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Old 03-11-2013, 05:15 PM
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complete kit or make my own lift

I am looking at lifting my 2000 f250 crew 4in and level would be nice. I've been looking online at kits and prefer rear leafs instead of blocks. however I dont want to spend much more then 1k. those kits are around $1500 for rear leaf complete kits. Is it cheaper to make my own kit ordering individual parts and if so what parts exactly will i need for 4". thanks Don
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I did a Rough Country 4" up front for about 5 or 600 dollars. You need the leafs, shocks, and adjustable trac bar or extended brackets for track bar. I have airbags in the rear so I didn't do anything to the rear but I'm sure you could find f-350 blocks for cheap for the rear instead of springs.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:59 PM
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Typically kits are the best way to go. There are other options though that I have been researching.
You may want to talk to Cary from CTperformance, He is pretty knowledgeable about suspensions for our trucks while maintaining a good ride. He is a sponsor here. If you do not want to stiffen your ride, do not go with a lift kit.
You will probably want to look into a hanger kit or mini spring packs. Whatever you do, please do not double stack the rear blocks and do not ever put blocks in the front.

I personally would never go with a rear block higher than the tallest factory block. I am not sure what the talles is though. 3-4". 4" to me is borderline. I would also stick to a factory blocks or something like the OUO or PMF blocks, not the typical ones the likt kits usually come with.
$1000 budget for a full lift kit may be pushing it, especially if you want all new springs; thats the most expensive part of the system usually.
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Re: complete kit or make my own lift

A little of both. If the kit calls for stacking the blocks, then REPLACE them with a single block equal to the combined height.

I think OUO makes tall blocks that double as traction bar mounts. This is the only safe way to run a tall block.

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Ive priced them many ways when i was looking for mine and the kit won every time. Some companys will let u get a get and remove some of the stuff u dont need or want to make it a little cheaper.
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I would keep the stock springs as they will provide the best ride quality..4.5" hanger lift will get you the height you want.

Quality is never cheap and cheap is just that.

PM me if I can help.

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