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post #1 of 4 Old 01-27-2010, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
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Gonna drop my lift

Need some info as I am about to drop the 8" lift that my F250 (95') came with to a 2.5" kit I bought, its made by Tuff Country.

Problem is, when I ordered the parts I didn't know too much about PSD or Ford trucks but I've come to realize that I think I have a D60 front axle setup its a solid axle.

I guess stock is suppose be D50 IFS correct?

Anyhow, does anyone know if that kit will work with the D60 axle, like the U-bolts and the axle pivot brackets.

The rear is lifted by two stacked blocks, is the rear suppose to be on some kind of stock lift block do I need that?

Since my lift is 8" do you think my drive shafts are still original.

Any other issues I don't know about?

Thanks alot fellas.

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Axle pivot brackets are for the ifs only, u-bolts should be the same. The rear comes factory with like a 2 inch block. the driveshafts are probably not original. Find a f-250 pickup same cab/bed configuration as ur truck thats stock height, take a tape measure and measure both front and rear driveshafts and compare them to yours, its free to compare them that way lol. What size tires are on it? its possible that the gear ratio has been changed to compensate for larger tires. So if your going to a smaller tire, you wont need a real "low" (numerically high) gear ratio. I do not suggest stacking blocks because it is a torque amplifier, it will cause leaf spring wrap up and wheel hop.

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if you live by Chicago I have a buddy who would help you get it off and prolly wanna buy your old lift.

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I live over in Los Angeles area, i got the lower lift kit in but I also decided to take out a few of the front leaf pack, i think its too low i have a d60 axle and the engine cross member seems kinda close and my track bar won't fit in it now, i think the track bar is for a higher lift, its has an angle to it.

I'm gonna put those leafs back in but i'm concerned that the track bar would hit the x-member if i hit a big bump, does anyone know if i get a straight track bar with a drop down bracket, could it still hit the x-member?

I'd be willing to sell the lift parts to your buddy but those springs are pretty heavy to ship, would he want the longer u-bolts and blocks?
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