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post #1 of 21 Old 12-18-2009, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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Lifting a stock f250

just curious as to what lifts are ok to put on the stock f250 twin i beam front end. I have heard that its worth it to just put a D60 under it and be done but with funds im kinda in a pinch but i really want to lift my truck a bit. i was thinking about just doing an add a leaf. Advice or opinions??
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i am literally walking in from putting a d60 under mine, its worth every penny. I had previously installed a 4 inch lift with the twin i beam about a year ago, i wish i did the d60 swap first, you have to drop the pivot points of the axle and is a royal pain in the but. my truck sits higher now with the d60 than it did with the ttb axle, it was worth every penny


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An add-a-leaf will give you a harder ride, and possibly a hard time at the alignment shop to get the camber back to spec.

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You dont want to put an add a leaf under your ttb. If you think about it your axle is in a fixed geometry, and if you add more spring to it everything will be out of whack.
If you want to lift the TTB you need a Drop Bracket and the smallest lift with a drop bracket is a 2.5" and you can get that for about $400.
But yes a D60 would be worth it though.

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I replaced the frt springs with 2" overs...had to order the drop brackets from rough country to drop the axle piviot points. Also had to add 1" taller blocks to the rear. If i had the $$$ I would have done the D60 swap instead.

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I just did a Rough Country 4" lift on mine. The alignment shop spent a good bit of time on it, but it rides and drives great. I think it was around $640.
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cheepest & easyest is to fab your own body lift. w/ 2" you can easily fit 35" tires. not that hard either...

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i just ordered my 2" level for my f-250 from skyjacker.

i just need to buy my superlift alignment bushings, and i should be good to go. i have lifetime alignments at firestone, and a alignment machine at my shop.

i dont mind a rough ride, i already have clamped rear leafs, it already rides like a haywagon LOL

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For my .02, do not go with an add a leaf. My truck had one on it when I got it, and it was VERY stiff in the front end. If you enjoy the ride of your truck now, you will not like it with the add a leaf. The good thing about the add a leaf, is that the shocks don't wear out, as the springs doesn't move enough to involve the shock

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