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post #1 of 9 Old 08-24-2011, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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sky-manufacturing?

has anyone heard or dealt w/ these people before? their stuff looks good and well made. I was going to do their 4.5" hanger/shackle lift up front and the shackle flip on the rear.

4.5" Hanger/Shackle Lift (Front) -comes w/ pan rod bar, drop pitman, bilsteins
Ford Super Duty 4.5 inch Hanger Lift Kit - Sky's Off-road Design

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NEW Ford Super Duty Rear Shackle Flip! - Sky's Off-road Design

I'm looking at $850.00 for a good setup i believe. I just want to make sure someone has dealt w/ their stuff and its as good as they say it is!

any help would be appreciated!!

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I'm a dealer for Sky, very good quality. But for the 4.5" hangers I perfer the Icon kit.

..you may not want a rear flip as it moves the axle forward a little and would lift the rear a full 4.5"..unless you do want a rake.
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i would prefer the leveled look bc I plan on doing air bags too still. I was looking into the shackle flip only bc I didn't know if adding a bigger block would cause more axle wrap(and I dont want that..lol) bc I like to drop the pedal every now and then....

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I saw the 3" hanger from ICON late last night. Would new shocks, pitman arm, pan rod bar, etc be needed in addition to this?

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We are also a Icon dealer..3" kit requires shocks, longer sway bar links and a adj track bar, pitman arm isn't needed.

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when I bought the truck, the owner said it was leveled....i went out and measure it from ground to middle of fender and i got 40.75" front and 42.25" rear

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I had the 4.5" shackle flip in the rear, they are very well made. Good quality stuff! But as CT Performance said, they do have their drawbacks. Which is why I took them off and went with a full spring.

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I only need about 2" up front to clear the back part of the fender. What is the best way to tell if the truck has been "leveled"? bc after measuring it isnt leveled after all.

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1st check your spring codes..then see if the springs are still fords and just 2 leafs front. measure shock lengths with the truck on the ground. Check rear block height and springs for a add-a-leaf..
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