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Lift Kit Questions

Hey Ya'll,

I'm looking into getting rims/tires/lift kit and had a few questions:

-What size tires can i fit if i do a 6" or 8" lift??

-What's the difference between a regular lift and a 4 link lift kit??

-What are the better brands to buy??

-What are better, single and dual shocks??

Its going on my 2005 F-350 crew cab long bed 4x4.

Thanks for any information!



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Hey Ya'll,

I'm looking into getting rims/tires/lift kit and had a few questions:

-What size tires can i fit if i do a 6" or 8" lift??

-What's the difference between a regular lift and a 4 link lift kit??

-What are the better brands to buy??

-What are better, single and dual shocks??

Its going on my 2005 F-350 crew cab long bed 4x4.

Thanks for any information!
6" can fit 35/13s or 37/12.50s.
7" for 37/13.50s
8" for 37/13.50 or 38/13.50


4-links give you more adjustability for setting caster.

Icon, Rize, BDS and RCD all make nice 6-8" systems.

Single shocks are generally sufficient for most people's use, upgrading to a single 2.5" diameter shock is even better.


Let me know if you have any other questions
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This is a picture of my truck i had played around with on MSpaint to see what it would look with an 8' bed. It has a BDS 6" lift with 37" tires. Just thought i would throw it up here for a visual. Good luck on your decision.



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This is a picture of my truck i had played around with on MSpaint to see what it would look with an 8' bed. It has a BDS 6" lift with 37" tires. Just thought i would throw it up here for a visual. Good luck on your decision.


Thats not to bad on the stretch job!

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This is a picture of my truck i had played around with on MSpaint to see what it would look with an 8' bed. It has a BDS 6" lift with 37" tires. Just thought i would throw it up here for a visual. Good luck on your decision.


Thanks for the pic!

looks good except it looks like your front end is a lil bit lower than the front end......



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Thanks for the pic!

looks good except it looks like your front end is a lil bit lower than the front end......
The trucks been lifted for for close to three years and I have a 15,000 lbs winch on the front so I guess gravity is taking over.

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