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I have an early 99 F250 4x4 6sp. I have already gotten rid of the stock air intake and replaced it with a S&B intake. Future plans are a 4" mbrp turbo back, guages, and a chip, in that order. What chip is the best for an early 99 6 speed with an intake, gauges, and a 4" exhaust? What guages do I need for a 6 speed other than egt and boost, if any?
My current project I am interested in is leveling it. Early 99s are apparently hard to find kits for, so I am wondering what my best bets are. I understand the early 99s come stock with 3" rear blocks and the newer trucks come with 2". Is this true? What will get me the closest to level if this is the case?
I have found a couple mini pack kits, I am just wondering if this is the best way to go. I tow with the truck nearly daily, not a lot of weight, but enough. I know this probably won't have much effect on the front end, but I need to make sure I get the best bang for the buck. I have also heard of replacement springs, shackle kits, and add a leafs. I'm not interested in roughening up the ride and I've heard a leafs and replacement springs will do this, but they aren't out of the picture if they are my best bet.
Also, I understand you need an adjustable track bar when you level it. I haven't been able to find any for the early 99. What is recommended? Will the late 99-04 adjustable track bar work? Will new shocks be needed?
I know this question has been asked many times before, but I have the stock 16x7 wheels on the truck now. Once leveled, what is the biggest tire I can fit on the stock rim. Seeing as I tow and sometimes have to back up or make turns at full lock, tires that rub on the springs at full lock are not an option. I have heard that 315/75r16s will do this. What tire is my best bet? I've seen 285/75r16 and they don't seem to fill in the fender enough. I understand 305/70r16 is the same diameter, just a bit wider, but again, they just aren't tall enough. I'd get new wheels and tires, but want to get the exhaust, guages, chip, etc first, so just trying to get by with tires now.
Thanks in advance.