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post #1 of 5 Old 10-12-2010, 06:25 AM Thread Starter
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help with decision pros-cons

I have an 03 6.0 love it but im considering droping the lift some. it is 8" with 36" right now. im kinda starting to get tired of everything that comes from having large mud tires. i'm thinking either dropping to leveling kit or maybe 3-4". being as high as it is now has kinda lost most of its practicallity of being able to use it for what it's ment for (ex. towing) I like wide tires so i'm also curious what size can i get away with each choice. i know a friend that had a 02 stock suspension and cleared 325/60r18 i think. i would like to maybe go wider but i don't want it to rub at all under normal turns (hitting a bump while turning and rub a little i'm not worried about).

please give me you opinions. i would like to maybe hear from some of you who have done similar or the same thing.

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03 F350 6.0 SRW 4X4 lariat

481hp 832tq

8" super lift 385/70r16 Toyo MT's
FatBoy traction bars
Durastroke stg1
intake
MBRP 5" straight pipe
Custom tuned by Vivian "Looney Wild Track"
Edge Insight CTS
Zoodad mod
high idle mod
6.4 banjo bolts
Updated fuel pressure regulator (Blue spring mod)
EGR cooler delete
6K 55w HID's
6k 35w fog HID's
B&W turnover ball


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I have a 4" lift on my 04 with 35" tires and thats about as high as I wanted to go so I could still tow my toyhauler and also be able to get my dirtbikes in back. I like the look of a 6" lift but no way it was going to be practical for my use.
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i'm kinda biased in my opinions about lifting trucks so high that their towability is basically removed because i bought mine to use everyday as a work truck and to tow equipment, since thats what a trucks for
But if you do'nt have to actually tow with it, i'd say just drop it down to a 4" lift and run a set of 35's then you can still tow with it without any questions

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yea i don't tow often but i do tow the ocasional car to the race track. i would be fine towing if i had a 10-12" drop hitch. i have an 8" now and it works but trailer dosen't sit level enough.

03 F350 6.0 SRW 4X4 lariat

481hp 832tq

8" super lift 385/70r16 Toyo MT's
FatBoy traction bars
Durastroke stg1
intake
MBRP 5" straight pipe
Custom tuned by Vivian "Looney Wild Track"
Edge Insight CTS
Zoodad mod
high idle mod
6.4 banjo bolts
Updated fuel pressure regulator (Blue spring mod)
EGR cooler delete
6K 55w HID's
6k 35w fog HID's
B&W turnover ball


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