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Lift ideas

So I'm doing a 60 swap here soon and am wanting to lift it at the same time, I'm pretty stuck on a 6in but can't seem to find a kit anywhere and I'm just having trouble finding everything, so I was wondering if y'all could help me out and give me some opinions and tell me where I can find a good 6in lift for my truck, thanks. And if anyone happens to have a pic of their truck with a 60 swap and lift (preferably ex cab long box) i'd like to see it so I can get an idea what it'll look like.

95 7.3 4x4 auto ex. cab LB, 3in DP into 7in single stack, K&N cold air intake, built tranny, fpr shim, HKS turbo timer, D60 with 6in springs, crossover steering.





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Here is a 6" all spring superlift..... call cary at CT PERFORMANCE INC.... he will hook u up with things u may not know....
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Could also leave ure leveling kit on ans do a 5" reverse shackle flip to give u over 6".... look ay companys like SKY MFG.....and PMF who just came out with all verious sizes that will also accept SD springs for a better ride and more options on springs as far as lifts go

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I dont know a lot about lift kits because they are illegal here and not worth the hassel, but "heavy duty suspension" is allowed.

When the dana 60 was put in my truck the guy figured he would just throw the entire f350 running gear in, rear springs,front springs, d60, blocks , steering ect.

and it sits about 5-6 inches higher then a stock f250.

and as far as i can tell its only the f350 suspention that makes it sit higher, the bigger suspension and the big blocks in the back from the f350.

not sure if that possible for you, should be if you have a parts truck with the d60.




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The f350 front springs make it sit no higher, the d60 is what raises the truck up 3 or so inches. The f250 springs are actually stiffer as they need to substain move movement in more ways. For the best ride u need to swap in the f350 springs

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With the shackle reversal do I have to run super duty springs or can I run obs springs till I get super duty ones?

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We developed the RS kit SD spring swap..and have all needed, PM or email me if I can help.
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^^^^ cary is the man to talk to!

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05 AXLE SWAP 3.73 - 2.5" PURE PERF. LIFT COILS - FOX SHOCKS
BTS TRANS - TYMAR DOWN PIPE - 4" EXHAUST
Waiting To Be Installed... gtx4294r, studs, springs, HPOP?
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Need to hi Jack thread for a moment. I have a 97 CC, short box, 4wd. Was swapping the 05 rear axle w/ 3:73 gears difficult? Did you have to do anything to your transmission so it didn't think you still had the 4:10 rear end? Did it increase fuel economy? Would you do it again?
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You can run stock springs if wanted..don't expect much ride improvement..IMO just wait and do all at one time.

Gearing..way to many varaibles when it comes to MPG's and gearing...most will but some won't get better with 3.73's

No change to the trans..you can recalibrate the spedo..

How hard...easy for me, with a lift easy without harder..but all not bad.

You must be able to cut, drill and weld...
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Need to hi Jack thread for a moment. I have a 97 CC, short box, 4wd. Was swapping the 05 rear axle w/ 3:73 gears difficult? Did you have to do anything to your transmission so it didn't think you still had the 4:10 rear end? Did it increase fuel economy? Would you do it again?
Even without the lift i didnt think it was all that bad. And yes, i would do it again. WORTH EVERY PENNY. Thanks again cary for the help!

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DIY INTAKE - HYDRA CHIP - MARTY'S E-FUEL - 250/200s
05 AXLE SWAP 3.73 - 2.5" PURE PERF. LIFT COILS - FOX SHOCKS
BTS TRANS - TYMAR DOWN PIPE - 4" EXHAUST
Waiting To Be Installed... gtx4294r, studs, springs, HPOP?
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