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post #1 of 17 Old 02-20-2008, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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06 F350 Height issue

Hi All,

I am new to this group. I had been looking to buy an F250 for several months and did most of my research on the F250's.. I ended up buying an 06 F350 last week. Everything is great and I love the truck except that it will not clear the garage door, height wise. The garage door is just about 7 foot high. I thought the truck had a slight lift on it as did the seller, but the guys at the local Ford dealership say the truck is stock and that some F350's came with a high lift. Looking at the 2006 specs for the F350 it says the truck should be about 6.5 feet high. I stocked a couple other similar F350s locally so I could compare them and they are about 5 inches lower. So who is right and what should I do? Can the truck be slightly lowered? As much as I hate to lower it, it kills me to see it out in this *&^!$%@ Ohio weather, as it spent it's pampered life in Florida.
specs - 06 F350, Crew Cab short bed, 6.0L

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post #2 of 17 Old 02-20-2008, 07:55 PM
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First let me What size of tires do you have on her? Are there any blocks on top of your front coils springs?I don't no of any stock factory lifts that Ford had.

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Hi Ryan.. I have a 05 F350 4X4 stock hight and stock tires and will it fit in a 7' door.....I doubt it. I have a 8' door and fits fine.

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Get a taller garage door. I am sure you can squeeze another foot out of your door.


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My 06 seems like it's taller than 6'5". I'm 6-3, and it's definitely taller than me.

Lowering a 4x4 F350 - that should be illegal. Personally, I'd raise the garage door instead.

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Personally, I'd raise the garage door instead.
Raising the door height is probably not an option, it depends on roof line. It can get real expensive real quick doing this look to spend close to $2000 if you have to have someone to do the work for you. The price is going to be for a new door, different siding, different trim around the door and two days labor for 2 guys. Easier to lower the truck or just park outside. But if he wants to see if it is feasible send me some pics of the area above the door in a pm.

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Lowering a 4x4 F350 - that should be illegal. Personally, I'd raise the garage door instead.



There's gotta be something else you can do, a cover, or what about buying one of those car canopy's.

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Welcome 2 the ORG... I've got an 8' door and a leveling kit and I can pull mine in with about an inch to spare...

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