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Leveling kit/Lift? Biggest tires without rub?

Hey everyone,
This is such a great site, the info is priceless. Anyway on to the questions.

When I got my '00 F250 7.3 4x4, the top leaf on the front drivers side was busted. I had a Rough Country leveling kit installed which raised the front 4" according to the installer. The rear was then 2" shorter than the front so I had a taller block put in to level the truck.

First question: Does this mean I have a 2" lift or 4" lift or other?

Second question: What is the biggest A/T tire I can use without rubbing?

The truck currently has 265/75 R16's

I'm new to truck modding (yes, I've got the bug). Your help would be appreciated.
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4" lift. The concern if your still on stock rims is rubbing your springs at full turn. 285s will do, and you MAY get away with a size bigger than that, even, but you should trial fit a tire and check it before purchasing to be sure. I do NOT recommend BFG ATs. They absolutely suck aBLEEPss in anything having to do with mud. I rue the day I decided to purchase them for Blizzard.

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Superduty's are all lower in the front, so what you have is ezactly what you said, 2" in the rear, and 4" in the front, it isn't a complete 2" or 4", it is what it is, but it does look good. I hope that "leveling kit" came with a adjustable, or new drop bracket for the tracbar, hopefully both. As for tires, trying one on is good advice and one that I would follow. Don't know what to say about the BFG AT's I have run a few sets of them on previous trucks and they were great tires. Maybe they have changed something???

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i put a 2.75" leveling kit on my 350, and i'm using 295/75/16 tires no problem my nitto terra grapplers are awsome.....
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