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View Poll Results: What lift kit manufacturer do you use?
CST 2 0.35%
Donahoe Racing 130 22.77%
Fabtech 70 12.26%
Pro Comp 105 18.39%
Rubicon Express 6 1.05%
Skyjacker 74 12.96%
Superlift 72 12.61%
Other 112 19.61%
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:30 PM
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Don't get BDS there warranty and customer service sucks! Also rides like a cheap kit! These guys suck
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I recently installed a 6" lift on my 2000 F250 2wd 7.3 Crew Cab long bed. The kit is supposed to clear a 315 with minor trimming but I don't want to change my gearing when I tow. I will be running a 285 or 295. My only complaint is the truck not sitting level. There might be some people that like the pre-runner look but I don't.


1. 6" Fabtech Basic Kit
2. 3" blocks that came with the kit (Fabtech seems to likes the pre-runner look)
3. Fabtech Performance shock
4. I'm looking at Hankook Dynapro MT 285/75/16
5. I think I have 4.10's
6. Self install
6a. Took my time and replaced all front end parts while I had it apart. Ball joints, axle pivot bushings, radius arm bushings, etc. Lift install was the easy part, pivot bushings kicked my butt.
7. My truck rides smoother now. I don't like the rear of the truck sitting lower. I will be installing a taller block so that it sits level.
8. I would have liked a taller block to be included.
9. About $1100
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Old 02-23-2014, 03:21 PM
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Just be glad you didn't end up with the mess I did BDS is the biggest pile lift I ever had then they lie about tire clearance and warranty! I wish I had fab tech just buy some different blocks and your set!
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Just be glad you didn't end up with the mess I did BDS is the biggest pile lift I ever had then they lie about tire clearance and warranty! I wish I had fab tech just buy some different blocks and your set!
All the pro 4x4 shops here in southern Virginia recommend BDS suspension for the quality of the components as well as the lifetime warranty.... So tell us how your kit was installed, and what exactly happened??

I'm planning an 8" BDS on my Superduty, and not really considering any other manufacturers.
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ICON Performance Suspension Systems, Coil-Over Shocks, Uniball Upper Control Arms, and Lift Kits for Trucks and Suv's

The lifts used to be Donahoe Racing, but Donahoe sold this division off to Icon. I went to high school with Kreg Donahoe, but he's not running the business anymore.....not going there. You can google him, if so desired.

I have an Icon lift on my truck, 10.5", and my neighbor's company powder coats Icon parts, here is SoCal. Very sturdy, built to last. He tells me about comparing Fabtech's with Icon's: not even comparable.

I have some Fabtech torsion bars on my truck; which is pretty built. I have ripped a bung out, broke them in half, and the boxes on the axles, even after welding them, I have ripped them apart. Fabtech did get me some new better built boxes at cost, which I appreciate. I extended the bars and welded solid bars inside, and strengthened them. They (Fabtech) are nice for show trucks, but do not hold up to real power or off roading, at least in my experience.
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