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I am trying to help Jul (T444E-Twinturbo) an org member from Belgium. He does not speak English and I do not speak French. He uses an online translator to translate what he reads here. Slang terms do not translate very well so if you can help, please select your words carefully and don't get too long winded like me. Thanks in advance for your help.

He has a 2001 F250 CC 4X4 pretty much stock. He wants to lift it to accomodate 325/60/20 tires that he already owns. He wants to minimize the amount of steel components that have to be shipped to Europe.

He thinks 3" front and rear will be adequate. Will it? I'm pretty sure the wheel width and backspace will make a difference. I have asked him for this information but he has not answered me yet.

FRONT
He plans to add (2) 1/2" spacers = 1" on the front and do a "shackle mod" to get another 2" or so. Is this safe?

REAR
He mentioned a 5" aluminum blocks in the rear to give him a 3" lift. He must plan to eliminate the factory block. I mentioned that this factory block also included the bump stop. Is there a 5" aftermarket block with a bump stop?

Can anybody shed some light on a DIY lift?

Thanks!

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Deja Vu all over again
Whaaaa? Esplain yourself Lucy?

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Didn't I recently see another thread you started just like this? Or am I dreaming?


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Oh nevermind Hank........this is what I was thinking of. I knew it had something to do with Jules.

2008 wheels on 2001?

If nothing else I gave it a couple of bumps................


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Guys:
I am trying to help Jul (T444E-Twinturbo) an org member from Belgium. He does not speak English and I do not speak French. He uses an online translator to translate what he reads here. Slang terms do not translate very well so if you can help, please select your words carefully and don't get too long winded like me. Thanks in advance for your help.

He has a 2001 F250 CC 4X4 pretty much stock. He wants to lift it to accomodate 325/60/20 tires that he already owns. He wants to minimize the amount of steel components that have to be shipped to Europe.

He thinks 3" front and rear will be adequate. Will it? I'm pretty sure the wheel width and backspace will make a difference. I have asked him for this information but he has not answered me yet.

FRONT
He plans to add (2) 1/2" spacers = 1" on the front and do a "shackle mod" to get another 2" or so. Is this safe?

REAR
He mentioned a 5" aluminum blocks in the rear to give him a 3" lift. He must plan to eliminate the factory block. I mentioned that this factory block also included the bump stop. Is there a 5" aftermarket block with a bump stop?

Can anybody shed some light on a DIY lift?

Thanks!
Morning everyone, thank you Hank

Here is, backspace, offset -10
My rims are 10x20
I do not want add spacers, too dangerous.
I want to add two add a leaf under the springs of the front axle.
The shackle would be perhaps another solution?

Thank you everybody.

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i just did the 2.5inch spring pack with a 2" shackle (got 2.5" out of it) with 4" blocks in the rear (2" of lift cause i had the stock blocks in there). i barely cleared my 315/75/r16s
with some cutting. im not sure what the backspacing is on my wheels. pics below

4.5" lift questions

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i just did the 2.5inch spring pack with a 2" shackle (got 2.5" out of it) with 4" blocks in the rear (2" of lift cause i had the stock blocks in there). i barely cleared my 315/75/r16s
with some cutting. im not sure what the backspacing is on my wheels. pics below

4.5" lift questions
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