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Old 10-13-2005, 02:04 PM
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4.5 or 6 inch lift? hmmm

4.5 or 6 inch... which way to go. With 1.5 inche difference I almost think the tires could make that up easily while giving the same look. So maybe I'm right, maybe I'm wrong. I was looking at pros and cons of each lift. I know about them somewhat, but I want more first hand knowledge.
-Ride quality between the two (i.e. smoothness and bump, etc.)
-Whats easier to maintain
-Tire clearance for each.. have an idea but numbers are nice
-Anything I should know about lifting in general anyway.

Things about my own ideas: I want it to look BAD! A little "i'm going to run your Honda OVER" look is always nice. I want the tires to sit even if not 2 inches or so past the fenders. (I know that is rims and tires but I want to get the image in your head) I want the black truck to look as mean as I can without going overboard. So any help would be awesome! Thanks fellow blue blooded bretheren!

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Old 10-13-2005, 04:03 PM
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LOL! Welcome Nate - you'll fit in JUST fine here.
I can't help you with the lift on an F250 (Wrangler would be a different story) but I'm sure someone with one will chime in.
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Ok lets start with a basic question.

1) What size tire are you wanting to run?
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I think 36inches might be the largest size I'd go. 38 would be nice; but I don't know what kind of problems I run into going bigger. 36 is big and should still keep it somewhat mellow at the same time.
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i know that starting in '05 all super dutys have the fenders cut to run 35" tires with stock suspension. i wold add a 1-2" body lift and try that.
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Ok I have 33's on my 02 with NO lift and get a rub when running off-road. 35's will fit but they will rub and give you trouble if you don't lift for proper clearance. A one or two inch lift is actually for leveling a rig as this really only lifts the front of the rig.

I have been looking to run 35's with a 4" lift. This will work however it is a minimum for 35". To fit the 36's and have the proper clearance and performance you need to run a 6" lift. A 4.5" lift will not be enough for the 36's.

I would recommend looking into a Donahoe lift. They make the best Ford lifts hands down. www.donahoeracing.com

Check out this F-250 SWB CC running 37" tires on a 6" lift. http://www.donahoeracing.com/cust_ga...?galleryID=102

Best prices I have found on Donahoe lifts is at http://www.performancelifts.com
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Hey Oreo if you've got any pics of your rig toss 'em in the garage, I'd love to see how it looks with 33's.
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uber crazy

Then if you want to go uber crazy with the lift you could get a kelderman air ride lift. http://www.keldermanairride.com/lift...ct=05FRDLIFT12 There's some pictures down at the bottom. You would have no problem fitting 38's. Now pricing. That's another story.
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Hey welcome Killer, it's great to have ya - even if you're a Dodge guy!
Just fyi - Your signature was a bit more than I want my daughters to see, so I removed it. You're more than welcome to have an anti PSD sig if you'd like but lets keep it kid friendly.

That is one sweet lift you sent the link to, thanks!
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this better

Oh sorry bout that. I was just curious so I came on over to this forum. Yea thats the kind of lift kit every self respecting patriotic man dreams about.
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