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Old 12-12-2007, 08:08 AM
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I have been doing some shopping and would be looking for a 6" lift kit. I like the DR kit and the ProComp as well. I ride in the dunes, very mild trip to the sand drags and maybe off road a few times a year, nothing too much. With the DR 6" kit, what else will I need? I do not want blocks in the rear. Will I need to regear the truck if I go 37" tires? Axle shims, brake line extensions??? I know these are a lot of questions, however whatever I do to my truck I want it done right. I drive an 07 F350 CC, single wheel, FX4, planning on an exhaust as well.

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Old 12-12-2007, 08:28 AM
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a lot of people say you wont need to regear but you will lose a lot of low end power by not regearing.... i would go with 4.30 gears for 37" tires... the DR lift is by far one of the best.. make sure you get the rear springs because blocks ride like crap. you dont have to get longer brake lines but its recommended to get ss braided lines.. stock lines tend to bulge out when braking hard but the ss braided lines dont so you will get more stopping power... also alot of people dont think of this but going with larger tires/wheels and lift will put extra stress on your stock brake pads and rotors..... i like to upgrade rotors and pads just to be safe..... you will have a lot more rolling mass and it will be a lot harder for your stock components to stop you if you had to stop quickly... let me know if you have any questions and ill answer them to the best of my knowledge
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can you pm me a price on the dr kit? I am not too worried about losing some power as i dont haul anything as it is, not for now anyway. Brakes were a slight concern, so i will look into brake rotors, i have changed them in teh past and i know they arent too pricey... would I need the steering stabilizer or traction bars or is that more for performance? I plan on doing the install myself, have air tools and access to a lift if need be. Is there a SS brake line kit to extend the brackets or is the SS kit going to replace the lines throughout the truck?
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:00 AM
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can you pm me a price on the dr kit? I am not too worried about losing some power as i dont haul anything as it is, not for now anyway. Brakes were a slight concern, so i will look into brake rotors, i have changed them in teh past and i know they arent too pricey... would I need the steering stabilizer or traction bars or is that more for performance? I plan on doing the install myself, have air tools and access to a lift if need be. Is there a SS brake line kit to extend the brackets or is the SS kit going to replace the lines throughout the truck?
you wouldnt need the stab or traction bars right away... the SS brake line go replaces your stockers from the bracket to the rotor.... ill get shawn to PM you a price on the DR kit.. hes an official dist for them

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Old 12-12-2007, 09:07 AM
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thank you Raul!!!!
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Are you gonna be losing your top end and gas milage with 4:30 gears? I have a 2001 f250 crew cab long bed with and 8 inch lift and 355/70 r17 toyo at and have been thinking about regearing my 3:73" Thanks
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you wouldnt need the stab or traction bars right away... the SS brake line go replaces your stockers from the bracket to the rotor.... ill get shawn to PM you a price on the DR kit.. hes an official dist for them

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Raul,

Who's Shawn? I need an adjustable pan rod bar for for an 08 SD. Have him PM me a price as well. Thanks
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