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icon vs. pmf front lift

I noticed a lot of people are running pmf rear lift for better traction, towing and less axle wrap, but on the front people are running icon, is icons front set up for an 04 f350 4" hangers with 4" leafs that much better than the pmf front hanger and leaf set up? not including shocks im just talking about hangers and leaf springs.
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I noticed a lot of people are running pmf rear lift for better traction, towing and less axle wrap, but on the front people are running icon, is icons front set up for an 04 f350 4" hangers with 4" leafs that much better than the pmf front hanger and leaf set up? not including shocks im just talking about hangers and leaf springs.
PMF doesn't make leaf springs, this would be why nobody has a leaf spring front end lifted by them.

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PMF doesn't make leaf springs, this would be why nobody has a leaf spring front end lifted by them.
Thank you, I didnt know, I was looking at their 8" lift it said a 4in shackle with a 4" spring, do you know what they use for that kit?
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Just go with the Icon setup. There are tons of them out there. It is going to come with everything and designed to all work together.

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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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PMF uses a hanger lift set up. u use your stock springs up to X amount of inches and then add lift springs to get X+ inches. Icon is said to have the better riding leaf spring for leaf pack lifts.

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Icon IMO also has the best Hanger kit construction....

You will always get a better ride quality from a Hybrid hanger kit spring lift than from a spring only lift.
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