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Old 05-31-2012, 10:11 AM
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BEST AROUND 4 INCH LIFT KIT

Im in need of a four inch lift kit asap Ive been looking reading till my eyes are bleeding . What do you have or used in the past that worked well for you? Its going on a 2003 f250 4 wheel drive.Thanks
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What size tire do you plan to install? Is this a daily driver and/or for off-roading?
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What size tire do you plan to install? Is this a daily driver and/or for off-roading?
35X12.50 fit fine now with minipacks but Im sure soon as I wade them up they will hit.
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You asked for the "best" so here is my response...

Icon 4" Lift Kit
1999 - 2004 Ford Super Duty F250 / F350 4" Spring System - ICON Vehicle Dynamics

Icon 5" Rear Leaf Springs
35000 - 1999 - 2004 Ford Super Duty F250 / F350 5" Lift Rear Leaf Spring Kit - ICON Vehicle Dynamics

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39290 - Late 1999 - 2004 Ford Super Duty F250 / F350 Adjustable Pan Rod Track Bar - ICON Vehicle Dynamics

Rancho RS9000XL or Bilstein 5100 shocks.

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Ok, thanks I really like those but at over $2500 maybe a medium best would be in my price range. I do like those very much I could afford the front but that be about it. You have any other brands you might recommend?Thanks again for the help
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I have a dual shock mount kit here for the front also 6 bilstein shocks for use on a lift of 3-6 inches
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For me, the driving factor in selecting a lift kit are the leaf springs. The higher the number of leafs in the spring pack, the better the progressive rate of deflection. In short, a better ride quality. Many of the aftermarket companies use minimal leafs (3-5) in the spring packs. While this is consistent with the OEM spring packs, I want better than OEM ride quality.

Look at SuperLift Suspension Systems. Their leaf counts are higher than average and the prices look very competitive. Here is an example of the SuperLift 4" lift kit at Topgun Customz.

4" 2000 Ford F250 Pickup 4X4 V-8 Gas w/ Square Front U-Bolts Lift Kit w/ Bilstein Shocks @Top Gun Customz
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For me, the driving factor in selecting a lift kit are the leaf springs. The higher the number of leafs in the spring pack, the better the progressive rate of deflection. In short, a better ride quality. Many of the aftermarket companies use minimal leafs (3-5) in the spring packs. While this is consistent with the OEM spring packs, I want better than OEM ride quality.

Look at SuperLift Suspension Systems. Their leaf counts are higher than average and the prices look very competitive. Here is an example of the SuperLift 4" lift kit at Topgun Customz.

4" 2000 Ford F250 Pickup 4X4 V-8 Gas w/ Square Front U-Bolts Lift Kit w/ Bilstein Shocks @Top Gun Customz
looks like I can get just the leaf springs for $744 for the front.
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i have Pro Comp 2.5" level springs on my 5.4 powered F350 and i love them! They ride beautiful and have held their height for over a year now, unlike so other companies whos springs sag in under a year.....
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and dual front shocks do nothing but make the front end ride like a brick, nothing more then a marketing gimmick. Keep your single shock and sell what you have for someone who wants the "look"
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i have Pro Comp 2.5" level springs on my 5.4 powered F350 and i love them! They ride beautiful and have held their height for over a year now, unlike so other companies whos springs sag in under a year.....

My 4" skyjacker springs in the front have sagged a bit over time.... they ride OK. I'm putting on procomp or icon springs sometime in the near future.
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Something to keep in mind is the "difference" in prices versus the "total" price of a lift kit. For example, a medium quality lift kit may be priced at $1,500 compared to a top quality lift kit priced at $2,500. The difference is $1,000.

Now, some might say that $1,000 is a huge difference but compare that to ride quality and long-term reliability over the life of the vehicle. How would you like to spend that $1,500 on a medium quality lift kit only to find yourself disappointed in a few years and either having to live with it or spend the $2,500 for the top quality lift kit you could have purchased in the first place.
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Something to keep in mind is the "difference" in prices versus the "total" price of a lift kit. For example, a medium quality lift kit may be priced at $1,500 compared to a top quality lift kit priced at $2,500. The difference is $1,000.

Now, some might say that $1,000 is a huge difference but compare that to ride quality and long-term reliability over the life of the vehicle. How would you like to spend that $1,500 on a medium quality lift kit only to find yourself disappointed in a few years and either having to live with it or spend the $2,500 for the top quality lift kit you could have purchased in the first place.
I can get the 4 inch icon kit delivered for 1,450.Thats just the front though I could block rear higher until I can afford the rear leaf springs.

I think my factory leaf springs are worn out now
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a four inch kit only gives u a three inch block, your stock is 2 1/2" for a F250. I would install a add a leaf and a bigger four inch block and youd have a truck that looks like it has a four inch spring pack in the rear. Drey04 did this too his F250 and it looks great
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a four inch kit only gives u a three inch block, your stock is 2 1/2" for a F250. I would install a add a leaf and a bigger four inch block and youd have a truck that looks like it has a four inch spring pack in the rear. Drey04 did this too his F250 and it looks great
or get 5-6 inch leaf spring
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