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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-23-2007, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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Donahue Racing vs competitors?

i see that donahue racing lifts are by far most liked by ford owners
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what makes DR kits so superior?

just wondering the benefits over other after i saw a 6in DR is twice the price of a 6in Superlift all springs

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-24-2007, 04:20 AM
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Re: Donahue Racing vs competitors?

Quality stuff. It is the only I have had, so I cannot compare. The springs feel good and are well made. Progressive multileaf packs make for a firm yet smooth ride. I am now using the Edelbrock Extreme Remotes now that my Bilsteins wore out. I dig the edelbrock shocks, but the DR ones are good too.

There is a guy on Socaps selling a used 6in. (no relation)

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Re: Donahue Racing vs competitors?

If you have a chance ride in a few lifted fords and then find one with a DR. You'll know why they cost more the ride is awsome for a leaf spring truck. I have a 06 F250 4x4 work truck with stock suspension (Coil spring) and my 6" leaf spring DR rides better IMO.

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Re: Donahue Racing vs competitors?

The DR kits come with Edelbrock shock made to DR specs and then powdercoated clear. The old Bilsteins were not coated but i hear they are coming out with a powdercoated version of them due to the complaints about finish quality.

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Re: Donahue Racing vs competitors?

DR has a lifetime warranty. All their parts are very heavy duty and their shocks are the best value on the market, IMO.

All of DR's parts are 100% made in the USA.

Superlift's leaf springs are made in India and the rest of their parts aren't has heavy as DR's.


FYI, DR did have a price drop recently on their leaf springs (dropped ~$200.00 per pair).


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Re: Donahue Racing vs competitors?

I did not know Edelbrock made the DR shocks. Edelbrock is great, made in the usa. The ride of the extreme xt's is awesome.

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Re: Donahue Racing vs competitors?

My 6" all spring leaf spring lift rides better than my cousins 8" pro comp lift on his 06. Only thing I have to compare to.

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Re: Donahue Racing vs competitors?

well my dad has an 06 with a fabtech 8" on it and it rides better then my buddies 05 with a donahue 8" the only difference i found was when we would hook the boat up my dads would sag really bad and my buddies wouldnt i think he had them put some really heavy ass springs in though


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Re: Donahue Racing vs competitors?

I don't want to ride in a Donahoe lifted truck. If I do, I'll be even more pissed at how rough my Skyjacker rides.

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Re: Donahue Racing vs competitors?

I've used Rancho, Superlift, and Donahoe lifts. The Donahoe has the best ride, but what really stands out is the heavy duty construction. It was definitely built to last, and if it doesn't, it has a lifetime warranty. You cant go wrong. IMO, it was worth teh extra $$$.

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