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New guy, got questions on lift

Hey everyone,

Going to be buying a new F250 very soon and want to lift it right out of the box. I want to run a 35x12.5 or 13.5 -20 on a 20x9 or 20x10 wheel with around 4.5-5" bs.

How high do I gotta lift the truck so I'm sure not to rub? I don't want to go too high with it because it's gotta fit in my garage, and I also may end up putting a plow on the front. I'm thinking a 2.5" - 3" kit. Will this work? And some suggestions for what kind of lift I should get also?

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2009 correct?
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I have a 3" rough country, that i fit 325/50/22 terra grapplers under mine. the lifts for sale ill sell it cheaper than a new one if you want it. less than 1,000 miles on it. fits in my garage btw, ive already taken it off to go bigger. pm me if interested

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Hey everyone,

Going to be buying a new F250 very soon and want to lift it right out of the box. I want to run a 35x12.5 or 13.5 -20 on a 20x9 or 20x10 wheel with around 4.5-5" bs.

How high do I gotta lift the truck so I'm sure not to rub? I don't want to go too high with it because it's gotta fit in my garage, and I also may end up putting a plow on the front. I'm thinking a 2.5" - 3" kit. Will this work? And some suggestions for what kind of lift I should get also?

Thanks.
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I don't have it yet, but it will be a new 2009 or 2010 Crewcab short box depending if I can find an 09 with the options I want by the time I buy it (About a month or month and a half) and I want to have all my ducks in a row by the time I go to pick it up.

I looked at the RC lift... but weren't there issues with it? I know I read about someone getting the death wobble?
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I don't have it yet, but it will be a new 2009 or 2010 Crewcab short box depending if I can find an 09 with the options I want by the time I buy it (About a month or month and a half) and I want to have all my ducks in a row by the time I go to pick it up.

I looked at the RC lift... but weren't there issues with it? I know I read about someone getting the death wobble?
yeah there problem was with the trac bar bushings/ bar they made, they no longer do they make a drop bracket, which i have

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So the new RC drops the stock track bar? What does it do to bring the alignment back to where it's supposed to be? That seemed to be an issue also. 3" seems to be the biggest you can go before stepping up into the 4.5+ $$$ lifts right?
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Using a truck for snow plow duty I would recommend keeping the stock springs as they handle the weight well (assuming you get the snow plow package on it).
Depending on the size and weight of the plow, you may want to upgrade to 7000lb Ford coils (come on F-450/550 trucks). The 7000lb coils handle my 9'2" Boss Power-V XT very well on my 07 F-350.

As for the leveling system. With that use in mind I would recommend the BDS 2" spacer system. Steel spacer that is bolted to the axle under the coil seat. It also includes the caster cams which is really nice.
I would recommend adding the Icon Adjustable trac bar (click on the customize button) as well. Not "necessary" for install but a nice upgrade that keeps the front axle centered under the truck.

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