We are always pumped when we see a Cognito suspension lift as we’re big fans of the company. Cameron made a bunch of other wise choices on products from companies like Nitto, Banks, BOSE, Amp, Fox, and RBP. It’s amazing though because all these products fit so well together. Usually in a movie with a bunch of big stars, things don’t work out. But in the case of this truck, it all works! We wish we had a recommendation to improve this truck, but nothing comes to mind. Every time we look at the photos of this truck, a quote from the movie Passenger 57 comes to mind – “Always bet on black.”
Cognito’s customers have been asking them to produce a suspension lift kit for their Ford needs. Well, they made it happen! Cognito Motorsports decided to show-off their new Ford kit at the Sand Sports Super Show a few weeks ago in Costa Mesa, California. More details about lift size and lift options will be coming soon and its believed that the F250 and F350 kits will be available at the end of October.
As you may know, Cognito’s specialty has historically been Chevy suspension lifts, so this is an interesting move. We have always been a fan of Cognito for their quality and style. Click here for some photos of the lift from Powerstroke.org.
Pro Comp has just announced Lift Shield, the new 5 year / 60,000 mile Powertrain Warranty available on Pro Comp’s most popular late model suspension systems. This new warranty is the first of its kind in the off road industry and is included for free on qualifying systems.
This new warranty goes beyond the usual product warranty and actually protects the vehicle it is installed on. Customers can choose Pro Comp suspension systems with total confidence because Lift Shield covers their vehicles powertrain for the duration of the factory 5 year/60,000 mile warranty. If the vehicle has a powertrain issue in the first 5 years or 60,000 miles of service (whichever comes first), Lift Shield covers the cost of parts and repairs in the event that the dealer denies warranty coverage. Best of all, it is included for FREE. There is no extra charge for the added warranty protection. Certain terms and conditions apply.
Pro Comp is able to offer this type of warranty because of the extensive testing, development and quality manufacturing that goes into each suspension system offered. No other manufacturer offers a warranty that delivers this much protection. For a complete listing of systems covered by Pro Comp Lift Shield and warranty details visit procompusa.com/liftshield
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!
What do you think of this big Ford hitting the dirt? If you think it’s lame, then stop reading. If you think it’s legit, then there’s plenty more where this photo came from. Rize Industries has a great section on their website featuring truck owner’s with Rize suspension lifts. As you may know, SoCalTrucks.com is a big fan of Rize suspension and now you can check out some of their work. Enjoy – RizeInd.com
If you have been a reader of SoCalTrucks.com for a while, you know that we love Cognito suspension lifts. They have medium to large kits that are high quality, look great, and are reasonably priced. We don’t know why people go with Rancho or SkyJacker when Cognito is out there killing it!
In case you haven’t heard, Cognito has a great 7-9″ lift kit they recently released for the Chevy and GMC 2500 and 3500 HD trucks. It includes boxed balljoint a-arms and Fox performance aluminum shocks. It’s available for the 2011 chassis on 8-lug trucks. We don’t have any pricing info yet, but we’d guess it will run about $2,000-$3,000. Another quality product delivered from Cognito. More photos below:
Around this time of year, most people get tons of Christmas cards. Some are nice, some are funny, others are the same standard Costco print…and a few completely stand out. We receive this Holiday email from SoCal SuperTrucks, a shop in San Bernardino, California (better known as the Inland Empire). Not only does the shop do great work, they send out a lifted truck Christmas card. If shops were measured by their holiday card, SoCal SuperTrucks would get a 10. Great work!
So you just bought a 2008 Ford F250 and need a lift, but where can you go? Well if you call Pro-Comp Suspension, you can get a hold of their latest 6″ suspension system for the F250 or F350.
Everyone knows Pro-Comp has been around forever and has started building some really solid lifts in the last few years. What’s great about these guys is that they are always quick with getting new lifts out for brand new trucks. The 6″ Suspension Lift for the 2008 Superduty is now out and can fit up to 37″ tires. That’s right, 37’s!More