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post #1 of 21 Old 10-18-2009, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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lifting a 2006 ford f350 crew cab lb.

Hi everyone I am new to the site and am looking for some advice on lifting my first super duty. Love the truck but it definitely needs to be lifted... I had a 89 yj back in the day with 40's on her so I am looking to run 38s on my duty.. Any advice on which lift kit is or works the best? I am also looking at complete kits and whatever else i would need to do with teh lift. such as lengthening drive shaft, carrier bearing spacer? Any help would be awesome thanks from a proud super duty owner!
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Is the truck at daily driver, or do you do some offroading with it as well?
Do you want to run 38/15.50s or 38/13.50s?

I'd go with a 8-12" lift depending on tire/wheel combo and use.

Let me know and I can let you know what will work best for your needs
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I think i would rather run 38 x 15.5s or even try out those new super swampers (ssm16) but they make a 37 or 40 inch tire. Those look pretty cool and would be nice to run a daily driver with since i do like to do some offroading too. My truck will be daily driven so i understand gas mileage will go out the window and thats ok somewhat for now, then later maybe add some more aftermarket goodies to help improve mileage, gearing, new exhaust etc. So maybe it would be nice to be able to run 40's as well?
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For 38" tires you are looking at a 8" lift. For 40" tires it is recommended that you go to a 12" lift. With 8" lift (correct me if I'm wrong) drive shaft won't need to be lengthened but if you go up to a 12" lift then you will need to extend your drive shaft. Also, as with everything else is the money difference.
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ya i think i would go with the 12 inch kit just to have more options for tire sizes... I was looking at the Rize industries 12 inch 4link kit but it is for the front suspension only... so then i would still have to do something about the back... I have heard mixed opinions about lifting the back as well. Some say to keep the stock springs and use blocks (cause the stock springs are a stiffer material) and others say to get new springs and or blocks.? whats the difference?

How much would you have to lengthen your driveshafts?? front and rear?? just rear?
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For a 12" lift I'd recommend running the Icon 5" rear springs and then the One Up Offroad Traction blocks:
One Up Offroad Traction Blocks - 1999-2008 F250/350 & Excursion - Rear Traction Block Systems - Truck Toyz Store


For the drivelines I would recommend indexing the transfer case (lowers the front output for a better angle) and then you'll most likely end up needing to get an aftermarket rear shaft to completely eliminate the vibrations.

We sell Rize:
Rize Industries 12 Inch Quad Link System - 2005-2007 F250/F350 SRW - 2005-2007 F250/F350 SRW 4wd - Truck Toyz Store


And also we sell One Up Offroad:
One Up Offroad 300 Series 12 Inch Front Suspension System for 2005-2007 FSD F250/F350 SRW - 2005-2007 F250/F350 SRW 4wd - Truck Toyz Store


OUO is definitely the top of the line suspension system available for these trucks.

Let me know if you have any questions or would like a couple different quotes with different options.
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okay so if I wanted to run 38's could i even get away with just an 8 inch lift and not have to screw with driveshafts and such? Or would i only be able to run 37's without rubbing? I am still trying to think of it as my daily driver/trail rig/tow rig.
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okay so if I wanted to run 38's could i even get away with just an 8 inch lift and not have to screw with driveshafts and such? Or would i only be able to run 37's without rubbing? I am still trying to think of it as my daily driver/trail rig/tow rig.
To be sure to have no rubbing I'd stick with a 37/13.50.

38/15.50s will rub under a 8"....I'd go with at least 10".
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Thats what i think i will do then is get the 8inch kit and try those new 37. 13.5 m16 swampers on a set of 20 inch rims... just have to find some i like i guess lol
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Take a look at the Installs section of our gallery....you'll see quite a few different wheels to pick from for the Super Duty.

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