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Been looking into lift kits the past month and was pretty much set on fabtech because they are the only ones offering a 10" kit. After reading the install instructions today Im not so sure if I like the fact that they use sway bar drop brackets rather then longer end links. Also the 4link mount looks kind of half assed the way it attaches to the factory radius arm mount instead of replacing it completely and mounting to the frame like the BDS and Pure Performance 8" kits do. Im just looking for any opinions from anyone currently using a kit from one of those 3 companies. Also Id appreciate some pictures of 11-14 trucks with 8" or 10" lifts for comparison purposes. Thanks.

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Just going to throw this out there.. ever look into one of these? a 300 series?

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You could check these out.

Suspension Lift Kits, Leveling Kits, Body Lifts, Shocks, Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Toyota, Hummer, Off-Road Trucks - 2005-2013 F250 / F350 - F250 / F350 - FORD - LIFT KITS Full Throttle Suspension

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I have a pure 4". Don't know what your end goals are as 10" is huge but I'm extremely happy with pure performance.

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Thanks for the other companies guys, Ive looked into the one up kits before and thats a little to pricey for my good. If i was going to spend that kind of money i would rather kelderman air. The full throttle kits are nice only thing I dont like is they dont offer 4link, Id prefer that over radius arms.

My end goal as of right now is to nicely fit my summer tires without having them stuff in the wheel wells to much. I have a set of 37x13.5r20 toyo open countries waiting to be put on once the snow melts and I get the lift installed. Im afraid if I go 8 ill regret it and want 10 later on. When the toyos are worn out Ill probably go with 38s or possibly 40s, I just dont want to limit my future options and I wont be trimming fenders. For price Id like to stay in the 4-5k range.

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Another place to look is PMF . Give Trevor a call and see what he can do for you. Welcome to Precision Metal Fabrication - USA Built suspension systems

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My vote! Best suspension out there. Way better then the airbag kits.

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Thanks for the other companies guys, Ive looked into the one up kits before and thats a little to pricey for my good. If i was going to spend that kind of money i would rather kelderman air. The full throttle kits are nice only thing I dont like is they dont offer 4link, Id prefer that over radius arms.

My end goal as of right now is to nicely fit my summer tires without having them stuff in the wheel wells to much. I have a set of 37x13.5r20 toyo open countries waiting to be put on once the snow melts and I get the lift installed. Im afraid if I go 8 ill regret it and want 10 later on. When the toyos are worn out Ill probably go with 38s or possibly 40s, I just dont want to limit my future options and I wont be trimming fenders. For price Id like to stay in the 4-5k range.
I have 4" with 35s. They look very small in the wheel wells. When they wear out I'll be getting 37s. The 37s would look good on a 6". Much more than that I think it would be a waste of lift and only for looks. I would hate having to get in to a truck that high very often.

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Just a FYI we can also get you 10" Pure performance kits...
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Oh man if you can do that itd be awesome! Do you have details on that kit? Theres nothing on their site.

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