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Thoughts on PMF lifts?

What are your thoughts on the "entry level" lift kits for the 2011+ trucks? I am thinking about a 2"-3" lift/level kit and although Carli and Icon are held in very high standards here but I am not/cannot spend that much on a lift. So, I see they have what looks like a 3" front, 2" rear lift for my truck for 1K. Comes with shocks, adjustable track bar, control arm brackets, Bilstein 5100 shocks, rear lift blocks and u-bolts, etc. Looks like a solid kit and well thought out. It has front spacers instead of springs but it isn't as expensive as the others and appears to have everything you need except maybe caster cams.

I use my truck to commute around town and tow my 40' toy-hauler to the mx track and such so I can't go very high at all. No huge suspension articulation or off roading. I just put some 35/12.50/20 Toyo AT2's on stock rims and they do not rub but would like a little more space in the wheel wells and maybe some different wheels down the road.

What do you all think???

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You can't go wrong with PMF. Good fast service and I've never seen a bad word about them.

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Yes great customer service and some awesome products. I got a 2.5" lift from him for my 2010. Everything fit great and is working wonderfully. Only thing I would suggest is swap the 3" spacer and get the icon springs.

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What are your thoughts on the "entry level" lift kits for the 2011+ trucks? I am thinking about a 2"-3" lift/level kit and although Carli and Icon are held in very high standards here but I am not/cannot spend that much on a lift. So, I see they have what looks like a 3" front, 2" rear lift for my truck for 1K. Comes with shocks, adjustable track bar, control arm brackets, Bilstein 5100 shocks, rear lift blocks and u-bolts, etc. Looks like a solid kit and well thought out. It has front spacers instead of springs but it isn't as expensive as the others and appears to have everything you need except maybe caster cams.

I use my truck to commute around town and tow my 40' toy-hauler to the mx track and such so I can't go very high at all. No huge suspension articulation or off roading. I just put some 35/12.50/20 Toyo AT2's on stock rims and they do not rub but would like a little more space in the wheel wells and maybe some different wheels down the road.

What do you all think???

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Drop down radius arm brackets correct the caster there fore not needing the cams. Pmf is great! Just remember since it has a spacer up front it's gonna ride like stock...but better cause of the bilsteins! Don't think you'd regret the purchase.
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while PMF is great a 2-3" is such a simple lift I wouldn't have an issue going with even a
a company like Fabtech or just source my own parts like coil spacer /shocks/rear 1 piece block ETC

I would also have a set of airbags for that toy hauler
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I've got a pmf dual steering stabilizer waiting to go on with my lift. Seems nice and beefy.

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Thanks guys for the replies. The kit look quality so when I am ready this is what I will go with. As far as the airbags ZMANN, I thought about those but decided to go with the TORQLIFT load levers instead. Very glad I did, they were easy to install and work great. I don't have to air up or disengage them when I am not towing. I took one of the 3 tabs out and that's it. If anyone is looking for an airbag alternative, those are it.

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I got the carli level kit with the front shocks for $895 shipped. That's with the springs. Added a 1" block to the rear for a level ride. I know you asked about pmf and I think their stuff is great but you said you couldn't afford carli when its priced about the same.
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