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post #1 of 15 Old 04-24-2008, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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How much lift do I have?

May seem like a silly question. But I recently bought my 05 and am wondering what lift is on it. I've been mostly a Chevy man, and am still getting used to these Ford thingies. I'm loving the truck though!

I've got 35x12.5R17s mud terrains on it.

There are 4" blocks in the back, and what look like about 4" spacers above the coil springs in the front. It's got Rancho shocks for what it's worth.

I'm guessing it's a 4" lift.

Also, I measured about 21" to the receiver hitch. What size of drop hitch should I get? A 2" drop?

I'm going to have to get fender flares for this beast. The wider tires are making a complete mess of the side of the truck. Tons of rock chips and just a general mess!

Looks sweet though.

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looks to be a 4 inch, If it has blocks in the back its not a leveling kit so it almost has to be a 4. Its a good lookin truck.

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I'm guessing 4", but something doesn't look quite right. I'm not positve, but, the front axle doesn't look centered in the wheel well. It might just be an illusion. You have spacers on the front springs? Its not a Rancho kit, I have that and it comes with new, taller springs. Do you have the original radius arms? Does it have some type of drop down bracket for them? Take more pics.

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ya it looks like the tires would rub like crazy. proly just the way its sittin

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I'm going to go out in my pole barn and find my old rear blocks, to measure them. BRB

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i think its an illusion the front wheels look like there turned a little when he took the pics. Good lookin truck!!

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Does it rub at all? At full lock to the left?

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My old factory rear blocks are about 3 3/4", so it might be a leveling kit up front, but you usually only need 2 1/2" up front to level it IRC. Let some others chime in.

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D7rxr, the 250s only have a 1 7/8" block factory. My SkyJacker leveling kit looks like a 4 inch spacer up front but it doesn't give that much lift, I had to put an add-a-leaf in the rear which gave me around 2 inches over factory, but I am dead level or slightly under. So it may be a level kit...

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I didn't even think about the 250 - 350 difference. Regardless, man I think your rig looks good man, long as you don't have rubbing issues, I wouldn't worry bout it.

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2005 F350 CC SB SRW LARIAT
Black on Gray
Avic Z3 w/rear cam
4" Rancho lift
35" BFG ATs
4" Silverline SS no cat
SCT x3
Banks Ram Air intake
Diamond Plate toolbox/fuel tank combo
Tons of SS trim.
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