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Best Lift Kit for 06 f350

hey guys, havent posted on here in a while, but I just bought an 06 f350 6.0 with 50k miles, 4wd, extended cab long bed, and I'm going to be looking into a lift in the near future. I want to go with a real good kit, 4 link in the front is a must. I have a set of traction bars already from OUO off my last truck, so Im more focused on just buying a setup for the front. Ive been looking at Rize and OUO. Theres a good chance Ill end up going up to a 12" lift, but id like to do 8" for now to keep it a little cheaper, which is why I like the Rize because they have the upgrade. The OUO is also like 6 or 7 grand for the front 12-14" kit. My two biggest questions are, one what is the average price for the 8" Rize 4 link front kit, ive seen it everywhere from 2 to 3 thousand. A site called mod bargain has it for a little over 2 thousand, which is way cheaper than anywhere else. Second, what exactly is in the upgrade kit to go from 8" to 12". I noticed the upgrade kit is significantly more expensive than the 8". Anyways, I'm looking for any info anyone has, opinions, pictures, anything will help. Thanks all
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If I was in your shoes, I'd go right for the OUO kit. Rize products aren't what they used to be, and their customer service has taken a nose dive. A lot of 4x4 shops stopped selling Rize stuff because it was taking months to get basic parts.
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From what it sounds like you're willing to shell out the seroius cash for the right stuff. If thats the case i would look at both pmf and ouo. Both make great kits and both stand behind their products. Do it right the first time. Call trevor at pmf and dave over at ouo and talk to them and then make your decision. Cant go wrong either way

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hey guys, havent posted on here in a while, but I just bought an 06 f350 6.0 with 50k miles, 4wd, extended cab long bed, and I'm going to be looking into a lift in the near future. I want to go with a real good kit, 4 link in the front is a must. I have a set of traction bars already from OUO off my last truck, so Im more focused on just buying a setup for the front. Ive been looking at Rize and OUO. Theres a good chance Ill end up going up to a 12" lift, but id like to do 8" for now to keep it a little cheaper, which is why I like the Rize because they have the upgrade. The OUO is also like 6 or 7 grand for the front 12-14" kit. My two biggest questions are, one what is the average price for the 8" Rize 4 link front kit, ive seen it everywhere from 2 to 3 thousand. A site called mod bargain has it for a little over 2 thousand, which is way cheaper than anywhere else. Second, what exactly is in the upgrade kit to go from 8" to 12". I noticed the upgrade kit is significantly more expensive than the 8". Anyways, I'm looking for any info anyone has, opinions, pictures, anything will help. Thanks all
If you think you are going to end up someday with OUO kit, just do it now and save yourself some money... LOL

One thing his kits are easily upgradeable. You could start with a 10" for the front. That is the lowest I can take mine down to. I can raise it up to 14" without changing out any parts. You could raise it up down the road when you have more money for the rear.

Here is how mine is sitting now... I have plenty more pictures in my webshots page in my sig.

As you know they are spendy. But what you are getting is a system that works, there is no guessing game. You are truly getting a custom suspension built to what you want.












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That is a nice truck you have!

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I actually didnt even look into PMF, I wasnt aware they made a full lift kit now for my truck. Ive dealt with trevor before and got a great product from him, I will definitely look into that as well. Layson, great setup you got I love the way that suspension looks under your truck, looks like an awesome system..
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I actually didnt even look into PMF, I wasnt aware they made a full lift kit now for my truck. Ive dealt with trevor before and got a great product from him, I will definitely look into that as well. Layson, great setup you got I love the way that suspension looks under your truck, looks like an awesome system..
Ya Trevor made my 7" kit and it turned out great and he just did a 12" or 14" kit for Pahrumps. heres a link New PMF Lift

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Even after all that crap I gave you... LOL

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It does not take away from your truck or your build. Who cares. It is still a nice looking, well put together, detailed truck.

Sure, it is way big for my taste at this point, but I have an 08 and an 11 so I can run 37's with only 4" of lift.

But then again, 4" of lift and 37's is probably not what you were going for either!

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