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Old 04-09-2012, 03:48 AM
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Question Best lift for 2008 Powerstroke

I have an 2008 Ford F250 6.4l and I was wondering what the best riding lift would be for it between 2.5" and 4"?
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:46 AM
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Depends on your goals and budget. If you just want the truck to be higher and tuck larger tires and enjoy the stiff ride from the factory, there are a ton of budget options out there. If you're looking to clean up the ride over stock and use your truck offroad, there is a whole other spectrum of performance susepnsion systems. Only limited by your uses and budget.
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Best lifts will have true 4 link arms that will allow you to set additional Castor that these trucks need. The 4 lnk kits will ride much better as they don't bind like the stock arms and many replacement arms will.

We Sell Pure Performance and Icon kits..please PM me if I can get you additional info or pricing.

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Cary, I have seen some trucks that have the following info in the users signature. Icon 4.5" w/TEI spacer for a total of 5.5" front. Is that a good setup? Then, what gets done in the rear to match up? One truck in particular had the above, then a 7" rear block w/traction bars???
Any thoughts on this - are traction blocks the same thing???
I like a slight rake, as I hate the ***-dragging look when hauling/towing...
On my truck I started with the readylift 2.5" kit, then did research once truck steered like chit. Added caster cams - all was good but accelerated ball joint wear IMHO. I bought the kit they have to go 3.5" for guys who had the 2.5" kit. It had the 1" spacer and drop brackets to acheive castor w/o the cams.
This truck will only be here for 1 -1.5 years, but I plan to have homework done for next one which will be in the range of a 6" lift w/37's.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:44 AM
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Good yes..best no..you would need 4 link arms for that.

7" rear block..thats crazy unless it was a PMF with his traction bars.

I would rather do PMF traction blocks with arms or a lift spring- Deaver rear mini spring pack when a rear needs more than 4-5" of block..esp if towing.

Castor shims only get back to stock specs which are not adequate..you need 4.5* min.
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I like the stock stance on an F350 which has approximately a 4" block. To lift the front 6", the back would have to come up 5-6" for my tastes...
Whats a ballpark difference in price between the ICON 4.5"+1" vs the 4 link (not a price quote, but a ballpark difference between the 2)...
How does the first acheive caster correction (a drop bracket or cams)?
What will the 4 link do for me (on road only but some towing so I dont need off-road type of contouring) that the first lift wouldnt?
Do these kits usually use a tapered block for driveshaft angle?
Do rear axles move in relation to being centered in the wheel well?

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Std Icon Lift used a drop bracket, adding a Tie spacer would need Castor shims IMO..so maybe $250 for both vs 4 link arms at $1000+-

4 link arms allow correct Castor of 4.5*+ not what shims can get you. A lack of Castor is what causes poor return of the steering wheel when turning, wobbles and wandering.

Blocks Pure has the correct offset blocks, Icon doesn't offset the pins.
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I Already have a Fabtech 6" with 37s but it just rides really rough, i'm not really concerned with the cost I am just lookin for the best riding 2-4.5" lift for mostly road use I was kinda thinking that a 4 link set up would be the smoothest ride and I was thinking of going with 35 tires on 20 rims. And I also was leaning towards the 4.5" because I am wanting to run dual 8" stacks and I want the truck to still be tall enough for them
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Either a Pure performance or Icon 4 link with Bilsteins #5160-65's or Icons piggies..
IMO Pures coils are just a little softer than Icons..but either kit as above will ride better than what you have now.

PM me if I can get you prices-options..
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Cary, while this thread is going, can you touch on coil overs? I've seen some nice trucks on forums with them - good/bad? Advantages/disadvantages?
Thanks,,,
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