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Old 05-06-2013, 09:34 PM
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FX/4 kit-truck ride higher?

Hey guys I just bought a brand new 2012 f-350.Full load lariat-But no FX/4 package.
My friend tells me they are 1.5" higher than without.I am aware of the skidplates and hill decent feature.
Id like to put some bilstiens in regardless.
Also is my rear diff a dana 60/or 70?
How can I tell if I have the 3.55 gears?
No finned diff cover and top overload springs only a single pack,if that means anything............
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:51 AM
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Go to this website, put in your VIN and check out your window sticker...I'm assuming you don't have one?

Should tell you everything about the truck.
http://researchmaniacs.com/VIN-Numbe...cker/Ford.html

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Old 05-07-2013, 06:42 AM
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Hey thanks for that great tip!!
Well Im happy to say its got the $390.00 3.55 locking option!.
Too bad about the FX4-but that doesnt worry me.
Anybody have an answer as to the FX4 trucks riding higher?
Thanks....
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:47 AM
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until a 6.7 owner post up lol

in the past the fx was skid plates/ shocks/ sticker, no ride height increase
and unless the 2012 changed you have a stearling 10.5 axle under a SRW truck
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:53 AM
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Dont know if its differant or not only bought fx4, I remember someone saying front was more level? But I dont know the diff. Riding high with seat down low is the only way !~
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:08 AM
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ford used to have a link to get your window sticker

worked for Me back when My truck was new enough to still Be in the data base

View your original window sticker - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:14 AM
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Hey thanks for that great tip!!
Well Im happy to say its got the $390.00 3.55 locking option!.
Too bad about the FX4-but that doesnt worry me.
Anybody have an answer as to the FX4 trucks riding higher?
Thanks....
No problem! I don't know about the diff, so hopefully someone else can chime in.

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Old 05-07-2013, 07:56 AM
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The Fx4 is skidplates and crappy shocks. Adding the skids is possible but expensive and the shocks are junk to begin with.

Ride height is the same.

You didn't miss out on much.
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:26 PM
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The Fx4 is skidplates and crappy shocks. Adding the skids is possible but expensive and the shocks are junk to begin with.

Ride height is the same.

You didn't miss out on much.

Well that makes me feel better,considering my job is aftermarket truck
accessories!LOL!
Great truck BTW-Hope its stays reliable for years to come[ya im an ex 6.0litre owner,so still have that bad taste in my mouth-lol]
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:30 PM
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on My 6.0 the fuel tank skid plate was the only useful improvement IMHO

and as soon as I installed a Tiatan 50 gal I had to loose it anyway LOL,
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