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Old 10-02-2010, 01:47 PM
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I want a lift but need help finding one.

Hey guys this is my first post and I want a lift for my 97 f250 xlt 4x2 I want to keep it legal in PA so mabey 6-9 inch body lift with 36 in tires... Just post a link if ya can find something, I tried lookin but couldnt find anything for 4x2
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Old 10-02-2010, 02:09 PM
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6-9in body lift?... that would be so instable if someone were to run that.
body lifts are piont less and unsafe on a 3/4 diesel if you ever load it up those lift spacers can crush plus if its a 2wheel drive whats the piont in lifting it?
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:52 PM
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not much help man, its his first post soooo pull your head out of your a$$ and at least welcome him.... miller, body lifts are not the best, biggest iv heard of being made is a 3 inch lift but i would not do that. I have a 4x4 myself so cant be too much help i know i saw a thread on here for a 2x4 ill see if i can find it...im sure somebody else will chime in. try skyjacker they have a lot of kits out there.... you can use blocks in the back, maybe reverse shackle too, and then in the front i would guess spings and matching shocks... welcome to the org buddy!
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:36 AM
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for the coils in the front, you use the same spacers as f250s and broncos, however the stud extender that screws in under the spring is bigger for f250 and f350s 2wd. You also will need to get adjustable camber bushings. Ive wanted to level my 2wd f250 for the longest time but in the end, i dont want to really mess anything up.

heres a link to an article in diesel power magazine, they used an 87 f250, its the same front end and involves the same steps.

1987 Ford F250 Buildup - Rancho Shocks - Diesel Power Magazine
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:52 PM
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my bad.. welcome to org
i have got some pretty nastey responses to my posts, so i thought i put that pretty nice but if not sorry. im sure you can level off the front pretty easy and put some blocks in the back but with a 2 wheel drive you wont wanna go to far unless your just going for look, it wont matter how high you are because your still only going to have 2 tires spinning when you hit mud, sand, snow, or whatever (depending where you live)...
but if you want to lift it i would checked out rockymountainsuspension.com
there was a write up some where on here where some one took a 2wd and found some junk yard parts to make it a 4wd that could be a option too depending on how much you want to spend and how long your planning on keeping the truck.

good luck
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Old 10-07-2010, 07:40 AM
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Yea I plan on doing work with the truck like hauling wood, lumber cement blocks but is there any spacer that are made for weight bearing? I was thinking about looking for a 4x4 swap but I don't know money wise how much that would be, but I plan on havin the truck for another 300k miles if it last that long. (Knock on wood, it does)
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:31 AM
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these motors will run for ever if you keep up on maintance and watch your temp if you get into the power adders
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I would never use a body lift over 2 inches. I don't like them at all other than the fact it gives you better clearance for down pipes.
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