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post #1 of 6 Old 01-01-2012, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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little lift help

My fiance has got a 08 6.4 4wd and has 20in wheels and 35in tires. She has a 2in leveling kit Shehas got this bright idea she wants pink coil springs and wants to get new springs and powder coat them pink while adding another inch to the front and getting blocks in the black to raise 2 or three inches. What's yals opinion on the lift part and is that the best way to go and where the best place to get it is? Any suggestions??
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For the best ride quality, I would recommend Icon Vehicle Dynamics. We can set you up with a 2.5-3.5" system from them. Great ride, build quality and warranty.

2.5"-3.5" Lifts - 2008-2010 F250/F350 SRW 4wd - Truck Toyz Store
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that actually sounds cool for a chic. please post pics when you get this done.
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I've gone through a few lift configurations and have a few conclusions.

1. If you think you're going to go bigger, do it now and get it over with, its cheaper that way.
2. DON'T STACK BLOCKS! Ever see one get spit out because they were stacked? It's not pretty. Blocks are cool for maintaining ride quality, but they end up being torque arms. I ended up with 6" Pro Comp springs out back and 5" Pro Comps front.
3. Nitrogen shocks are too stiff, even when I had an add-a-leaf up front they were too stiff. The next shocks I get will be oil charged.

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If you say not to stack blocks. What about the 2" factory block that is on the back of the 250's?
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Single block ok, stacked block bad.

If it's not going to get any heavy hauling or off roading, you could go up to a 5" block. I had one out of a Dodge before buying my Pro-Comp springs. I think F350s have a 3" block.

Don't even think about putting an aluminum block under one of these heavy trucks, stacked or not. I bought a 1/2 ton 4x4 with a 1" aluminum block, it was ready to snap and do all sorts of bad stuff.
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