Ford F-250s are serious workhorses. Whether they have a Powerstroke diesel or a 6.8L V-10, they have plenty of torque for towing and can hold their own off-road, as well. If you have a leaf spring front suspension on your F-250 and greater off-road capability is on your shopping list, you're in luck. While leaf springs compromise with a less comfortable ride, they are cheaper to lift than the newer coil spring Super Duty front suspension.

We selected a Rubicon Express 6-1/2-inch suspension lift, because of their heavy-duty design and the promise of extended wheel travel and good on-road ride. Follow along as the crew at 4Wheel Parts in Santa Ana, California, had our '02 F-250 in and out in a day.