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Old 07-29-2013, 12:59 PM
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Im the new guy here. Been following the forum for a while now and finally decided to be apart. I have a 2011 F250 FX4 that is my daily driver. I dont do much off roading with the truck, mainly just the gravel roads in the Texas hill country getting to and from the ranch. I am not very happy with the stock ride on the truck and am looking to upgrade. The truck is stock now with exception of 285/75R18 GY OC AT/2 wrapping BMF novakane 18x9s. I am leaning towards the carli systems but not sure which one yet. I am pretty sure I want to go with a 4.5" system but not 100% yet possibly a 2.5". I am looking for improved ride quality around town on the road, which I am sure will also help out the short periods of time cruising those gravel roads around the ranch as well. Any info yall can provide would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:15 PM
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As an owner of the same truck, and a Carli 2.5" Starter System, I would go with the 2.5" King Pintop setup if I could do it again. The starter system is nice, but the Bilstein 5100 shocks leave a little to be desired once they break in. From what I have been told, going from the Bilstein 5100's (Starter System) to the King Pintops is definitely worth the extra money.

I was looking for the same type of results, a better ride around town and a little bit of gravel here and there.
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I'm in the market as well. I have no first hand experience but from all the reviews I've read you want a minimum of the Backcountry 2.0 with the Bilstein 5160's and full replacement deaver spring pack in the back. Most say the Pintop 2.5 with King shocks are worth the extra money if you can swing it.
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Based on the tire size that you are running I would go with the 2.5" Pintop kit. The 4.5" kit will make those 34.8" tires look pretty small. As long as you keep the tire pressure down around 40-45 front and 35 rear you should be very impressed with the ride of the Pintop kit both on the street and in the dirt.
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You may also want to look at a kit with 4 link arms..will ride better than any kit using stock arms..Pure's and Icons.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:35 AM
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You may also want to look at a kit with 4 link arms..will ride better than any kit using stock arms..Pure's and Icons.
Is there something wrong with Carli products? Not trying to stir the pot but almost every Carli post you always push other products. Like i said not trying to start any arguments im just trying to figure out why you think Carli doesnt offer a good enough product.
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Is there something wrong with Carli products? Not trying to stir the pot but almost every Carli post you always push other products. Like i said not trying to start any arguments im just trying to figure out why you think Carli doesnt offer a good enough product.
That's just what he does with any suspension company he doesn't sell. Say's they won't work or ride as good as the stuff he sells.
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Never said their products were not good, what I have said is that until the factory radius arms are replaced your stuck with its design limitations. Lack of castor adjustment, pinion and castor changes as the suspension cycles and the binding from the joints ..compared to a 4 link.

Same thing I have said about any manufactures kit, Pure and Icon both have kits that use std radius arms and have the same issues.

New arms cost more that's why its a harder sell over std kits but when someone wants the best they will need them.

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Old 08-01-2013, 06:42 AM
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Like George mentioned. For that size of tire on an 08+ you are only going to need a 2.5" lift unless you plan on upgrading to 37's down the road. Then going with a 4" or 4.5" makes sense.... If you have any questions on our Pure Performance Products please let me know...

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