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6" Lift with what tires

Im looking to get a lift and tires soon.
Im set on getting a 6" lift for my 2003 F-250 7.3.

Which brand should i get?
i was thinking fabtech, skyjacker, superlifts, or pro-comp.

Which would you guys recommended.

Also should i go with 37 or 35 inch tires?

Any one with pics of a similar setup or any suggestion/preference would be great.

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i would go with bds that is what i have. it has a no questions asked lifetime warranty, plus it still rides almost the same as it did stock.

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where did u get your bds from?

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truckin speacialties in springfield illinois. i think it was about 850. mine is 4 inch it clears 35's no problem plus you can still tow with it or put stuff in the back. 6 was alittle to high to still use the truck for what it was made for. jmo

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Im looking to get a lift and tires soon.
Im set on getting a 6" lift for my 2003 F-250 7.3.

Which brand should i get?
i was thinking fabtech, skyjacker, superlifts, or pro-comp.

Which would you guys recommended.

Also should i go with 37 or 35 inch tires?

Any one with pics of a similar setup or any suggestion/preference would be great.

thanks
Mine is an 05 but look at my garage 6 inch fabtech with 38's
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y does ur truck have the old style mirrors slappy

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y does ur truck have the old style mirrors slappy
You know I'm missing the engine cord the mirrors the leather seats the power seat. the sun roof. AHHHHHHHHHHHH. I got it so cheap from enterprize it was 9 months old and had 20,000 I had too move fast there where five for sale in the whole area, when I was looking and they all had stuff on them or they wanted over $38,000 for an 03. I guess they make en without all the up grades. I am doing the mirrors next.I look around and never see a smoker with my mirrors?
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i have the 6 '' bds on my 02 with 37'' s they still rub when i turn to the left even after trimming . i am thinking about another 1.5'' maybe with spring hangers or shackles. or either going back to 35'' s with the next tires. the bds rides as good or better than stock.

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I have 4" with 35's and the ride is still good (pics in my garage). The tires will rub just every once in a while if I am making a turn into a place that is uneven. I think if you go with 6" you would want the 37's, just for filling up the fenderwell. I can still tow anything I put behind it so far. You are probably getting on the edge of effective towing with the 6" set up. Just my

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What lift?

Mine doesn't rub unless I'm at full lock. Tires rub a little on leaf springs. A different offset rim should solve that problem. Lift is by Revtech. I was a little skeptical about it until I let a friend use my truck. He has a stock F250 without a canopy and needed to haul a midget frame out of the weather. He said my truck rides better than his does. His opinion counts for a lot in my book. He used to race and win in the Formula Mazda series.

The lift is a bit tall, but will look the best with 37's. It will probably perform better with 35's. Of course you will have to recalibrate your speedo. Mine was about 16% off. At 55 MPH on the speedo I was actually doing 65. Hopefully I can find a way to get some pictures of my rig on this forum ( I'm kind of computer illiterate).

I had the lift installed by Les Schwab who is kind of local to the NW. Good luck.

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