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2004 f250 what lift kit??

I have a 2004 f250 cc fx4. I am looking for a 4 or 6 inch lift and am wondering if anyone knows about any deals. I have looked at rough country 6 inch lift and am thinking about going with it just wanna make sure there isnt anything else I should look at first. also how hard is it to install a suspension lift on these trucks i did do replace the oil cooler and egr block off so i can wrench a little.

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contact trevor at precision metal fab, he is a site member, and knows these trucks. stay clear of any cheap rough, tough, or jacked " LIFT KIT " , most are incomplete and not worth the money.

what are your plans with the truck, just for looks mainly , or total function !

i have similar truck, but mine is a driver, dont even tow a lawn mower. i am looking into a shackle hanger kit up front, and going with a 08 up rear leaf, stock with rear shackle flip, or deaver. shocks probably a 7100 bilstein.

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its my daily driver, but I want the lift to be functional too. I am not doing any hard off roading or anything but if I wanted to go off roadi want it to be ready. However the lift is mainly looks.
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the best for keeping close to stock ride, is what i mentioned for the front. that being said, adding travel will yeild better ride, if not to stiff of a spring and correct valved shock.

by doing a front shackle kit, you CAN over work the front spring and cause sagging, but it would have to be worked pretty hard. there are so many options, that a call to trevor or even CT Performance will help you to understand better, word get lost in type.

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what price range for parts do u think this will run me? thank you for your help
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Icon and PMF Combo

You get what you pay for for a full suspension system (Two front leaf springs, Drop pitman arm, Drop track bar and bracket, Two Front rear shocks, PMF traction bars and or leaf springs and two rear shocks) Probably 2-4000

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how do you feel about some of the other brands that are not as expansive. I have looked at the bds, rough country, pro comp.
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how do you feel about some of the other brands that are not as expansive. I have looked at the bds, rough country, pro comp.
BDS is alright too!

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There is a place that will put a 6inch bds on for like 1800. 600 of that is labor. do you know how hard it is to install them yourself?
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It isn't that hard to do if you are mechanically inclined, have some tools, and a place to keep it for a weekend. You don't need a lift, just a good jack, and some jackstands. Leaf spring setups are pretty straight forward and not much to really mess up.

Honestly for a leaf spring setup and if you are not worried so much about the ride quality there isn't really much wrong with the cheapo lift kits. They will just have a little stiffer ride than a expensive kit. I actually like the Icon the best as far as ride quality goes. You probably would be happy with the BDS as well.

Once you get your kit on, depending on what you end up with. If you have a lot of axle wrap than you can start looking into traction bars. If you went with a cheaper lift kit that had rear replacement springs they have stiffer springs will actually have less wrap than the more expensive kits with softer rear springs. If the kit comes with blocks than just drive it and see how it feels. If you have issues then I would suggest you looking into the One Up Offroad traction bars.

It is like anything these days you get what you pay for. Remember you might regret your decisions down the road if you keep the truck for a while. I know I did the same thing bought a cheap tuff country lift kit and I have already changed it out a couple times... LOL.

So if you think you will be happy with a stiff riding truck for the long haul than go for it, but if you feel that you will grow out of that someday. Save your money and get a better quality kit down the road .

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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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