Need a suspension lift for your Ford F-250 that won’t break the bank? If so, check out the 4″ Fabtech Suspension lift for 2008-2012 Ford F-250/350/450 4WD trucks. Fabtech built the lift to enhance their extensive line of Super Duty suspension systems with an entry level 4” Budget System.
The 4” Budget System utilizes the factory front coil springs with a steel upper spacer providing 4” of lift. Radius Arm drop brackets retain the factory arms with correct caster setting for the increase ride height. System includes a Trac Bar relocation bracket that has been designed to center the axle under the vehicle and still works properly with the factory Pitman Arm. This eliminates the need to replace the Pitman Arm resulting in a lower cost and faster installation time. Rear lift is accomplished with lift blocks and extended length u-bolts. The lift kit will cost anywhere from $1,000-$1,500.
The 4″ kit won’t turn many heads, but your F250 will look great and your girlfriend won’t need side steps to get in the truck. You can fit 35” tires with required inner fenderwell trimming for adequate tire clearance for street driving and light offroad use. You can also just go with 33’s if that’s easier. See the specs below.
■Use 35/12.50R18 tires w/ 18×9.5 wheels w/ 4 3/4” BS w/ minor trimming
■Use 35/12.50R20 tires w/ 20×9 wheels w/ 5” BS w/ minor trimming
Overall, Fabtech builds great suspension lifts and we have been fans for a long time. Nothing wrong with starting small to fit your budget and going bigger later when your income increases. It’s better than stock!