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Old 08-08-2010, 08:38 PM
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new truck looks shorter then others

did the dirty deed and traded in the 7.3 for the 6.4. so far im happy with the trade, except for the fact my truck looks shorter then the other 250 and 350's rollin around town. i know on my 99 7.3 they had different lift block in the rear from the factory. not sure if its the same with the new trucks. not sure if its because it still has the factory chrome 17" with 265's. any insight would be of help.
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I assume you mean hight wise shorter not lengthwise... The 6.4 is a heavier truck and will squat down a little more, especially on a stock truck.
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correct, hight wise. im trying to get pictures to post. like i said im not sure if its just the puny stock tires on the chrome 17" wheels that make my truck look short...or if in fact its just a short 4x4. the other trucks around here look like they have a solid 2 inches on my truck
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It's because stock tires on the 17" rims is a 31" tire. Trucks equipped with 18's have a 33" and 20's have a 34". So your truck is 3" lower because of the stock tire size.
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like Dixie said, the 20's make the trucks look tall
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Old 08-09-2010, 06:46 AM
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my 2010 350 with a leveling kit, and my old 2002 350 with a leveling kit are exactly the same height. With 34.75" tires, they both fit in the garage by 1/4"
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whats the largest tire i can fit under my fenders on my stock 17's withought a leveling kit
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did the dirty deed and traded in the 7.3 for the 6.4. so far im happy with the trade, except for the fact my truck looks shorter then the other 250 and 350's rollin around town. i know on my 99 7.3 they had different lift block in the rear from the factory. not sure if its the same with the new trucks. not sure if its because it still has the factory chrome 17" with 265's. any insight would be of help.
i just did the same thing i sold my 97 f350 2wd cclb and bought a 2008 f350 4x4 ccsb the king ranch edition with 20" wheels and it is like 2 feet taller than my old truck of course the 7.3 wa 2wd but i had 285's on it but im lovin the new truck
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whats the largest tire i can fit under my fenders on my stock 17's withought a leveling kit
I'm wondering about this also, can I fit some 35's on stock 17's without a level? I had 35's on my hemi dodge and at 70 it cruised at about 1500 rpms, will the 6.4 do ok like that also? I figure it should drop the rpms down to 1700 or so at 70 and might give better milage on the highway since it cruises at about 2k now.
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