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Questions about lifting an E99 F250

OK my truck is an early 99 F250 4x4. I have the 4" factory block. I am running 35s. I found a deal on a new Skyjacker soft ride 6" lift kit that has springs front and rear. It's new and has never been installed. It has the brackets for the track bar. The problem is that it is for a 2001 F250 gas truck. My truck has the 7.3 diesel. So my questions are.
1. Can I use this lift if I get the correct u bolts for the front?
2. Because my truck is diesel and the kit is for gas is it going to sag real bad?
3. If I take the factory lift blocks out will the back sit lower than the front?
4. Do I need a dropped pitman arm?
5. Are the factory brake lines long enough?

Thanks for any insight you guys have.
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You'll need a drop pitman arm. People told me that my stock brake lines were long enough but I ended up having to buy extended brake lines Not sure on your other questions...

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the springs wont be heavy enough for the diesel


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Does the diesel weigh that much more than the v10 or 5.4?
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yea the diesel is much heavier its 999lbs dry if i remember correctly so springs for a gasser will suffer

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How much are e talking a far as sag. THis lift kit is free to me for the most part. But if it's going to sag real bad or be dangerous I don't want to do it.
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Free? DO IT! So it sags, so what? It's likely to level the truck, if it sags, then it's just back to the stock front-lower bias, which I personally prefer. I leveled my red truck just for tire clearance issues, and want to lift the rear to match it, as it is now, it sits level empty, and the rear sags bad when it has any load at all, and I tow alot...

As long as it has an adjustable track bar, you will be able to compensate for the sag as it happens, and the heavy motor will make it ride smoother, I would think.

I wouldn't recomend buying one for the gasser truck and using it with a diesel, but if you don't have much invested in it, why not do it?

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If your gunna go to all the trouble of lifting your truck do it right...


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If you decide to not use it, I'd buy it from you, for a 'reasonable' price, concidering what you might have in it... and where it is located!

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yea the diesel is much heavier its 999lbs dry if i remember correctly so springs for a gasser will suffer
And around 1200lbs wet.... twice as much as a gasser.

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If your gunna go to all the trouble of lifting your truck do it right...
Exactly. Dont waste your time and worry about ****ty quality of lower weight springs.
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