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post #1 of 12 Old 06-20-2010, 05:17 AM Thread Starter
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4.5" lift questions

i ordered a 2.5" front leveling pack with lift shackles for a 2 inch lift to go with them, giving me a total of 4.5 up front. i also ordered the 4" lift blocks for the rear giving me 2 inches more in the back. what size tires should i be able to put on without cutting anything. i was told 37x14.50r16s will fit but i dont want to spend the cash on some to find out they wont. if anyone is running the same lift can chime in that would be great.

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I have a 4" Lift and 35" Tires rubbed a little. I think it depends a lot on the offset of your wheels. I have cut a little and would like to run 37" next. Check out my post titled "Special's Fender Well Liner Mod" to get rid of the rubbing.
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35" max, you need more than what you have ordered to get your front correctly lifted...
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I have 37" x 13.5 tires on my 04 F350 and I have a 4.5" lift. I did need to do some cutting here and there in the front but no rubbing. Keep in mind, I do not do any serious off roading.

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you should consider my tires and rims would look great on your truck and not that expensive......
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35/12.50s will fit or possibly squeeze some 35/13.50s in there.

37/14.50s will not fit.


Be sure to use a trac bar bracket, drop pitman arm, shocks, etc.. when combining those two lifts for a 4.5" lift.
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I am considering doing the same and I planned on running 35's but my question is that with this lift what size lift shocks will I need?
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I am considering doing the same and I planned on running 35's but my question is that with this lift what size lift shocks will I need?
For a 4.5" lift on a 99-04?

Spring pack type leveling system coupled with a hanger and shackle?
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so here is what i did, sorry i have not got back to this for a while, computer broke and had to send it off. i did the 2.5" spring pack with a 2 inch lift shackle (got 2.5 out of it) in the front with 4 inch blocks in the rear, truck sits level and 35x12.50s mounted on a 16x10 rim (unknown offset, more than stock though) fit all the way around, i did have to cut the plastic trim on the bottom of the bumper. i only had to cut about a half an inch, but i cut more just to be safe. i did the spring pack then took it to the 4x4 shop and they did the shackles and extended the pan hard bar, i plan on buying an extended pan hard bar next month. the rear shocks definetly have to be replaced so i am going to go with plus 2" on those since i had stock 2" blocks back there. the 4x4 guy said to go plus 3" in the front since the spring pack retains the stock shock position. over all the ride is nice and i have no complaints. truck is next door now getting the alignment. one note, make sure you use tapered lugnuts if your new wheels require them, i bought the wheels used and put new tires on them didnt think anything of it, went around the block and lost 3 lugnuts, bought tapered lugs and no issues.

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any pics? and yes dcspecial thats what I was considering
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