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best way 8in to 4in...

got a complete front/ rear 8 in spring lift by superlift and I can't take tire prices and not fitting anywhere...

I sold all my oem stuff so...

should i buy rear springs and opt for a 4in block lift in the rear or buy another kit and sell my 8 in kit any advice on lowering truck to fit only 35's??


thx I have been researching and it's so much money...

thought about buying oem rear spriong from a ford wrecking yard and going from there...

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got a complete front/ rear 8 in spring lift by superlift and I can't take tire prices and not fitting anywhere...

I sold all my oem stuff so...

should i buy rear springs and opt for a 4in block lift in the rear or buy another kit and sell my 8 in kit any advice on lowering truck to fit only 35's??


thx I have been researching and it's so much money...

thought about buying oem rear spriong from a ford wrecking yard and going from there...

There's many ways....
For the rear you need to figure out how much lift you're getting from spring and how much lift you're getting from a block. From there find out where you want to be at. Many combinations include: oem springs and aftermarket block, oem springs and hanger/shackle drop, aftermarket springs, and any other arrangement you can think of.
For the front you can go with aftermarket springs or do a hanger shackle drop with oem springs

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i gothca...

so found a zone 4 in lift kit for 809... they might offer a military discount and a set of oem springs for 150 for the rear pair...

I don't know if I can find the right combination of shackles, brackets, springs in a timely manner but I can't afford 1200 for superlift and i scrwed the pooch when i sold all my oem stuff haha.

Think the zone kit any good? and i could sell my full 8 in spring lift for around 600ish?

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I had a ZONE 6" lift on my previous truck, 2007 GMC sierra...had it for over 2 years,
had zero issues and rode better than stock.
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k I called they do not offer a military discount but 809.00 plus shipping and I recently found a kit on ntwonline they sell a suspensionspecial 4in lift kit for diesel model of 04 f350 709.00 shipped has everything and a lifetime manufature defect warrnty complete.

anyone use a suspension special from ntwonline or suspensionspecial lift on their diesel?

thx for all input as well.

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You don't need a new kit if you're trying to save money. Find a set of oem rear springs and buy a block to get your rear where you want. Trevor at Precision Metal Fabrication can help with that. Then buy you some 4" front springs and call it good.

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found a ford scrap yard about 45min north said depending on my spring code on side of door. oem rear spring for 75 each... but wouldn't I have to buy new sway bar bracket's and bushings etc...

I have been scavenging scraigslist for about a month now and can never find pairs of stuff just pieces of different brands lifts lol

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-2006 f350 king ranch, aem intake, 10 in fabtech, 40in tires, sct tunes,

currently-1999 F250 SBRB 4X4 First 7.3, 6.0 trans cooler made my muffler fall off
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found a ford scrap yard about 45min north said depending on my spring code on side of door. oem rear spring for 75 each... but wouldn't I have to buy new sway bar bracket's and bushings etc...

I have been scavenging scraigslist for about a month now and can never find pairs of stuff just pieces of different brands lifts lol

Ebay has tons of junkyard items in great condition. There's also several websites that allow you to search junkyards local to you. If $800 is a doable price for you, go with the Zone kit. Leaf spring bushings are pretty easy to eyeball the condition and I'm no sure on the swaybar bracket. Cary at CT Performance carries great springs for your truck. Give him a call, he can get you lowered and your ride great

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any info on the specific ct performance sent an email to one and it was wrong one lol...

-2004 F350 CCLB 4x4: Sinister Race solutions kit, CAT ELC Edge CS, SCT SF3, PHP Ficm programmer, Procomp, Rough country, and Nitto goodies.
-2004 excursion, banks exhaust, 03 turbo, aem intake
-2006 f350 king ranch, aem intake, 10 in fabtech, 40in tires, sct tunes,

currently-1999 F250 SBRB 4X4 First 7.3, 6.0 trans cooler made my muffler fall off
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