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Old April 7th, 2014, 06:01 AM
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What kind of suspension lift system would you recommend? I have a '09 F150 4wd and want to do a 3-6 inches of lift. Planning to buy at 4wo (click here for their suspension kits) since they have good offers. Does anyone have personal experience with Tuff Country, Rancho, Skyjacker and Pro Comp? Which among these brands is the best and what brand to stay away from? Thank you for any help.
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I'm sure we have a few members whom have experience with those, they should be able to post here in a bit.

I have no personal experience with 4x4 lift kits so I would be of no help.
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i installed a Rough country lift on my F150 before i did the SAS, it was an OK lift, basic entry level kit. for my F250, i also installed a leveling kit which was a tuff country lift kit in a summit racing box. instal was simple and straight forward as its a leaf sprung truck.


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Old April 8th, 2014, 04:01 AM
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Thanks for the reply guys. Can I install suspension lift without adding a leveling kit?
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That I do know.

Yes you can. Just gotta pick the brand you want.

Are you gonna do install or you gonna have a shop do it?
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The best lifts on the market are Fabtech and BDS! ProComp is not a "true" lift. They advertise 6" but it's like 5" in the front and 4" in the rear.

As far as a leveling kit and suspension lift, you can have one or the other. If the suspension lift isn't enough, you will have to either go custom suspension or do a body lift. I love my BDS system. Lifetime warranty too!

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I liked my BDS. As good as it would get, but you pay for it.

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And I guess I will go with a Pro Comp kit. A friend of mine had it installed on his F-350 and I really like what he has now. I am planning to grab a kit some time by the end of the month and install it by myself. This seems to me like something I can do. By the way, sharing the instruction I will use: http://offroadjeepparts.com/how-to-i...ord-f-150.html. Just in case someone needs one, that's the most comprehensive one I found... Cheers!
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I just got done today installing the Rough Country 4" suspension lift on my 96. The install was straight forward and the parts were of high quality. I have not installed any other kits so I don't have a comparison for you. You can see how it turned out on my 1996 F150 restoration thread. I am very satisfied with the results.

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