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Old 10-20-2013, 06:06 PM
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Lift options. need some help

Got an 09 F250 now with a stage I Icon lift 4.5"....Kinda getting bored with it. I want to at least get to 6inches. Not any bigger then that though as i still need to pull my gooseneck. I have plenty of clearance to go 6 inches and still do that.

I would trade lifts as well.
Im kinda looking for a cheap alternative to do this. Also whats involved with just adding a 2inch spacer in the front?
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:41 AM
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Well, our 6" systems are not the cheapest, but they certainly will do a great job for you! If you have any questions on our Pure Performance 6" systems, let us know.

As far as adding spacers are concerned, the jump from 4.5 to 6-6.5 is a critical one. You will want to add caster somehow (adjustable radius arms or something), recenter the axle (adjustable track bar or drop bracket), and add a drop pitman arm.

No matter what, good luck with your continued build..

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Old 10-21-2013, 01:04 PM
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Like Jeremy already pointed out it can get pretty expensive to go up another inch or 2 assuming the you want to do it right.

Here is just the short list that I would recommend:

Drop Pitman Arm
Track Bar Drop Bracket
2" Spacer
Brakelines
Longer Shocks
Bump stop extensions up front
Something to lift the rear to match like taller blocks or a set of mini packs
New radius arms or a 4-link to get the caster back in check.

In the end it may be better to just sell your existing system and replace it with a engineered 6" kit.
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^^^^YUP Well said you need to get truck set up when you reach 6" or higher.
Geometry is the key when you go past 4". Make sure you get radius arms or 4 link don't throw on drop brackets for the oem radius arms.
It looks bad and trucks steering hunts around every dip and low spot on the road.

Do it right or leave it at 4" is my vote.
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:46 PM
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Gotcha. Seems like the steering hunts now with the radius arm drop i have from icon...
i do have an adjustable track bar already, but i think this pretty much sums it up for me.

Anyone want to TRADE! icon stage I 4.5
bilstien shocks and dual steering stab from top gun customz with bilstiens also.
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:47 PM
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how bout 1400 bucks for it
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:01 PM
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They will do that, they flex and it does cause the front axle to wander around.

I had them and it drove like hell. Fabtech radius arms made a huge difference.
The Icon progressive coils are great. I have their 7" springs and it rides better than oem.
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:54 PM
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Decided to leave it for now and do steering gear and maybe traction bars.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:02 AM
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Traction Bars????

If you are getting noises when you step on the pedal check:
U/joints
Nuts on u-bolts for spring pack.

I have 7" of lift and I surely don't need them and I'm turning 38/15.50 tires.

Besides they look like hell ��
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:57 PM
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From what i was understanding they help with the extra power, not so much the lift. i dont think my lift is big enough to need them, but the extra torque the truck has now it may. it does buck some when i get on it. I do need to check my ujoints also
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