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Old 03-29-2012, 07:52 PM
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Need Pics!! Stuck between 6" lift and 4" lift

So i Have picked out my new wheels and pretty much decided on a tire, I just haven't decided on a lift height... I have done some searching around and found a very similar thread on another ford site but it was from 05 so almost all the links to pics were dead.. Anyway im ready to order everything, but can't decide wether to go 4" or 6".. I was looking at a rough country kit and was told that they "settle" alot and you can loose about an inch maybe more from it..

Before hearing this i was kind of sold on the 4" because I tow a decent amount of weight pretty often and this is also my daily driver. Now im split between three set ups tho.

1) 4" rough country with 35" tires (will it 'settle' too much??)
2) 6" rough country with 35" tires (tires might look too small??)
3) 6" rough country with 37" tires (looks cool on 37's and they aren't too much more than 35s but not too sure about having it as a DD and tow rig, any input?)

Pics and opinions Please...
Also how many of you guys that went with the 4" later regreted not getting 6"?

03 F350 6speed reg cab. Pretty sure it's got 3.73's in it ill double check in the morning
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:44 AM
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Sig pic is 4" lift and 33" tires (315/75/16)


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I thought 315/75 was almost a 35? I could be wrong.. Truck looks good, I might stick with the 4". Have you noticed any real power loss? If you tow has it caused any problems? also did you notice any spring sag or 'settling' after install?
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315's are almost 35 inches. 285's are 33's


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6" and 35's (315's) Needs 37's to look good.
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:50 AM
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Nope, she still tows great, usually I don't even know I have a load. As for the sagging I don't think that it has settled too much. No more than a factory set up would over time.


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yeah the 35s look a little empty in a six inch. Average, the pic in your sig is that with the same set up? looks a little lower for some reason. And thanks 01crewcab, thats what i wanted to hear. Thats really my main concern with doing any lift or tires. I checked my axle code and i only have 3.73s.. Although I think i might be sold on the 35s, how bad do you think it would be with 37s on a tow rig with only 3.73s? Regearing isn
t in the budget.
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:20 PM
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I have a 3.73 LSD as well. I wouldn't go bigger than 35" tires personally with out re gearing. Just me though.


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Sign is 35's and 4 inch
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:51 PM
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hollister you have any more pics? thats a clean lookin truck
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