Originally Posted by FMKeith
To start off I am new here but not new to forums. I have done a bunch of searches but still have some unanswered questions. I am between a 4 and 6 inch lift. I do a lot of highway driving and do not go off road too often. If I go with the 4 I will get 35 inch Toyo A/T 2's and if I go 6 I will go 37 inch and I am not sure what tire to get at that point since the A/T 2's don't come in 37 inch.
Here are my concerns; I have a 2013 Lariat that rides like a Cadillac and I don't want to ruin that, secondly, I don't want to get a 4 inch lift and then kick myself for not going taller.
Will I lose my ride quality going to a 6 inch with M/T tires? Will I kick myself in the *** for ruining my $60K truck's ride when me and the family take a road trip? Should I just try to be ok with the less than tall 4 inch lift?
One more thing that I think might be informative for anyone reading this. I do not live in an area with a lot of new lifted trucks so I have never seen, in person, or been able to ride in a newer F250 that has a 4 or 6 inch lift on it.
Thank you for reading all of my ranting and for any help you might offer.
All of your goals could be accomplished with either lift. Lift height isn't what drives ride quality, R&D is. Some companies use 4-Links, others use shock tuning. If your goal is the best handling, get a custom tuned shock with a lower lift and the largest tire you can fit. In our systems, I would tell you the 4.5" back country or Pintop 2.5 and pair that with a 37" tire. This will net you better handling that a 6" given our lower center of gravity and the same ground clearance. Further, the custom tuned shocks and progressive coils/add-a-packs will substantially help your ride quality.
As stated above, both mentioned (ICON and Carli) are leaders in the suspension market for the HD trucks and you're getting a great product. There is a lot of info that can be found on these boards as many people run our and ICON's systems with great luck. If you have any further questions on application or ride quality, feel free to post in here (i'll follow the thread) or PM me and I'd be happy to walk you through our offerings.
Good luck with your build!