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i am looking to buy a 02 f250 psd. i want to lift it about 8"-10" not sure which brands are better than others. i'm new to trucks let alone diesel. i also wanted to know what are the pros and cons to dual shocks front rear or both. just a little info if it makes a diffrence on the lift i will be towing a car every now and then. i would like to have a fairly smooth ride i know it can only be but so smooth but every bit helps. thanks in advance for the info.
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Skyjacker is a great lift. Also check int Pro Comp and Fabtech

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i have had fabtech and procomp and they are both quality kits.

january 2003 6.0 F-350 Lariat 4x4 cc with 08 long bed. recon cab and mirror lenses, torqueshift(reman on 9-03-09) with three disc billet convertor(500 rpm lowered stall speed),mag-hytec deep tranny pan,, 8" fabtech lift w/ 37" iroc super swampers on helos,pro comp ladder bars, custom sct x3 with tunes by eric @ innovative diesel, boost and pyro,edge insight, afe, 4" straight piped, ARP headstuds, banks intercooler & high ram intake. engine mods & maintenance by first coast diesel performance.
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how is the ride comfort on any of those
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I havent ridden in one with a procomp or fabtech lift. But the skyjacker rides great

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they were both 350's, so a little stiff. i think they are great. i would buy either one again.

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If you want the very best rideing kit Donahoe is the the best out there. There are many lifts that are much better than Fabtech and procomp. IE Rize Industries, Donahoe, RCD.
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For an 8"-10" lift your looking at Rize, RCD, Donahue, or a custom four link.

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I have got an 8" Fabtech with Fox Shocks all around and I love it. Rides a little stiff but what do you expect.
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what about pros and cons of dual shocks front rear or both. how are those lifts like the donahoe or fabtech with towing
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