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post #1 of 10 Old 10-08-2012, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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Fab-tech 10" lift

I got a 06 f250 with a 10" 4 link lift, and the leaf pack with the factory blocks and it rides like a brick, I need to soften this thing up. I was thinking about taking out a couple leads out of the back and adding bigger blocks and traction bars. What are you guys doing to get better ride quality out of big lifted trucks? I am not looking for a cadillac, but something better than a brick.


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Not sure if you will get much in this, but I am open ears on it too... I was getting ready to upgrade my shocks, but don't look for much improvement on ride...

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look into a set of DEAVER rear springs, CARLI now has a deal with them for the fords..... YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED !!!!!! but your wallet will be lighter. then a set of proerly valved shocks is key......and your rear WILL ride like a cadillac.

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Ya I know a set of deavers will fix it, kinda looking for a cheaper route


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Stock leafs and Traction Blocks...PMF builds a nice setup...if you need bigger do a shackle reversal as well...

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agreed, do a shackle flip. add as little of a block as possible.

you can also look into swapping to the 08-up leafs, there are a little longer than yours, whick will inturn give better ride.

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I like the 08 leaf idea, I am going to start with the flipped shackle and like a 3" block. now i know i have a stock block in the rear, so when i order blocks, if i get a 3" is that 3 over stock? or is it just 3"?

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I think I have mad bump steer on my truck. I drive down a road that has multiple little hills and dips. When I go down a dip and the suspension compresses, I have to hold the steering wheel to the right, then when I go over a hill and it extends I have to hold the wheel to the left. I am new to the big lifted trucks (10+"). I have a fabtech 10" 4 link. Any thoughts?

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You can also look at Icon springs. My truck with 12" of lift on icon springs road awesome. They were 8" springs. I also had the One Up Offroad traction blocks/bars. It is a spendy setup but worth it. Deavers are great too! Definitely the top of my list for replacement leaf springs.

As far as your bump steer. You might want to have an alignment done and get fabtech's specs on what to set the castor too. .. Make sure the shop deals with lifted trucks.

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You will get some axle wrap with a heavy trailer, I can feel it when towing my gooseneck with some heavy equipment. My Deavers will wrap enough to make the tires rub the front of the rear fender well if I give it too much throttle on aceleration.
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I like the 08 leaf idea, I am going to start with the flipped shackle and like a 3" block. now i know i have a stock block in the rear, so when i order blocks, if i get a 3" is that 3 over stock? or is it just 3"?
Typically they do not include the stock block height in that measurement. Your best bet is to talk with whoever you are ordering your bars from. Tell them what you are doing and they can help you out with the size.

As far as the 08 rear leafs, I am on a fence about that. It is quite a bit of work for a minimal change.

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