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post #1 of 64 Old 04-26-2013, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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14" lift in progress

Changed out front Procomp 4" leaf springs for Icon 8" leaf springs. Everything went extremely smooth and had it all bolted back together within 2 hours.....Then I realized my lower actuator rod on my front leverage link system was too short and my shocks were under no load. The upper actuator rod was under a bind so I had to disconnect the rods. I let each joint out halfway and gained 1.5" but it's still not enough.

After 5 hours of working on the front we decided to call it a day. I need a longer lower rod so I'll be calling to see if any machine shops are open on the weekend. Rize is closed on the weekend so no help there.

I'm installing 9.5" PMF traction blocks in the rear tomorrow. I had plenty of time to do it today but the dang UPS man screwed me again. He ended up dropping my packages off at 7:30pm! 5 hours later than I've ever seen him come by here! I'll upload some pictures of the fine delivery work they do. I haven't received a single package from them that wasn't busted up and they kept their record going. I received 4 boxes today and EVERY SINGLE ONE had holes, dents, tears, etc. Good thing Trevor packs them so well, my silver powdercoat didn't get scraped

















The last 2 pictures are of it sitting on the ground with the rear on jack stands. It's HUGE, much taller than I was expecting. I'm 6'8" and can barely touch the top of the cab!


Some more bad news... I checked my balljoints before we started and I'm starting to get some play in them. O Joy




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any advantage of having shock mounts like that up front? vs just straight up shock

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looking good! hardest part for the rear is going to be the drilling of the frame for the traction bar mount and his new style looks a lot easier then the older set up.

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any advantage of having shock mounts like that up front? vs just straight up shock
Honestly, it's a lot smoother on the highway than any other superduty I've owned. Not sure how the setup makes it ride like that but Rize claims it as the smoothest riding highway suspension. Anything other than cruising on highway is just a rough as stock. Potholes still suck as does rough trail roads. Seeing as its lifted and sitting on 38's I'm happy with it riding like stock. It means the kit works well sideways




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4" PMF shackle lift, V codes, Bilstein 5100's, PMF Dual Steering Stabilizer w/ Bilsteins, 35" Terra Grapplers, 18x10 mo962

Harley headlights, billet grille, nerf steps, 08 mirrors

01 Ex 7.3l Limited

Swamps tunes, 6637, 4" exhaust, 6.0 trans cooler, Hellwig rear swaybar, CTS

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Nice setup Post pics of the rear when your done.
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She is gonna be a beast! How close did the powder coat match? Glad UPS didnt ding anything up!

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She is gonna be a beast! How close did the powder coat match? Glad UPS didnt ding anything up!
Thanks Trevor! The powder coat matched perfect, I couldn't believe it. I also couldn't stop admiring your products.




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4" PMF shackle lift, V codes, Bilstein 5100's, PMF Dual Steering Stabilizer w/ Bilsteins, 35" Terra Grapplers, 18x10 mo962

Harley headlights, billet grille, nerf steps, 08 mirrors

01 Ex 7.3l Limited

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UPS' handywork on one of the boxes. The ends torn open and all the packing peanuts were gone. Holes down the side as well




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4" PMF shackle lift, V codes, Bilstein 5100's, PMF Dual Steering Stabilizer w/ Bilsteins, 35" Terra Grapplers, 18x10 mo962

Harley headlights, billet grille, nerf steps, 08 mirrors

01 Ex 7.3l Limited

Swamps tunes, 6637, 4" exhaust, 6.0 trans cooler, Hellwig rear swaybar, CTS

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I only had a couple hours to work on the truck today so I threw the blocks on. I was happy that my measurements came out right and the truck is sitting level. The absolute best thing out of this is that the truck rides AMAZING now. Replacing the front leaf springs did wonders. I didn't drive it far because I didn't want to risk binding the front but I'm excited to get a better drive when the front end is complete. Also, I can crank my tires full lock and no rubbing!

Next up is attaching the traction bars, replacing the lower rod in front, centering my steering wheel, and alignment













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DynoProven tunes, FF 180/100's, 6637, 4" exhaust, CTS

4" PMF shackle lift, V codes, Bilstein 5100's, PMF Dual Steering Stabilizer w/ Bilsteins, 35" Terra Grapplers, 18x10 mo962

Harley headlights, billet grille, nerf steps, 08 mirrors

01 Ex 7.3l Limited

Swamps tunes, 6637, 4" exhaust, 6.0 trans cooler, Hellwig rear swaybar, CTS

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Spend the money and pick up a set of dynatrac's ball joints....

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You will get some axle wrap with a heavy trailer, I can feel it when towing my gooseneck with some heavy equipment. My Deavers will wrap enough to make the tires rub the front of the rear fender well if I give it too much throttle on aceleration.
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