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I have a 2017 Ford F150 SC, 4x4 FX4, with a 5.0. I have been extensively researching 4 inch lift kits for my truck and know that I have a budget of $1300 to $1900. I have been looking at the Fabtech, Rancho, ProComp, BDS, and the Sky Jacker kits. Each fall within that price range and I am fine with a strut tower.

Question to those of you who have lifts - of all the kits listed, which ones have the best (as close to factory) ride quality, overall quality, reliability, installation ease, and most importantly - maintains at or near factory geometry.

Thanks in advance for you input!
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I put a 4" Rough Country lift kit on my truck a few years ago and it's been perfect ever since. It also fills all of your criteria including oem ride quality and is less expensive than the rest. Took me 5 hrs in my driveway to install. I do this kind of work for a living and have an air compressor with air tools so ymmv time wise.

Here's a link to the kit that'll fit your truck.

https://www.roughcountry.com/ford-su...-kit-555c.html
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Thank you for the information Rnlcomp. Great hearing from a retired Ford Tech!
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All of those should maintain ride geometry. All of them are going to be pretty close to factory ride too with how they work with the spacer for the front coilovers (if you don't upgrade the front coilovers). I put a BDS lift on my truck because I will be using it off road and they have a no questions asked warranty on their stuff. Also my installer did a decent deal compared to the others and was only a couple hundred more than the Zone lift or rough country lift kits.
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Originally Posted by jdunk54nl View Post
I put a BDS lift on my truck because I will be using it off road.
I wouldn't hesitate to go off road with my lift kit. So much so I added a winch to help make up for the lack of 4wd.



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I wouldn't be afraid of off roading with any lift kit either. I just was willing to pay a couple hundred extra for the BDS warranty since I do off road. If it would have been much more than a couple hundred I would have went with the cheaper kit.
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That is a great looking truck - very clean and well proportioned. Are those traction bars?
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That is a great looking truck - very clean and well proportioned. Are those traction bars?
Thanks and yes. Stops wheel hop/axle wrap. I'm running E-85 and a custom race tune so I need to keep that rear end planted.
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Originally Posted by jdunk54nl View Post
I wouldn't be afraid of off roading with any lift kit either. I just was willing to pay a couple hundred extra for the BDS warranty since I do off road. If it would have been much more than a couple hundred I would have went with the cheaper kit.
Nothing better than peace of mind with a warranty like that. I'm my own warranty lol.
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