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Do I want a 4 link set up? Kinda not happy with what I have now

I have an 8" Procomp lift with their add a leafs. 37" nitto's Not really happy with the amount of travel the kit has. What are your guys opinions?
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new truck 2015 Superduty. Any guys on here have rave reviews about a 4 link setup?

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You know it's hit or miss on the 4 link systems. You may look into the Carli systems or the 3 link set ups.
I myself have the Fabtech radius arms on Icon coils in the front with Carli/Deaver 2008 rear full spring packs.
It rides like a dream and I have 7" of lift, enough to fit 38/15.50 under it.

Do some research there are lots of options out there to pick from. I will say my truck rides as good as my wife's Chevy Tahoe.
Good Luck with it.......
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new truck 2015 Superduty. Any guys on here have rave reviews about a 4 link setup?
There are literally tons of of great riding trucks running around without 4-Link conversions so that isn't the most important part. Proper spring rates, shock valving, suspension geometry, and wheel/tire choice play a bigger role in the ride than the style of front suspension linkage.

How tall do you want to go with this new truck and what are your plans for wheels and tires?



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with my 8"
i did nothing other than swap my radius arms and drop brackets
to a 4link Rize arms and was impressed i would spend that money again on a new truck if i bought one
but I bought my arms lightly used for 500 bucks ;-)


not all kits are equal though i see complaints on some of a sway being induced
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As already mentioned, it depends on lift height, spring rate and shock valving. Once those areas are addressed, we can give you a bit more specific information.
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As others have said it depends on the spring/shock/geometry you go with. Some 4-link setups will improve travel more than others. One of the bigger benefits with a 4-link is the lack of caster change and improved handling throughout full wheel travel. We haven't developed a 4-link yet but you could look into the 8" 4 link from our sister company, BDS Suspension. Their getting less than 1 degree of caster change throughout 10" of wheel travel and are about to release their 8" coil-over upgrade. Four Wheeler Mag review - Flexstasy: BDS Four Link Suspension for the Ford Super Duty - Four Wheeler Magazine

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I have an 8" Procomp lift with their add a leafs. 37" nitto's Not really happy with the amount of travel the kit has. What are your guys opinions?
Here is a little thought for you. If you do wheel your truck and let it full droop out in 4x4. Your front axle/driveline may not like the lack of caster change and could bind up. Picture it flat at the driveline and flat coming out of the tcase at full droop with a 4-link. Then the front driveline has to be able to make that angle without exploding. That is why there are radius arms on these trucks. The front driveline stays with the radius arm geometry and the joint at the tcase is what allows it to pivot.

Most people will never have that problem. But the last thing you want to have happen is it come loose at the front axle when you are wheeling. Then it whips around underneath your truck until it fails at the tcase. It usually takes out oil pans and your transfer case before failing.


How much more travel are you really looking for? Are you just looking for a better ride quality?

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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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