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Suspension Upgrades

So, my truck is in need of some new shocks. I am deciding to use this opportunity to make some changes. I have a 2005 F250 6.0l on 34" Nitto A/T. I would like the truck to sit level and have no plans on adding blocks in the rear. I tow often and have airbags in the rear. I currently have about 1.75 - 2" of rake I want to get rid of.

Plan:
Rough Country 1.5" Progressive rate coil springs
Bilstein 5100 shocks (4)
Rough Country Dual steering stabilizer
Icon caster cams
Icon or Pure adjustable track bar.
Not sure if there is a difference between the two?
Icon TEI 0.5" coil spacer

This should get the truck real close to level. I was wondering if anyone has any opinions on this setup or experience with the 1.5" coil springs?
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the icon adj track bar has a more pernounced bend in it the the pure performance but regardless they are both great bars. i have a pure performance bar on mine, it was a little cheeper then the Icon. also may want to look into Top Gun Customz stuff. there adj track bar is even cheeper and i have herd it is great quility!! but when you buy in a package you usually get a better price then peicing it together like you seem to be doing. just a thought. i ran into this exact senerio b4

also if you gona go with all that good stuff why are you going to put Rough County coils in???? get Icon, Pure Performance, Carli.... quility coils will give you a great ride that you will not regreat puttin in

glad you going to put castor shims in... you will regreat it if you dont

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The coils and shocks come in a package from top gun customs. I was looking at those coils because rough country and superlift were the only 1.5 - 2 in coils I could find. Icons coils are 2.5 and i didn't want to change my rear blocks.
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If i changed my mind to go the 2.5 in route does anyone have experience with RCD coil springs? They have a set with shocks also.
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Just so you guys know, The Pure Performance bar was modified this year! The bends are different, it has a quick adjuster, and it also adjusts from 0 to 4" of lift...

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You could always go with some Pure coils or one of their 2.5" systems along with some Bilstein 5100's.

Here is a pic of their new track bar:




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Holy Big Picture Georgeman! It is also available in black.


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Just so you guys know, The Pure Performance bar was modified this year! The bends are different, it has a quick adjuster, and it also adjusts from 0 to 4" of lift...

JP
Nice. SO it will work on a stock height truck? Does it get rid of the ball joint mount?

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It will go down to stock height, but it does retain the stock ball joint mount at the axle.


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I just linked it to your website Jeremy!

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