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Old 01-23-2014, 04:17 PM
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10 or 12 lift

I have a 2008 F250 4x4 crew cab. Trying to find a 10 or 12 lift kit that's not completely an arm and a leg. Seen some for like 1800 to 3700. Even thought of piecing it together to see if that would be cheaper. Anybody know of anywhere that has lifts for some what cheap. I know that big of a lift is gonna be pricy anyways. But can't get over paying 3500 for lift then 2000 or so for tires. Anyone have any opinions or know of any sites selling them let me know.
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:40 AM
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Honestly, a 10-12" lift isn't for someone on a tight budget. I certainly doubt there's a kit out there for $1800 and even $3500 is a good deal. Also, you're underestimating in your $2000 cost for tires.....and then you have to add wheels too
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:42 AM
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I have 4.5" lift with 20's and 37's now. Just wanting to go up. I dont need wheels. I seen that BDS has an 8 for 2600 but will that clear 40's?
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:33 AM
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I have 4.5" lift with 20's and 37's now. Just wanting to go up. I dont need wheels. I seen that BDS has an 8 for 2600 but will that clear 40's?

An 8" lift will not clear 40's without body work. There's so much that goes into a lift kit once you get over 8"....hence the price tag and the fact that they're not manufactured.

You should probably call Trevor at Precision Metal Fab and have him build you something. You can't beat his prices for the quality you receive.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:54 AM
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^^Agreed. And you def don't want to be piecing a 10" life together. Not only will it ride like sh*t but could be dangerous if the parts don't exactly fit with each other. I have an 8" procomp with 37s and when all was said and done it was $7K plus. Expect to drop ~$3K on 37" wheels and tires if you get anything halfway decent. And bigred is right, most a 8" will fit is 37s. I know from experience. And once you go that big you are going to have to get the exectronic equipment to modify your speedometer as well. Adds and extra $500 into the bill. Plus if your truck has any power the bigger you go the better your traction bars have to be. I dropped $1K on those alone On your budget to get a lift that doesn't ride like a formula1 car you gonna have to sit to the 4-5" range on 35s if you want any quality of ride at all.

Which is plenty big enough, trust me. As I redo my suspension when I need new tires that is the size I will be getting. I'm going with bags next time.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:54 AM
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you can buy ur tires from militartyoffroadtires.net for under $200 per tire. you can call John up there. they are real nice.
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:00 AM
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Oh ya I forgot about them. My buddy got striker tires for his offroad beast off there. HMMWV wheels are a pain in the A** of balance though.

Stroken: Holy Sh*t your rig is huge!
1. What is up with your front bumper?
2. How the h*ll do you get in that thing??

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Old 01-24-2014, 07:40 AM
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If you look at my profile you can see my set up i have now
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I have over a couple grand in just steps to get into mine.


And probably the most important is NONE of these setups are an actual complete kit that comes with everything. You will have to get gears, lengthen your driveline, clock your t-case, brake lines, traction bars, maybe upgrade your brakes. Then when you buy some of these kits out there they don't tell you that they ride like ****, steer like ****, have bumpsteer, and are unsafe to drive.

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Old 01-24-2014, 08:07 AM
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OP: your truck is beautiful. Looks perfect in terms of praticality for suspension. A bigger lift will cause you nothing but problems and cost you nothing but $$$.
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