We address everything in this kit. Our coils are designed to mimic the factory specs and provide a great ride. Our rear blocks have the bumpstop pads built in to utilize the factory rear bumpstops that Ford designed in for the heavy hauling these trucks were designed for. Our drop brackets for the radius are the beefiest in the industry!
We went about it a little different. Instead of the drop bracket going up inside the factory radius arm pocket, we designed ours to mount uniquely outside. That adds width and strength. These features cost more to produce, but the end result is unmatched. All our steel is U.S. made and is at our Drops are least ¼”, and in some instances even larger.
The image inset is courtesy of the Diesel Brothers™ November Truck Giveaway with the modification to replace the RAD drop with our NEW Tube 4-Link! The Stryker RAD Series non 4-Link Lift Kit was used and brand referenced on their promotional video.
OPTIONAL SHOCK UPGRADES
Stryker offers shock upgrades if your driving conditions exceed the standard OEM shocks sweet spot for off road terrain or towing or if your shock is nearing its useful expected operating life. The industry consensus is that with heavy use, you could be looking to replace them at 40,000 or 50,000 miles or sooner. Under normal conditions, 75,000 to 90,000 miles might be reasonable. We have provided a range of shocks for you to consider.
Stryker ORD-Level 1
Stryker's ORD (Off Road Design) Level 1 Shock upgrade are a silver powdered 2.0 body with a nice decal (color coated to the lift options you choose). These offer 10-stage variable valving and are a nitrogen charged shock. This is a great shock for the money. With the variable valving, these can react to on road and off road conditions. They offer a great ride and carry a 3-year warranty!
Stryker ORD-Level 2 Bilstein
This Stryker ORD Level 2 Shock upgrade is a special ordered Bilstein monotube shock that we stock exclusively for our kits. These deliver the performance Bilstein is known for. We took this shock to another level by taking the existing zinc plating, adding our own 3M clear protective film (as we found their zinc plating just wasn’t enough protection), then we choose a decal color that matches the lift color options you chose.
Stryker ORD-Level 3 Rough Country Monotube
Stryker's ORD Level 3 Monotube Shock these are a T6061 brushed aluminum bodied monotube shock. These would best be described as equivalent to a Fox monotube. They have an internal floating piston for a very consistent performance. With these having an aluminum body, these bodies can never rust. These carry a 3 year warranty as well.
Stryker ORD-Level 4 Fox 2.0 IFP
This Level 4 is a Fox 2.0 Performance Series, IFP impact extruded, CNC machined 6061-T6 clear anodized aluminum one-piece body resists rust over time. Black-anodized, CNC-machined 6061-T6 billet aluminum ends. The shaft is 5/8" hard chrome plated heat treated alloy steel.
Stryker ORD-Level 5 Fox 2.0 IFP Reservoir
This Level 5 Fox 2.0 Performance Series Reservoir, IFP aluminum smooth body shock delivers FOX's industry leading and race dominating performance in an affordable, hassle-free bolt on package. Its heat reducing design includes a metal impacted clear anodized aluminum shock body that dissipates heat faster than a conventional steel body shock.
Its external reservoir allows for increase oil and nitrogen capacity while delivering a striking race look. The included black anodized reservoir mounting clamp and other components are CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum. The race developed high flow damping piston matched with application specific vavling provides the Performance Series 2.0 Reservoir shock a predicable ride quality capable of handling the roughest road conditions.
DUAL STEERING STABILIZERS
There is no consensus regarding single versus dual steering stabilizers. But lifted truck projects are usually accompanied with larger tire sizes.
Larger tires bring a variety of physical demands for your F450 F550 Super Duty Truck
Vibration is the primary demand to focus on. The original excellent suspension on your F450 F550 can accommodate most of that vibration. But if you improve the handling and ride quality by dampening the added side to side motion of your tires that is the first place to address. Shock absorbers dampen the up and down movement of your Super Duty and they can also dampen the side movement of your larger tires.
Dual Versus Single:
Dual stabilizers dampen the vibrations better than a SINGLE shock tied to one side in OUR opinion. Is the improvement worth the added cost?
Of course it depends on several subjective INFORMED decisions. If your Lifted Super Duty is actually a daily driver then the performance improvement may not be required. But if you plan to build your F450 F350 with the capability of HEAVY OFF ROADING even if you don't go there then DUAL is likely your best investment. The cost ADDER is actually not significant compared to the value of your F450 F550. If your lifted truck has tires 35" or larger you are an excellent candidate to investigate a Steering Stabilizer even if Off Road is not a concern!.
And then there is the subjective issue of STYLE! What did you want to look at when you see the front of your F450 F550 Lift? Stryker's goal is to provide you with RUGGED STYLE™! We are committed to providing performance and style. Review our V1 and V2 offerings including 4 levels of shock upgrades.
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