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Need help on picking lift for my birthday

Getting a lift kit for my Birthday and have no clue what to get. Want a 6" lift but unsure about still being able to snow plow and tow a 4000lb trailer. If unable to plow or tow I will get a 4.5" lift. What would be a good lift, again I am new to lifts and have no clue what to get? Also can I fit 37" tires with no rubbing? So spend my dads money and show me some lifts. Also does anyone have any pictures or height refrences for a 4.5" and 6" lift. Picture with someone standing next to truck would be great.

2006 6.0 F250 psd extcab 4x4 long bed
5" MBRP exhaust with cat delete.
X3 SCT with custom tunes by DJ
35" Pro Comp All terrain A/T
6" BDS lift Kit from Truck Toyz
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Lots of pics:
http://www.trucktoyzperformance.com/...earch-blue.php


Either will most likely require some customization of the plow frame that's mounted to the truck.

Towing will depend on weight. The bigger the tire, the sooner you will want to regear for heavier loads.
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Lots of pics:
http://www.trucktoyzperformance.com/...earch-blue.php

Towing will depend on weight. The bigger the tire, the sooner you will want to regear for heavier loads.
Well if I have 35" or 37" tires and towing around 4000lbs will I need to regear if I have 3.73 gears

2006 6.0 F250 psd extcab 4x4 long bed
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X3 SCT with custom tunes by DJ
35" Pro Comp All terrain A/T
6" BDS lift Kit from Truck Toyz
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I have a 6" fabtech with 37" tires. I haul 14k trailers all the time with no problems

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I have a 6" fabtech with 37" tires. I haul 14k trailers all the time with no problems
What are you geared at?

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X3 SCT with custom tunes by DJ
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Well if I have 35" or 37" tires and towing around 4000lbs will I need to regear if I have 3.73 gears

Should be fine.


I'll also add that everyone's opinion of when you "need" to regear is different.
There are guys with 38s and 3.73s that tow and say it's fine.....while just daily driving I thought that 38s and 3.73s sucked (I run 4.56s now).
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What are you geared at?
4.10.........

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Alright well what kits are good? Give me excate kits. Anyone know about Plowing?

2006 6.0 F250 psd extcab 4x4 long bed
5" MBRP exhaust with cat delete.
X3 SCT with custom tunes by DJ
35" Pro Comp All terrain A/T
6" BDS lift Kit from Truck Toyz

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Alright well what kits are good? Give me excate kits. Anyone know about Plowing?

I know a little bit about plowing....here's my 07 work truck:





With plowing in mind....I'd probably lean towards a BDS suspension, you could also do an Icon 5.5" for the 35s but it will sag a little more under the weight of the plow since Icon uses progressive rate coils for a soft ride. The BDS 6" with rear springs or a rear traction block would be my choice for a lift while hanging a big blade off of the front.
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How is this kit Ford F250 Lift Kit - 2005-2007 4x4 truck - 6" Kits by Tuff Country Suspension

2006 6.0 F250 psd extcab 4x4 long bed
5" MBRP exhaust with cat delete.
X3 SCT with custom tunes by DJ
35" Pro Comp All terrain A/T
6" BDS lift Kit from Truck Toyz
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