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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-20-2014, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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So I've been creeping and reading around here for some time and now I need some help. I'm looking to lift/level my truck slightly, but I want to do it on a budget and do it right. I was looking to get a set of Rancho (or equivalent) 2.5" coils and installing a F-350 4" block in the rear and installing Bilstein 5100's. My question is, if I go that route what other recommendations do you have to add on? Anything need relocated, lowering brackets, shims, etc.? I was also looking at the ReadLift kit, but they suggest steering stabilizers and a trac bar. After all that and adding shocks I'd be creeping up towards $2000. Although it does seem to come with everything needed other than I would add the Bilsteins rather than run stock shocks with extensions. Has anyone ran the ReadyLift kit? And how do you like it? I just think I'd rather go with a coil than a coil spacer.
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This is how I would go. It is a true 4" kit with progressive rate coils so the ride is much improved. Also it includes the trac bar drop bracket to help avoid the death wobble. Hard to beat for under 500.00.

2005 2012 Ford F250 F350 Super Duty 3 Rough Country Suspension Lift Kit | eBay
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Nice Deadringer! How did I not think to check Rough Country. I had there lift/level kit on my F-150. My searches have been limited to level kits, completely bypassed the smaller lift kits. Thanks for the post.
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Nice Deadringer! How did I not think to check Rough Country. I had there lift/level kit on my F-150. My searches have been limited to level kits, completely bypassed the smaller lift kits. Thanks for the post.
Not a problem I've had the kit on my truck for about 4 years now and love it. Clears 37" tires with no trimming on stock 20" wheels. Another plus is that the radius arm drop brackets are the same used in the 6"kit so if you ever decided to put on a 2" coil spacer to make the 4"kit a 6" kit all you have to do is drop to the lower bolt hole on the drop bracket.
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Thanks for the information, glad to know it's held up over time. Did you opt for either of the recommended steering stabilizers?
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Deadringer would that lift kit work on a 04 DRW?

04 F350 DRW 6speed.
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Deadringer would that lift kit work on a 04 DRW?
In the Ebay link it says it will NOT work with DRW. I checked the Rough Country website and they did not specify. The Ebay seller is a Rough Country distributor, so I'm assuming their info is correct.
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I'm confused. It says a 2" block is included for the rear. Doesn't a 2" block come stock on F-250's and 4" on F-350's? So it's basically just leveling up the front then?
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I'm confused. It says a 2" block is included for the rear. Doesn't a 2" block come stock on F-250's and 4" on F-350's? So it's basically just leveling up the front then?
No. You do end up with stacked blocks. Not what I would call ideal but I've had no issues with multiple heavy (flattened over load springs) loads in the bed and pulling trailers. I get some axle wrap under hard acceleration but any truck making 1000ftlbs with 37s and no ladder bars would suffer the same.

This would not fit an 04 period as that an 04 would have leaf springs and not coils up front.
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No. You do end up with stacked blocks. Not what I would call ideal but I've had no issues with multiple heavy (flattened over load springs) loads in the bed and pulling trailers. I get some axle wrap under hard acceleration but any truck making 1000ftlbs with 37s and no ladder bars would suffer the same.
Ok, that's kind of what I figured was going on, but in my head it didn't seem like that great of an idea. I guess down the line if I don't like it I could always swap out for a solid 4" block. Thanks so much for all the info, this had help immensely.

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This would not fit an 04 period as that an 04 would have leaf springs and not coils up front.
Good catch, didn't even notice the year he wrote.
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