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What's the best 4.5" lift kit for my 2010f-350?

Seems Rough County is only $670.....seems cheap whereas icon is $2100. Thoughts and experiences with either? Thanks! Any other recommended brands? Looking for best on road handling.

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Seems Rough County is only $670.....seems cheap whereas icon is $2100. Thoughts and experiences with either? Thanks! Any other recommended brands? Looking for best on road handling.
I have the Carli starter system and i feel that it`s a big improvement over stock. On road manners are greatly improved and off road is taken to another level. The hardware is the same as their higher end systems shocks being the difference so to upgrade at a later date is simple. They are a vendor here, take a look at their site. Wise investment with a good reputation.
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Seems Rough County is only $670.....seems cheap whereas icon is $2100. Thoughts and experiences with either? Thanks! Any other recommended brands? Looking for best on road handling.
The cheaper suspensions are lift kits. They will not tell you that they'll ride better. They will do what they're designed to do and that is lift your truck. Most of these systems are over-sprung and under-shocked eventually causing additional wear on the truck. Cheaper suspensions are more expensive in the long run.

As RH67 alluded, we manufacture suspension systems that will increase ride quality over stock but they are substantially more than the "lift kits" given the amount of R&D and cost of quality parts that go into manufacturing systems to increase the ride quality of these 7-9K lb trucks. Feel free to PM me with any questions or concerns.
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Seems Rough County is only $670.....seems cheap whereas icon is $2100. Thoughts and experiences with either? Thanks! Any other recommended brands? Looking for best on road handling.
There is a night and day difference from Rough Country to Icon. The quality in Icon shocks and components cannot be compared to a kit like Rough Country. You will not find higher end, better riding kits, than what Icon has to offer.



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I would roll an Icon 4.5" kit, upgrade the shocks, throw some One Up Offroad ALA link arms along with One Up Offroad traction bars/blocks. The link arms will give you a better turning radius over stock due to the offset arms and will tighten up the handling. They also are adjustable for different lift heights and you can dial in your caster perfect. Great riding kit.

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The best kits will have 4 link arms...Pure performance and Icon ..4 link arms allow more flex, additional Castor to be added...the reason these trucks have wobble issues and the 4 link arms don't have the Castor and pinion changes of non 4 link arms. FYI Turn radius is limited by the Knuckles, now using wider tires than a 12.5" and incorrectly backspaced rims can limit the available knuckle turning ability as the tires will hit the radius arms..

You can also get different rear springs "Chase" that will help the rear ride quality.

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So you now have a bunch of confusing, conflicting opinions in your thread. None are right, none are wrong. I would tell you that one thing that we can ALL agree on, you get what you pay for. No one's getting rich in the suspension business; the higher the cost, the better and more engineered a product will be. The $600 lift kit will turn your truck into a covered wagon where staying with the top manufacturers will get you something that was unthinkable when lifting trucks in the early 2000's, a better than stock ride quality. Good luck with your build!
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My proposed option is the "best" option available... LOL. Just because its better!!! LOL

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