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post #1 of 13 Old 08-13-2013, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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I bought my 250 hell bent that I was gonna lift it at least 4 or 4.5 inches but seeing what some guys have accomplished with a leveling set up I am back to being undecided. I have been looking at every thread I could find on which way to go. I dont have the FX4 package, just the regular 4x4.

I would really appreciate anyone who could post pictures or comment on pro's and cons, brands and ideas if you could. Thanks

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Maybe this will sway you. I've been down the same road. I first got a levelling kit and35's then when I went to pick it up. I could barely tell the difference from stock. I then went 3 months not liking it so I went to a 4" with 36x15.50x20's and it was perfect. Didn't have to "climb" into the truck. I get in and out of it hundreds of times a day and didn't want to climb, also I have a 40' 5th wheel and a gooseneck trailer and I didn't want to lift the trailers so it was perfect for me. The 36x15.50's are meaty so the truck looks mean. This truck isn't mine but has a 4" lift with 36x15.50 MTZ's on 20x12 rims. It's what I would consider the perfect look.


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That really is a sharp truck. I've been leaning towards a 4 inch lift. Haven't been able to find as many pictures as I had hoped. And I cant decide to go with 35 or 37 inch tires. Or even 36 like the truck above.

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I still think 36 is the sweet spot. They are actually 36.4" overall diameter and 15.3" sectional width. Almost a 37 but you get the added width ( around 1.5-1.75" depending on the tire chosen)
4" lift with 37x13.50 . Look to skinny IMO . Seen here(white truck)

And this guy says he has 35x13.50 toyos on 4"lift but I think it's just a levelling kit.

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Maybe this will sway you. I've been down the same road. I first got a levelling kit and35's then when I went to pick it up. I could barely tell the difference from stock. I then went 3 months not liking it so I went to a 4" with 36x15.50x20's and it was perfect. Didn't have to "climb" into the truck. I get in and out of it hundreds of times a day and didn't want to climb, also I have a 40' 5th wheel and a gooseneck trailer and I didn't want to lift the trailers so it was perfect for me. The 36x15.50's are meaty so the truck looks mean. This truck isn't mine but has a 4" lift with 36x15.50 MTZ's on 20x12 rims. It's what I would consider the perfect look.

That is a super sweet truck. What kind of bumper is that? it looks similar to a Fusion bumper.

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looks like a road armor to me, anyone know a tire co making a 36 15.5 in a 22" wheel?


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Lift Or Level-imageuploadedbyautoguide1376504506.170466.jpg

Top pic is stock height and 35-12.50 nittos. Bottom pic is 4in lift with 20x10 wheels and 37x13.50 Toyos


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Top pic is stock height and 35-12.50 nittos. Bottom pic is 4in lift with 20x10 wheels and 37x13.50 Toyos


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That looks awesome. That exactly the stance I'm looking for. You wouldnt have any head on pictures of it would you?

I know guys get sick of the lift and tire size threads. But there is always someone updating thier trucks who haven't shown them, and common I mean who doesnt like a chance to show off thier ride as much as possible.

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That looks awesome. That exactly the stance I'm looking for. You wouldnt have any head on pictures of it would you?

I know guys get sick of the lift and tire size threads. But there is always someone updating thier trucks who haven't shown them, and common I mean who doesnt like a chance to show off thier ride as much as possible.

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This is as close as I got to a full frontal shot of the truck right now. I'll try to get ya some pics in a bit.
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That looks good. Which lift did you go with? I have been looking at the rough country and an icon.

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