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Old 12-02-2008, 09:28 AM
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I need your guys expert opinions!!! Please

I have been kicking the idea around of lifting my 08 Powerstroke.Its a crew cab black Fx4 with the dark grey bottom. I have a set of 20" KMC Diesels that are setting in my room waiting for a lift. I have about 4k-4500 I would like to spend on this project. I can't decide on what tires to go with I like the toyo's pretty well. But my question for you guys is if you had 4k -4500 to blow on a lift and tires what would you go with? I either want to go 6" lift on 37's or 8" lift on 38's. So if you would give me some good combinations you guys would go with for what kind of budget I'm looking at. Oh yeah there is a place here in my hometown that installs lifts for 500 bucks I'm not sure if that's good or bad! But I figured this was the best place to ask about all of this becuase it seems like you guys definitely know your stuff, so if you would give me some good ideas I'm excited about it! Thank You
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:34 AM
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WELCOME TO ORG ! ! !

I'd go for the 8 inch on 38's or 40's

I've had 4 sets of TOYO MT's 2 sets in 37's and 2 in 40/15.50/22's and love them good ride and long tread life
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I had a 6" and 37s and just went up to an 8" and 38s. I like the stance and size of my truck better with the new setup.

I swear by Toyo MTs. I will admit I've had a couple out of round in the many sets I've bought but Toyo and my retailer have been great about warranting it out for a new one asap. My 38's I have now balanced out perfect, are quiet for such a big tire, and wear well as long as they are rotated regularly.

For lift systems I like my 8" Fabtech Radius Arm drop kit. If you are spending $2,200 on tires I think Fabtech is a good 8" lift that you could probably get done with your remaining $2,300.

Here are a few pics of my truck with the 8" and 38s to give you an idea on stance.





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Old 12-02-2008, 11:03 AM
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Like Jrod said i also have a fabtech 8" and have 37's. I like the stance of the truck. Deffinetly do the 8" lift it isnt that much more and will give you more options when it comes to tires.
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go big or go home.... you can get the Rize 8" kit and some Kumho 38" tires and be pretty close to that price range....
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Awesome truck man ! !
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:17 AM
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I always say go as big as you can cause it's addicting and you'll wish you went bigger later on.
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Awesome truck man ! !

Thanks man!

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That friggin grill gives me a chubby.
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That friggin grill gives me a chubby.
TMI......
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