you want the rear a little taller.

Icon Vehicle Dynamics 2000-2004 FSD 4 Inch Suspension Lift System - Truck Toyz Store
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Pro Comp is way out on the performance scale for actual off roading! Listen to DC he knows what he's talking bout...
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