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Big lift, hauling, and gears question
I have a mostly stock 2012 F350 right now. All I've done is a few little cosmetic mods like tint and painted bumpers. I've always wanted to do a huge lift on a truck, and now that I can finally afford it I want to go ahead with it. I got a killer deal on some Fuel Hostages and 40x15.5x22 Toyo Open Country MT's, and want to lift it to fit. I want to have (more or less) zero chance of rubbing if I articulate the suspension a bit, am I going to be able to achieve that on an 8.5" lift like the pure performance kit? I was looking at either that or the Fabtech 10" 4-link setup.
Second is hauling. How will either of these setups do pulling a little bit of a load? In the winter time I leave my sled deck on, and keep my slip tank full so I'm usually driving around with about 600 pounds in the bed at any given time, and more when I do hit the mountains. Are either of these setups (the Pure Performance or the Fabtech) going to sag with weight on 'em? Would airbags help, if they even exist for this setup? I'd love to do a Kelderman kit but for the price of that kit I could do the fabtech, front and rear road armors, get some interior work done, and mod my sled some. Just not in the budget.
Lastly, what size differentials do these trucks come with? If I've done my math correctly, the truck with 40's and 4.56's should work out to roughly the same gearing as stock size tires with 3.73's so does anyone know a good place to find some 4.56's?
2012 F350 Lariat SRW CCSB 4x4 - Vermillion Red
Icon 7" Lift, BMF Novakane, 37x13.5x22 Toyo MT, MBRP Filter Back, 2WD Chin Spoiler, RDS 150 Gallon Tank