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View Poll Results: What lift kit manufacturer do you use?
CST 2 0.34%
Donahoe Racing 130 22.41%
Fabtech 72 12.41%
Pro Comp 107 18.45%
Rubicon Express 6 1.03%
Skyjacker 75 12.93%
Superlift 72 12.41%
Other 116 20.00%
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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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Old 02-23-2014, 02:08 AM
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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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Old 10-28-2014, 10:07 AM
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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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2011 F250, FX4, 4x4, crew cab, short bed, 18" factory wheels and tires

1) Procomp (whatever the small lift and level is - 3" front, 2" rear I think)
2) Blocks
3) Factory shocks
4) Nitto Trail Grappler 295-70-18 (roughly a 35")
5) Same gearing
6) Shop installed
7) *I like the kit
8) Don't think I'd change anything
9) $700 - 800 including installation if I recall correctly, bought at and installed by 4wheelparts.com.

*Too tall for a few parking garages. Learned about one the hard way. Don't trust the signs.
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Ford Dealer refused to adjust for tire size

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It's actually imperative that the speed signal be corrected on our trucks when you change gears or tire size. Besides knowing how fast you're going, the PCM uses it for a variety of functions including the tranny shift points and more importantly the ABS. Also it's my understanding that on the 6.0 the PCM can only be adjusted as low as 600 revolutions/mile, which is okay for the average Goodyear or BFG up to a 35" tire that is actually less than 35", but anything bigger and the PCM is going to be off enough to throw shift points out of whack.
My dealer refused to adjust my 2015 F250 2 WF for larger tires? I asked them if they'll pay my speeding tickets as I'll have no idea how fast I'm going, they adjusted the tire pressure alarm to the lower pressure these tires require, but not the speedometer. I didn't even think about all the other things that are screwed up by their laziness, I'm going to raise hell when I get home tomorrow thanks for the tip!
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My dealer refused to adjust my 2015 F250 2 WF for larger tires? I asked them if they'll pay my speeding tickets as I'll have no idea how fast I'm going, they adjusted the tire pressure alarm to the lower pressure these tires require, but not the speedometer. I didn't even think about all the other things that are screwed up by their laziness, I'm going to raise hell when I get home tomorrow thanks for the tip!
I don't know what size tires you are running, but they only have the ability to adjust to the factory tire sizes, the biggest being 34.1". Hypertech makes an in line module that goes behind the cluster that will adjust for all sizes. I'm running 37's with 4.88 gears. The gear is available to select in the computer, and I set it for the 34.1" tires. Truck shifts and drives great and the speedo is only off by 3 mph at 60 vs gps.
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2016 CCSB 6.2

1 - 3.5" readylift sst
2 - 5" rear blocks to replace the 2". Taper is different 1 piece vs 2 piece driveshafts! Retains the use of factory bump stops
3 - stock shocks with extensions for the front
4 - 37x12.50r18 nitto ridge grapplers
5 - 4.88's. Very happy with this set up
6 - Planned to install myself, but after some cash price negotiations on the gear install, I let them do it.
7 - very happy with the kit. Ride is just like stock, would never know there is a lift on it just by driving it. Very, very minor fender liner rub on very off camber turn ins.
8 - kinda wish I had went with 20" wheels. But very happy with the 0 offset 9" wide wheel stance.
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