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post #1 of 18 Old 01-29-2008, 04:15 AM Thread Starter
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Is my truck lifted?

Here's some pics of my truck and suspension... It looks high, but I guess it could be stock... Any ideas?

The reason I'm asking is that I just bought 20's with a -25 offset, and 35x12.50's, so I want to pull the trigger on a Tuff Country 5" lift kit, but I don't want to be replacing parts if I don't have to Also do I have factory overloads?

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You've at least got a leveling kit in front and it looks like air bags in the rear. I cant tell if those are factory blocks. You might have 3" blocks in the rear and an added leaf up front.
Sorry, can't tell any more from those pics.
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Your truck does look like it sits high in the front, could be an add a leaf. My truck only had two leaves in the pac. As far as your question about factory overloads, I havent seen any on other trucks but your certainly looks like a factory install.

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its leveled but not lifted.... the air bags are there because they didn't want it to sag in the back when loaded after they got the leveling kit done. i did the same thing to mine but without the airbags. i just had aaa spring add a leaf to level it so now theres three up front. and it looks more lifted cuz thems stock tires

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2" leveling kit by AAA spring(local)
tranny w/triple disc tq
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Do you guys think I should still go with the 5" lift? I definitely want to get some hellwig sway bars because my front bushings are shot anyways...




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as long as you can afford it. they look pretty decent in my opinion. but u gotta factor in things like more expensive tire replacement, drop in fuel economy, more maintenance.... well i guess that depends on if your lifting for looks or for offroading. but theres more than just the original price tag....as it is with most anything..... if you got the $$ i say go for it it.

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Foil Delete...(no difference noticed)...
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Tint
Gooseneck hitch
Tow package
Headlights
Exhaust(kat and muffler delete)
2" leveling kit by AAA spring(local)
tranny w/triple disc tq
edge juice w/attitude
where has all my mileage gone....
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Yeah, I already bought 20x10 American Racing wheels and 35x12.50 Nitto Mud Grapplers hehe. I'm just thinking if I don't need the lift, maybe I don't need to spend the money now...




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oic, idano then. i guess you could always throw them on n see if they scrape or grab! and if theyre gonna run when your loaded

99.5/01 F250 SD 4x4 SOF ext. cab short bed
90,000 on the engine and 253 on the truck
aftermarket:
Intake(DIY/TYMAR)
Foil Delete...(no difference noticed)...
Tires
Tint
Gooseneck hitch
Tow package
Headlights
Exhaust(kat and muffler delete)
2" leveling kit by AAA spring(local)
tranny w/triple disc tq
edge juice w/attitude
where has all my mileage gone....
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You have a lift for sure. Air bags in the rear, possible block lift in the rear. Before you buy that 5 inch kit. Get the tires and rims, put them on the truck. By the way it looks you should have no problem clearing those 35 inch tires.


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that rear on that truck looks stock to me BC. the suspension looks stock as well all but the front and third leaf spring.

99.5/01 F250 SD 4x4 SOF ext. cab short bed
90,000 on the engine and 253 on the truck
aftermarket:
Intake(DIY/TYMAR)
Foil Delete...(no difference noticed)...
Tires
Tint
Gooseneck hitch
Tow package
Headlights
Exhaust(kat and muffler delete)
2" leveling kit by AAA spring(local)
tranny w/triple disc tq
edge juice w/attitude
where has all my mileage gone....
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