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99 2WD 7.3 4" lift?

To start out my truck has a FabTech 6" left kit on it now.

I looking for a way to get the front down about 2" or so to 3.5" to 4" of lift. Been looking for springs for ever, I go to SEMA every year for work so I have time to ask all the Manufactures and no one seems to have ever made a 4" kit for 2WD.

Will 4WD springs mount in a 2WD?

Can I put 6" Gas springs in the front and will they live with the extra weight?

Open for ideas. I have thought about cutting the front springs - the issue is bending them after cutting them so they will lock and mount on the truck after.
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Products > FORD 2WD > F250/F350 1999-04 > 4" Systems > Basic Systems

cross reference this kit with the 6 inch kit and see what you need to replace, might be able to get away with just ordering the 4" springs

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Products > FORD 2WD > F250/F350 1999-04 > 4" Systems > Basic Systems

cross reference this kit with the 6 inch kit and see what you need to replace, might be able to get away with just ordering the 4" springs
Alaskan thanks for the link - This is the kit they made for gas powered trucks - they say the springs will not hold up to the 7.3's weight. Not sure why they never did the same for Diesel's?

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Ok guys. I have a 99 f350 extended cab short bed with a 7.3. I bout it with stock. I put a t's 6 pos, Spectre intake and custom straight pipe. I want to put a lift on the old girl but I'm having trouble figuring out what to put on her. My buddy from michigan suggested hockey pucks under the leaf springs on the axel. ( I know that sounds effing retarded) I am on the budget range for around 250 at most. I have 12 inch long u bolt in the front so plenty of room for more leafs but I wanted to see what y'all would suggest. I would start a new thread but I am fresh meat and don't have the ability to start one yet. Help me out guys cus I really hat the nose dive look and I don't wanna put hokey pucks under my leafs hahahaha. My gf thinks the truck is already sexy as hell but an added lift will make her marry me hahaha.... Hopefully
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you could block the front or atleast, try a new set of excursion leafs. maybe that'll level her out.

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