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2008 F250 - 4" BDS question

Can I use 1" spacers under the coils to acheive 5" of lift?
I have read some member's lifts described as ____ lift with 1" TEI spacer - is this what that means - using the 1" under coil spacer??

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Seems like it might be a bit unstable to add a spacer to a lift.

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Can I use 1" spacers under the coils to acheive 5" of lift?
I have read some member's lifts described as ____ lift with 1" TEI spacer - is this what that means - using the 1" under coil spacer??
You can but since the BDS Kit doesn't have Adjustable Caster, you may need a different Caster adjuster for the upper ball joint.
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You can but since the BDS Kit doesn't have Adjustable Caster, you may need a different Caster adjuster for the upper ball joint.
I noticed that the 4" kit just uses the radius arm drop brackets to compensate for lack of caster; whereas, the 6" kit uses drop brackets and caster cams. I think the maximum size cams for these trucks is 2.5 degrees - If I go this route would have to check caster and then add a set of cams.
Anyone know what their caster is with the 4" kit, the 6" kit, and what size the cams are with the 6" kits?

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... S&B CAI / MBRP Cool Duals
... Dark Stone Metallic / Pueblo Gold
... Readylift 3.5" levelling kit
... Toyo MT 315/70/18 (bigger than 35-12.50)
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yes you can, and I would order the caster cams as well if you add the 1" spacer. If you dont do caster cams then look at a 4 link or a 3 link to adjust caster.

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I noticed that the 4" kit just uses the radius arm drop brackets to compensate for lack of caster; whereas, the 6" kit uses drop brackets and caster cams. I think the maximum size cams for these trucks is 2.5 degrees - If I go this route would have to check caster and then add a set of cams.
Anyone know what their caster is with the 4" kit, the 6" kit, and what size the cams are with the 6" kits?
the same ones that come with the 2" leveling kit, 2.5 deg.

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I am curious as to the contents of the 'box kit' portion of the lift (sway bar end link extensions, radius arm drop brackets, longer pitman arm, etc) for the 4" vs 6". Curious if they are different lengths? If I go 5", wonder which would be the better way to go?
Can anyone comment on the BDS rear spring kit - ride, trailering 'sag', etc?
I see the 4" and 6" kits use the same spring, just the 6" uses a 2" longer u bolt than the 4" kit - wondering if they use a 2" block on the 6" kit??

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... KEM tuned Minimaxx
... S&B CAI / MBRP Cool Duals
... Dark Stone Metallic / Pueblo Gold
... Readylift 3.5" levelling kit
... Toyo MT 315/70/18 (bigger than 35-12.50)
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