4" lift is off!!! - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 49 Old 04-19-2008, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
JBakerFX4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,542
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
4" lift is off!!!

Yup, the day finally came. Today my friend and I removed it. did the job out in my driveway, it took us roughly 6hrs including breaks. Which is not that bad, i was planning on a lot more. Had no issues, only broke 1 1/2" drive Craftsman ratchet somehow... but the whole project was a pretty much breeze. Then came the hard part. the guy giving me a hand, needed a hand... so he brought over this 2003? Avalance that needed a fuel pump... omfg. I hate GM proudcts and that job drove the point home. We spent 4hrs doing that fuel pump. what a pita that job was. the whole way the thing was desinged, sucked. Total crap design. I've owned so many GM's (used to be a big GM buff) and they're stuff has gotten better, but you can still tell it's a GM when you're working on it...


But I'm still riding on my 35" Xtreme AT's, and they look awsome on the stock truck. The pitman arm nut was interesting... the nut came off very easily even after it was torqued to 375 and loctited, which I watched. Dang pitman arm was one of the easiet bolts to get off. I cleaned it up very well and used Redloctite, and torqued it to 250 Lb/Ft, and then used a breaker bar to turn it more. and paint marked it. Went on a lot tighter than the sucker that came off. Either way, truck fits in garage now, easier to work out of the bed, still has a lot of ground clearance, 35's look rocking on it now and it's using all OEM parts. On shocks I did ended up going with Monroe Reflexes.

It's been a long day.... I'm getting out of here.

'09 Tacoma CC/SB, TRD Off-road.

NRA member
One Nation Under GOD!

Last edited by JBakerFX4; 04-19-2008 at 05:48 PM.
JBakerFX4 is offline  
post #2 of 49 Old 04-19-2008, 05:44 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
farmboypowerstroke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,416
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
why did you take your lift off?
farmboypowerstroke is offline  
post #3 of 49 Old 04-19-2008, 05:48 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
HorseMover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 869
Thanks: 5
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Still can't believe you pulled it off - seems like you are going backwards but whatever does it for you

2012 F-350 CC Lariat Dually
HorseMover is offline  
post #4 of 49 Old 04-19-2008, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
JBakerFX4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,542
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
$4.19/gal diesel is going backwards.

'09 Tacoma CC/SB, TRD Off-road.

NRA member
One Nation Under GOD!
JBakerFX4 is offline  
post #5 of 49 Old 04-19-2008, 05:57 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
HorseMover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 869
Thanks: 5
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by JBakerFX4 View Post
$4.19/gal diesel is going backwards.
It's only money man. How much difference could it make? I would keep the lift for 1-2 MPG. I would guess the tires would make a bigger difference then the lift.

2012 F-350 CC Lariat Dually
HorseMover is offline  
post #6 of 49 Old 04-19-2008, 06:02 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Ponca City, Okla
Posts: 1,089
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via MSN to Blue01F250 Send a message via Yahoo to Blue01F250
Nice! Need pics!

I'm not a fan of lifted trucks, so I bet it looks awesome!
Blue01F250 is offline  
post #7 of 49 Old 04-19-2008, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
JBakerFX4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,542
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
1-2 MPG is a big difference over 20k/yr when diesel is $4.19/gal and rising. Not to mention it can sleep in the garage now too. Sounds like theres a lot of people that want to buy a lift, I know where they can get a great deal on one And I can lean over the bed rail and actually drink a beer, or reach the bed to get something out. I think these trucks stock are pretty good size. I rather have a Detroit Locker on a stock truck vs a lift and open diffs. so, just b/c I dropped my lift, doesn't mean I won't be going places.

'09 Tacoma CC/SB, TRD Off-road.

NRA member
One Nation Under GOD!

Last edited by JBakerFX4; 04-19-2008 at 06:45 PM.
JBakerFX4 is offline  
post #8 of 49 Old 04-19-2008, 06:43 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
jamstoyz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: michigan
Posts: 4,241
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
yeah pics. i think its gonna look sweet with the 35's and stock height. lifted trucks are over rated anyways. just kiddin

05 Single Cab Short Bed
*03 Turbo*Stroked Injectors*AFE Stage 2*Small mouth Intake*SCT With Eric's Extreme Race*4.30 Gear*Best ET 13.5@99MPH*
jamstoyz is offline  
post #9 of 49 Old 04-19-2008, 07:25 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: America
Posts: 6,782
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Gonna kinda look like this.
2005F250 is offline  
post #10 of 49 Old 04-20-2008, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
JBakerFX4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,542
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
yup... just put some stock 20's on it, and factory running boards lifted 2". I'm very curious to see how this affects hwy MPG's now. I'll try an get some pics today.

'09 Tacoma CC/SB, TRD Off-road.

NRA member
One Nation Under GOD!
JBakerFX4 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome