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    I've been around a lot of lift kids- I'd say spend the extra, in the end it'll really matter. My buddy has a 2008 F-250, he has a 6 inch pro comp long arm. It rides like a dream, compared to my 2004 dodge diesel short arm.

    Short and long arm- meaning where the control arms attach to the frame. Long gives a nice ride, short, a harsher ride. Make sure to get progressive rate springs, and like others said- stay away from spacers (for the front) Spacers in the rear tend to keep a factory ride, i have both spacers and add a leafs in the rear.

    Happy hunting! (If i were you i'd check out that procomp 6 inch, its sweet!)

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    The truck is just for normal driving. I don't do much off roading and I never tow anything heavier than a boat. I don't care too much on price, i can always wait longer to do it. I just want I nice setup. Thank you guys!!

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    I had a Fabtech on my 04 Dodge and loved it. It was my DD and never was used for anything crazy. I did take it off road a few times.
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    just watch what you go with. the 4 lift i bought only went up 1.5 in the back and then i went out and had traction bars with blocks made to give me a true 4 in. take a look at my post if you want to see a 2005 f350 with 5.5 lift on it.

    i would go 6 if you want it to look lifted. 4 inch is not much at all. and with 6 you can still have a nice ride and it not to big.

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    in central cal we use a lot of FTS lifts. if you want looks more than than off road capability. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001817873272

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    Okay thanks guys!! Maybe I will go 6 instead. I will keep looking and decide!

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    Default TAG Motorsports Suspension suggestion

    Quote Originally Posted by Bimmerboy View Post
    I have a 99 f350 and am thinking about lifting it finally. What are the best lifts out there? I'm only looking to go about 4 inches. Thanks for any help!!
    Not to toot our own horn, but at TAG motorsports our roots came from the lifted truck industry. My name is Sean and I run the Truck suspension segment of our shop. As a tow vehicle I have a 2000 f250 myself. Our trucks are leaf sprung and there is literally only one trusted brand in my book. RCD (race car dynamics). This company builds the best riding, longest lasting, highest qualtiy kit on the market bar-none. It is a 6" kit, but the ride is impecable. This uses a brand new, tuned to the truck proggressive leaf spring set-up for the front end, as well as tuned, down to the engine/tranny combo, perfectly valved Bilstien shocks. Bilstien works directly with RCD to create this kit. Please do not hesitate with ANY questions that you may have. We are a direct distributor for RCD and can ship directly to you. PM me
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    CBJ,

    It all depends on what you want to use the truck for, how much you want to spend and how important ride quality is to you. any leaf sprung truck is going to ride horrible compared to a truck on coilovers (given they are valved properly and have the right spring rates)

    There is also a huge difference between a "lift kit" and a suspension system. Do you want to just sit higher and clear larger tires or do you want better performance on and off road as well?

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    The ride quality comes down to three things; Suspension geometry, shock/spring setup, & wheel/tire choice.

    Go with something bigger than a 2.0" ProCompBilstein/Rancho/Skyjacker/generic shock if you can. Make sure its valved properly for the weight of the truck and the spring used in the kit. King, FOX & a few others all make high-quality shocks.

    Get a quality lift kit. 4" is easy to get and will allow you to clear 35's no problem. Check out ICON Vehicle Dynamics, they use a drop bracket system that keeps the stock springs to maintain the factory ride & provides 4.5" of lift.

    Larger tires with smaller wheels will keep the ride smoother as well.
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