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View Poll Results: What lift kit manufacturer do you use?
CST 2 0.36%
Donahoe Racing 130 23.09%
Fabtech 69 12.26%
Pro Comp 103 18.29%
Rubicon Express 6 1.07%
Skyjacker 73 12.97%
Superlift 71 12.61%
Other 109 19.36%
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Old 10-11-2005, 09:29 AM
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Exclamation Lift Kits

Okay, here's the deal.

We have lots of folks who have questions about what lift kit to get, what setup, what shocks, how high, tire size, yadda, yadda, yadda. This is specifically aimed at the SD crowd.

I want to do this so we can link folks to a thread that has most of the stuff they are looking for and some honest opinions on a lift setup.

Here is what I want:

1 - Type kit and how big
2 - Rear springs, blocks or add-a-leafs
3 - What shocks
4 - What tires and size
5 - Gear ratio and what would you go to
6 - Self install or shop
6a - If self install, how difficult and what problems
7 - What is YOUR impression of the kit overall
8 - If you could have, what would you change
9 - If you wouldn't mind, how much you paid for the LIFT
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Old 10-11-2005, 09:34 AM
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Okay, I'll start it up.

1 - 6" Skyjacker
2 - Rear Springs
3 - Pro Comp MX6, was ES3000
4 - Super Swamper TSL Radials 36 x 12.5
5 - 4.56 (just right for me)
6 - Shop install
7 - Great lift, nice ride, solid components
8 - Adjustable track bar and bigger rear stabilizer bar (hellwig). Skip the cheap shocks, get good ones.
9 - $1392 w/ ES3000 shocks
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Old 10-11-2005, 09:37 AM
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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.
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Old 10-11-2005, 10:06 AM
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1. 8 in skyjacker
2. All springs
3. skyjacker soft ride shocks
4. Parnelli Jones 38x15.50-16.50
5. Stock gears
6. Shop install
7. Decent ride, very dependable, dont think you could break it
8. Hydro assist.
9. $4500 includes lift, wheels and 16.5 x 12 American Eagle wheels, plus install.
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Old 10-11-2005, 11:23 AM
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2004 F250 4x4 6.0L PS Lariat Crew Cab Short Bed

1. Donahoe Racing - 4.5" Bracket Kit + 2" Spring Pack
2. 3" rear block
3. Donahoe Racing Reservoir Shocks
4. BF Goodrich A/T - 315/75/16 ( 35" )
5. 4.10 Gears
6. Shop installed
7. The ride of the lift is unbelievable, way better than stock!
8. Nothing, I love this lift!
9. Lift, shocks, and installation was a little over $2000
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Old 10-11-2005, 11:43 AM
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1)BDS all spring $1450(included steering stabalizers)$300 install fee $60 align
2)8 inch front 6 inch rear with factory 4 inch blocks
3)bilsteins all around extra $200
4)dual steering stabalizer BDS
5)procomp front driveshaft spacer $75
6)jessies highangle driveshaft rear around $600
7)37x1350x17 toyo MT on tmaxx wheels $2200
8)tru speed by superlift $169
9) truck rides stiffer than stock but i think the lift is a quality lift. overall happy but it cost alot more than i though it would to get everything to my likeing, but im very picky about vibrations and tire rubbing so thats why it costme alot more.
10)3.73 gears thinking about 4.30. sorry the numbering is mixed up???
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Old 10-11-2005, 11:58 AM
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1. Donahoe Racing "The Edge" 4.5" Spring Hanger/extended shackle.
2. 5" Blocks
3. Bilstein 5100 series.
4. BFG M/T 235/85/R16(stock size)
5. Stock 4.10 (tires are stock size, no need to change gears)
6. Wife and I install.
6a. Easy, but time consuming. Stock pitman arm refused to come off, only real problem. Had to loosen exhaust to remove upper shackle to frame bolt.
7. Nicely manufactured. Welds look solid and all parts fit with no modifications. Ride is improved by the installation of the Bilsteins.
8. Nothing. One of the rare cases where I envy myself.
9. Around $1500 for the kit (w/shocks). Installation was blood and sweat, put whatever price you want on that.
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Old 10-11-2005, 12:06 PM
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1 - Superlift 4"
2 - block
3 - bilstein
4 - nitto all terrain, 35"
5 - 3.73, 4.30
6 - Self install
6a - No Problems, very simple
7 - Great Quality, Great ride, 100% satisfied
8 - Nothing
9 - Right around $1,100
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Old 10-11-2005, 12:09 PM
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1 - 8" Superlift
2 - Front & Rear Springs
3 - Superlift
4 - Parnelli Jones Dirt Grips 38x15.5x16
5 - 4.56 (to low for me, wanting 4.30s)
6 - Self install
6a - Lift instal = easy Gears are difficult if dont know what you are doing
7 - Great lift, nice ride, solid components
8 - Adjustable track bar and some Bilstein 7100.
9 - Lift - 1050, wheels & tires - 2200, 4.56 - 700
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1 - Rough Country 4"
2 - add-a-leafs
3 - 8000 series premium grade
4 - Pro Comp X terrain 315/75/16
5 - Stock
6 - Self
6a - very simple, worst part was getting the old off
7 - great kit for the money, measure front to be more lift 4.5"
8 - More lift in back, little low. better shocks
9 - $759, free shipping
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2005 F350 SRW CC LB v10
1 - Skyjacker 4"
2 - Rear springs
3 - Skyjacker Nitro
4 - TSL TrXuS MT 35x12.50R17
5 - 4.30 (maybe 4.88 and selectable lockers someday)
6 - shop
7 - excellent, rides better than stock, handles as well
8 - add HD sway bar
9 - about $2000 (kit, rear springs, pitman arm, shocks, odds, ends) + $300 install
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2003 F-250 V-10


1 – Super Lift 6”, and 3” Body Lift
2 – Rear Springs
3 – Bilstien 5100 and dual steering stabilizers
4 – MT Baja Claw radials 38 X 15 X 16
5 – Just installed 4.56 and they are great so far.
6 – Shop (some friends of mine own a local 4X4 shop)
7 – The truck is slightly stiffer than stock, but still handles very well.
8 – Would of went with the 8” instead of the 6”
9 – 6” lift = $1200 installed,
3” body lift = $450 tires,
rims, shocks = $1650
Total= $3300
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1. 8" Superlift
2. Rear 6" springs
3. Superlift socks
4. 37" BFG Mud TA's
5. 3.73 gears
6. Self install
6a. Locator pin on one of the front springs was too long, had to take apart grind, and reinstall
7. Rides rough, probably due to cheap shocks
8. Change to coils
9. $1,100
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1 - It was part of the vehicle when purchased
2 - blocks
3 - Ranchero
4 - 185/65 R16
5 - 4.56
6 - On vehicle from factory
7 - Great ride
8 - Bigger tires
9 - included in cost of vehicle purchase

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Super Steve... Where did you get your 37" BFG Mud T/A's? I've checked around and people say they wont be available until December, and I'm ready to order now! What size wheel are you running? 17"?
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