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Suspension for heavy bumper/winch

So I leveled the front of my 2015 f250 with a ready lift spacer kit. Only 1 1/2" to get it where it was almost level. Well, I added the Smittybilt M1 winch bumper and a 15.5k winch on the front of the truck. I believe that it added somewhere around 360# or so. The truck no longer sits level.

I am going to do something different than the spacer kit now. The Icon and the Carli stage 1 kits are the 2 in question. I don't go offroad with the truck other than some of the sketchy campsites where I have almost gotten stuck (hence the winch). Which of these 2 would be better to accommodate the additional weight in the front and help with the ride quality. I don't want this to sag in the front over time.
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So I leveled the front of my 2015 f250 with a ready lift spacer kit. Only 1 1/2" to get it where it was almost level. Well, I added the Smittybilt M1 winch bumper and a 15.5k winch on the front of the truck. I believe that it added somewhere around 360# or so. The truck no longer sits level.

I am going to do something different than the spacer kit now. The Icon and the Carli stage 1 kits are the 2 in question. I don't go offroad with the truck other than some of the sketchy campsites where I have almost gotten stuck (hence the winch). Which of these 2 would be better to accommodate the additional weight in the front and help with the ride quality. I don't want this to sag in the front over time.
You do just fine with the Carli systems. I have guys running them with 1200lb v-plows hanging off the front. With your bumper/winch combo you'll probably get closer to 2" of lift over a stock truck as compared to 2.5" but that's about it. For a truck that sees some mile off road and dirt roads, the Backcountry kit is the way to go. The valving in those shocks will probably do a bit better with the added weight on the front of your truck too.

https://8lugtruckgear.com/Ford-Suspe...stem-p978.html


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