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post #1 of 62 Old 10-26-2009, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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Working on installing my lift (Funny pics)

So I have been itching to lift my powerstroke ever since I got it and I finally started the project a few weeks back. The truck is older and I have tried to clean everything really well and paint it as I have put it back together in hopes that one day everything will look shiny and new, but its a slow process.

Nonetheless here are the pictures of the process. My truck is an F250 so I ditched the stock junk TTB front axle and installed a straight axle Dana 60 for strength and to avoid alignment issues once lifted.










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I get my drop pitman this week so that I can get my steering to a more negotiable angle and then I will be replacing the steering joints as a temporary solution for steering. I will eventually change the steering to go over the leaf springs, but for now the stock setup will have to do the work.

I am hoping to start on the rear in the next week or so depending on the weather and I am still waiting on my rear leaf springs to arrive. Still need to install shocks, but I didn't want to order them until I have my ride height all set and know the travel of the suspension.

I am also installing a hydroboost setup to increase my braking power, which is currently in progress as time allows.

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Wow, you weren't kidding about lifting that thing, DAMN LOL

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Needs valve springs, fuel system, more air, Dana 60, and a BTS..

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jeez that is gonna be one big dually

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^^^^ Thats what I was thinking....


I just have one question. Why didn't you wait until you had everything and do it all at once.

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I originally planned on only doing my reverse shackle install, but then I found a set of lift springs for a good price locally and it was all down hill after that. Its not my daily driver so I just take my time and order things as needed. The lift is also a mix of different vendors items and not a bolt in kit in an attempt to save money.

The best reason is the HOA president lives down the street from me and even though my truck is ugly as hell right now there is nothing he can do about it since it runs and drives in its current state. He complained to the HOA company and they said as long its not disabled it can stay just how it is. When I'm done I might just have to park it in front of his house to remind him of my small victory.

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F150 Lariat seats
AFE Stainless exhaust
Hydroboost
Hi-Steer arm with drag link
Gauge faces all switched to white
3 POD pillar with Boost, EGT, Fuel Pressure
5.5" Shackle Reversal Kit
Southbend Single mass flywheel conversion
Southbend CON-OFE clutch kit
Tony Wildman 6 position chip
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I originally planned on only doing my reverse shackle install, but then I found a set of lift springs for a good price locally and it was all down hill after that. Its not my daily driver so I just take my time and order things as needed. The lift is also a mix of different vendors items and not a bolt in kit in an attempt to save money.

The best reason is the HOA president lives down the street from me and even though my truck is ugly as hell right now there is nothing he can do about it since it runs and drives in its current state. He complained to the HOA company and they said as long its not disabled it can stay just how it is. When I'm done I might just have to park it in front of his house to remind him of my small victory.
I hear ya bud. It will look good when you get it all done. Fill her up and park her in front his house and just let it idle for an hour...or a day which ever when you get it done lol

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are you installing it on that driveway? lol that thing does down hill!!!

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are you installing it on that driveway? lol that thing does down hill!!!
That was my first thought!




Thats gonna be one sick truck.

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That's funny right there! LOL So are you gonna keep it a dually or stuff a pair of 44's under the rear fenders?

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