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post #1 of 13 Old 11-07-2007, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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Early 99 Suspension diff?

Hey all not new to the site but I think this is my first question or post. I have an early 1999 F350 4x4 4DOOR manufacture date of 2/98. I know most of the differences regarding the engine and such however I am going to add a suspension leveling kit or lift. Can anybody tell me exactly what the differences between the early 99's and the late 99,s. Ive searched the site and can't find anythin specific. Thanks Doug
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i think it is the u bolts I am not sure

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no, its the pitman arm off the steering box, that the difference, I know cuz I have a procomp lift in my early 99

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Its also the track bar, if you look at the bolts the early will be small(15mmbolt head and 18mm nut) the later ones are alot bigger.The pitman arm uses the same as a 97' model. I had that problem on mine when I lifted it.

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the lift company you buy from will have a different lift kit part number for the early 99 trucks. Call 4wheel parts, they have really good tech support from my experience with them. You get what you pay for, so dont buy a cheap "no name" lift just to save a few bucks, it will ride like sh*t. I had great luck with my procomp lift in my truck, and I have installed 2 others on 2 other superduties, all A++.

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U bolts, track bar & all mounting hardware & bolts, Rotors and pitman arm.

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Thanks for the information guys you great. Procomp is the the brand I was looking at as they were the only ones who actually advertised a early 99 lift.
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Pro comp 4" is what I have. I did not use the rear 1" block they sent with it. Nor did I use the rear U bolts. The rear blocks would make the rear higher and when I tow I air up the air bags. But I think it rides better than stock now.

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I plan on using my f250 4x4 to tow my fifth wheel.How does a lift affect the trailor connection.?
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yup Pro-comp is one of the only ones that sell the early 99 lift kits.....
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