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Need Help on deciding!!!

Okay well i have been looking at buying a lifted 7.3 CC PS for sometime now and i have it narrowed down to 2 trucks that are in my interest. I still have to go check them out and look them over etc etc. Well anyways One truck (red) has a 12inch lift, what i was wondering is how drivable is the truck? Such as.. will it ride stiff? Etc. Also the other truck i am looking at (Green) has a 9inch lift and i was also wondering the same thing. I am noob to lifting trucks and any information/help would be Greatly appreciated. Also anything that i should look out for or lean away from would also be big help. Here are pictures of the trucks. The red truck has the 12in lift and the Green truck has a 9 inch lift.







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Any major lift usually rides worse than stock... so it's all about what you can live with. I personally don't like lifts beyond 6in unless it is on a show truck. But, if you like those trucks, make sure they have steering stabilizers that are in good shape, duals would be preferable. Make sure they didn't hack up the frame or anything stupid when the put the lift on. Also, for the 12in lifted truck, depending on how many miles it has, the trans might not have much life left from the huge tires.
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Ok thanks for the Info! I appreciate it!!! I forgot to add that Both trucks have brand new transmissions put in by ford with 3yr 100k mile warranty...
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I like that green one, i would say that the green one would probably be ur best bet just because it has a smaller lift , smaller tires, and it probably would get the best mileage out of the 2.
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I don't know if I'd count on Ford honoring that transmission warranty considering the lift/tire combo that is on either of these trucks...

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I can't see the pictures becuase I'm at work but considering if they're both runnng a stock, rebuilt 4r100 and not an upgraded one, I'd get the one with the smaller tires. The bigger you go the more strain you're putting on the tranny. Unless one has already been re-geared for the tires. That'd be a big plus. I'll come back and check when i get home.

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ok thanks for the info guys! The red truck the guy wants 14k for it and the green truck the guy wants 12k.... i really didnt want anything with over a 6in lift.... ill just keep looking thanks!
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