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Lift or no lift.... that is the question...
Alrighty... I just so happen to have a brand new set of 37X13.50R17 Mickey Thompson Baja Claw radials sitting at the house that I was going to use on a previous lift but never did because my truck was stolen.... I'm thinking of putting them to good use. But first I have a few questions before I decide for sure... I know all about gas trucks but this is my first DIESEL!!! and i'm getting some mixed opinions.
1. Am I going to have to get new gears to handle those 37"s? If so what do you reccomend? With a gas truck I would be looking at 4.56 as a minimum but I know diesels are different.
2. How much additional wear and tear is this going to put on my truck? Its only got 50,000 miles on it. The bottom line is its a daily driver and I need it to last.
3. How much will my fuel mileage suffer? I'm getting 19MPG right now...
4. How much lift should I go? 6.5", 8", or 8.5"?
5. Anyone got any pics?
Thanks for any help,
SSG U.S. ARMY
COB Speicher. Iraq
2002 F-250, SUPERCAB, SHORTBED, 4X4, 7.3L POWERSTROKE
AFE Stage II
MBRP 4" Stainless W/ Muffler Delete
Stainless Brake lines
4" Skyjacker Suspension Lift
Dual Front Shock Mount
Dual Steering Sabilizer
35X12.50R20 Toyo Open Country M/Ts
20X10 Moto Metal 951 (BLACK)
AutoMeter Pillar w/ Guages
John Woods Valve Body
ATS Ported Compressor housing
ITP Diesel Map Fooler
Last edited by AirborneJohn007; 09-10-2007 at 03:16 AM.