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So my dad has a 2011 6.7 and wants to put a small lift on it. He mostly uses the truck for just driving around and towing a bumper pull trailer. Every now and then he pulls a gooseneck horse trailer so he doesn't want it to tall for that reason.

I have been looking around and want to get him something more than a leveling kit and have looked at a 3 inch kit. Can anybody suggest one? I am looking for something reasonably priced and a good product.

Also with this type of lift what size tire and rim would you suggest? Also I dont know much about backspacing and offset so any information would be great!

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I can't remember what lift I was looking at, but it was 3.5" front and 1" rear (f350 lift), thought that was a pretty good combo.

If you have the 20" stock wheels, you have all sorts of tire choices near 35's. But with 18" stock wheels, I would not put 35" tires, because the rim is only 8" wide. (it's not the best idea to put a 12" wide + tire on a 8" wide wheel, if you tow)

The tire look you want is all personal preferance. Personally I wouldn't go with anything smaller then a +10 offset. +40 is stock.

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I can't remember what lift I was looking at, but it was 3.5" front and 1" rear (f350 lift), thought that was a pretty good combo.

If you have the 20" stock wheels, you have all sorts of tire choices near 35's. But with 18" stock wheels, I would not put 35" tires, because the rim is only 8" wide. (it's not the best idea to put a 12" wide + tire on a 8" wide wheel, if you tow)

The tire look you want is all personal preferance. Personally I wouldn't go with anything smaller then a +10 offset. +40 is stock.
Ya thats the type of lift I am looking for. You dont happen to remember what brand it is? He wants to buy wheels so I will tell him to get 20's with 35's tahts what I was thinking. Would the +10 offset make them stick out a little? I want the look where the tires look like they fill the wheel well and are a little wider and stick out. There are already fender flares on the truck.

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im looking to do the same exact thing
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Ya thats the type of lift I am looking for. You dont happen to remember what brand it is? He wants to buy wheels so I will tell him to get 20's with 35's tahts what I was thinking. Would the +10 offset make them stick out a little? I want the look where the tires look like they fill the wheel well and are a little wider and stick out. There are already fender flares on the truck.

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I believe it was an icon lift. If you are buying new wheels you can get 18 or 20" wheels, just get 9" or 10" wide.

So if you found rims with a +10 offset (i think they are usually +12) and +40 is stock. The centerline of the rim will be sticking out 30mm farther out then stock.

30 mm = 1.2 inches then add 1/2 of the additional width of the new rim.

So if you bought 9" wide rims with a +10 offset the rim face would stick out 1.7" farther then stock. (1.2+.5=1.7).

10" wide rim with +10 would be 2.2 inches. (1.2+1.0=2.2)

If you want to have the tires stick out farther, you can venture into the 0 offset and -offset, but like I said, I wouldn't if you tow heavy.

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I have 20x9 0 offset 5 inch back spacing with 37s and my tires are right at the edge of my factory flares. It's perfect IMHO

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I believe it was an icon lift. If you are buying new wheels you can get 18 or 20" wheels, just get 9" or 10" wide.

So if you found rims with a +10 offset (i think they are usually +12) and +40 is stock. The centerline of the rim will be sticking out 30mm farther out then stock.

30 mm = 1.2 inches then add 1/2 of the additional width of the new rim.

So if you bought 9" wide rims with a +10 offset the rim face would stick out 1.7" farther then stock. (1.2+.5=1.7).

10" wide rim with +10 would be 2.2 inches. (1.2+1.0=2.2)

If you want to have the tires stick out farther, you can venture into the 0 offset and -offset, but like I said, I wouldn't if you tow heavy.
Ok thats really helpful thanks! I will look around and see what I can find. Thanks again for all the help
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I have 20x9 0 offset 5 inch back spacing with 37s and my tires are right at the edge of my factory flares. It's perfect IMHO
That sounds what I am looking for. My dad has those factory fender flares and they are pretty big so I am going to look at getting this setup. Thanks!
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That sounds what I am looking for. My dad has those factory fender flares and they are pretty big so I am going to look at getting this setup. Thanks!
Sorry I missed the fact that you have fender flares. I agree with the 0 offset post from ^^^ there.

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