Originally Posted by hweb30
New guy here, Im selling my old 06 F150 with a 10" for an 04 CC f250. I want to pull ideas from some of the best kits out there, the looks and performance of a OUO with the comfort of a Kelderman. Just open to hearing ideas, and suggestions before I dive into this, id like to make a drop bracket, like the OUO offroad kit, delete leaf springs, put coil overs all around, with aribage towards the center of the frame to help with flex. Ive got a group of guys local to me with a lot of experience building offroad rigs, but not street rigs. The goal is to keep this as functional as possible, and keep it with a show truck theme.
I have an OUO kit on my truck. Pretty much does everything that it isn't supposed to. Corners, rides, handles, steers amazing. Everything is adjustable, shocks, ride height, swap out a few parts and I go from a 12" kit to a 16" kit. Or if I head into California, in a couple hours I can lower the entire truck down to a legal 31" frame height. When you spend this kind of money you truly getting a custom suspension system that works. Nothing is going to hit when you cycle the suspension, your bumpstops will work before your shocks bottom out. OUO even has a setup with rear bags for the guys who do a lot of towing. Still has CRAZY travel and does everything it isn't supposed to do.
SEMA really opened my eyes up to how many "show" trucks can't even drive down the road. We went on a photo shoot and it was amazing to see these cool looking trucks but they couldn't even go 30 mph in a straight line. SERIOUSLY, guys were coming up to us asking us how fast we can drive, does your truck do this, or do that, does it have bump steer, how well does it corner. These guys are all running custom suspension systems and probably had more money into their kits than we did. It was obvious that these people had bought something that looked cool, had some shiney blue coilovers, but they can't even drive or enjoy the truck.
Honestly, if you are even thinking about spending this kind of money with any companies who say they build suspension systems. You get references and talk to the people who are actually running their product, if possibly you should even drive a truck. Not just one person, talk with multiple people running a full suspension systems.
When you are looking at this kind of $ range of kit it is almost like buying a car. Have you ever bought a car without ever driving it? I sure the hell wouldn't.