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View Poll Results: What lift kit manufacturer do you use?
1. Pro Comp 6.5"
2. New springs with blocks
3. Bilstein 5100's
4. Toyo A/T's 355/70-17 (36.6" tall, 14" wide)
5. Stock 3.73's (pathetic I know). Someday will go to 4.56's.
6. Shop install
7. My lift kit is the biggest piece of crap ever.
8. Want to change out the leaf springs for something more forgiving.
9. I don't know how much it cost, I traded my ex wife's banshee (quad) for the lift, wheels, tires, shocks, and labor. Wheels and tires have since been changed/upgraded.
I also purchased Procomp 6.5 lift kit and running bilstien shock the shocks are great Pro Comp springs are junk.
I have been finding out off road the truck the springs are starting to break in and getting a better ride not saying it great but better I dont beat the truck to death but some bouncing helps break the springs in.
6.5 Pro Comp
Adj Track bar
317/70/17 BFG'S TA
Love the truck but hate putting in so much gas just to go to work Ha Ha I knew it was a gas hog before I purchased the truck 120 miles a day just going to work and back eats gas.
I had a PT Cruiser it only gotten 17 city and 25 Hwy 19 average my truck gets 15 average not bad for a full size 4X4
I also want to change my springs out most likely to skyjacker I have run this brand years ago on my old power wagon and it rode better than stock, this was with the old type of rancho shocks, the skyjacker springs should be great with the bilstiens
Just put a 7" Pro-Comp lift and 40x13.5x20 Pro-Comp X-Terrains on my Dad's '06 F-350 4x4. The tires just barely rubbed on the plastic at the very bottom of the back-side of the fenderwell...A little bit of moving/trimming plastic and adding the coil-spacers (leveling kit) and it's good now. The kit was only meant to clear 37's.. The kit maintained the factory blocks in rear and added new springs and shocks. Up front there was a lot of drop-down bracketry for pitman arm, steering stabilzer, brake-lines, etc and new coils, shocks, radius arms, etc...Also came with a driveshaft spacer for the carrier bearing in the rear. We did the install ourselves. Seems to ride really good, other than one tire out of balance.....Do have two questions though, 1) how much do new gears and install run, want to move up to 4.56's more than likely... and 2) how much do the service departments charge to upgrade your computer to adjust the speedo for the new tires?
DR 4 1/2 in kit & DR shocks for me. Best kit I have ran yet & I have ran alot of different ones. I have the kits installed at the dealer. Use rear blocks. I never go bigger than 35's on tire size & use 8 in wheels. I have 4:10's in my SD. Wouldn't change a thing VERY happy with this Kit & set-up.
I'm looking at this lift. I've got 315's now with no lift. What size blocks in the rear did you use? Pics? Can I still use air helper bags with this setup? Would you think it's not a good idea to have a camper on while being this high?
thanks for any info!
thanks for all of the pics... they are very helpful! who's silver SD is the one that says "level on 33's" (on pg. 2 of thread) looks like my truck but mine is still stock. tires and wheels are on order, and really want to find out what he/she used for leveling kit!! It's the perfect size!!
1 - Rubicon 6.5"
2 - All springs
3 - Procomp reservoir
4 - SSR Radials 38" x 15.5" x R16.5"
5 - Previously 4.10, now 4.88
6 - Install lift myself, no problems. Gears were done at a shop.
7 - Very happy, much improved ride quality from last lift (4" Rancho).
8 - I wouldn't "un-do" anything.
9 - Don't remember for sure...I think it was about $1,750.00
1 - Type kit and how big - 4" Superlift
2 - Rear springs, blocks or add-a-leafs - full rear spring pack
3 - What shocks - Bilstein 5100 series
4 - What tires and size - 295 BFG AT - for now, just bought new tires, wheels that were recommended by shop caused rubbing (10" wide) next ones will be taller
5 - Gear ratio and what would you go to - stock 3.73s, will eventually go to 4.10
6 - Self install or shop - self install over 1 weekend
6a - If self install, how difficult and what problems - only problem was finding a puller to fir the pitman arm
7 - What is YOUR impression of the kit overall - would not hesitate to buy another Superlift
8 - If you could have, what would you change - only thing would be maybe go with adjustable shocks like ProComp or Rancho adjustables
9 - If you wouldn't mind, how much you paid for the LIFT - about $1500 total including dropped pitman arm, extended brake lines, adjustable track-bar ordered from different companies.
2 - Rear springs, blocks or add-a-leafs? Blocks added (see answer #8b).
3 - What shocks? SX 8000.
4 - What tires and size?
5 - Gear ratio and what would you go to? Stock.
6 - Self install or shop?
6a - If self install, how difficult and what problems?
Piece of cake.
7 - What is YOUR impression of the kit overall? A little stiffer ride, but good.
8 - If you could have, what would you change? A) Although not required by the manufacturer, the Kit really should incorporate an extended pitman arm. Using the stock arm requires maxing-out many of your adjustments.
B) I believe the Kit is designed to level the worst-case scenario of Ford truck - the longbox crewcab. Mine was a shortbox supercab, and the geometry (rake) was off just enough to give my truck a nose-high stance, which was unacceptable IMO. To remedy this, I added 1 1/2" blocks to the rear.
9 - If you wouldn't mind, how much you paid for the LIFT? I believe around $300.00.
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Last edited by RocketScience; 01-02-2006 at 04:59 PM.
1 - ProComp 4"
2 - Rear block and add a leaf. the new bolts that hold the spring packs together were too short!!!
3 - 9000's 4 - 315/70/17 BFG ALLTERRAIN'S
5 - 3.73LS Wish I had the 4.30 now
6 - Installed myself, on New years day. Being hung over didn't help! But the kit wasn't rocket science to install, took me about 6 hours.
7 - The kit all in all isen't too bad. Besides the bolts for the rear springs being too short the kit is pretty well assembled. I did notice a considerably harder/harsher drive after the new springs were installed. I also put in the drive shaft shims, (Yet another kit that Pro Comp makes you buy) The drive line vibration was actually BETTER after I put the kit in. I noticed a bit prior to installing the kit, and now it's almost gone.
8 - The kit Cost me 1000 Canadian, Install was FREE! If I consider my time free...lol I upgraded to some eagle 058's? I think... so I could fit the 315/70/17 on. Looks good, but i wish I'd got the 37/12.5/17 instead.
1 - DR 4" spring lift
2 - Went to a 4" block from stock 2". Came with kit.
3 - Bilstein 5150s all around
4 - 315/75R-16 Wild Country XTX (Les Schwab) on American Eagle 102 16x8s
5 - 3.73, need at least 4.10 if not 4.30
6 - Cascade Offroad in Puyallup, Wa. installed.
7 - Very satisfied with ride. Was stiff after installation but has softened somewhat. Rides better than my friends stock 97 F-350 CC. One issue, truck is leaning to left. 3/4" to an 1" depending on fuel load. Wasn't there upon initial install. Settling issue. New springs coming from DR. Very happy with appearance. S#*% happens and if the lean is just one of those rare times it happens I'd rate this kit as A-one and DR A+ for standing by their product.
DR 4" Spring lift kit. Bilsteins all around. 315/75R16 on American Eagle 102s 16x8
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