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Old 08-03-2010, 10:17 AM
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My new project. Suggestions/ Pictures Appriciated!!!

Hey guys I'm a newbie so please don't rip me apart for asking questions which are most likely already answered somewhere deep in this fourm.

Check out my album. I've got a project in the works. It's a 03 Longbox Crewcab. So far I've got a 4'' Magnaflow exhaust and Hypertech programmer installed. The bed was smashed when I got it so for the past two weekends getting the new one back on has been my project. I could only find a two tone bed so I ended up rockguarding the entire truck down the body line to match.

Last night I picked up a 6" Rough Country lift from a guy off Craigslist. It was new in the box with all four leaf springs for $900. I thought I got a good deal.

I'm looking for anyone who has experience with the same 6" Rough Country lift/ how it rides/pictures of the project. The kit I got didn't come with a dual stabilizer for the front end. Do you guys recommend this? My buddy says its almost a must.

Once I get the lift on I'm looking at putting some 20" XD Rockstar Black Wheels with Federal MT 35x12.50-20 Tires.

Does anyone have any experience/pictures of this lift/tire combo? I'm shying away from 37's. I drive about 100 miles a day and really don't need the truck to be massive...just bigger than right now

Anything you guys can recommend or suggest would be great!

Thanks,

Calvin
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:19 AM
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Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum - crusch42's Album: 2003 7.3 Crew Longbed Project
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:33 AM
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Looks pretty good to me.
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Very nice project. Don't forget to post pics of your progress. The nice thing about going with 35's is that you will not have to regear. With the 37's I have on mine, regearing was a must or I would have smoked my transmission.
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Old 08-07-2010, 07:13 AM
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Yes, like cubalz said, 35's would be nice for gearing issues and a little more economic. You can run the 6 inch lift for a while without the dual stabilizer if you have the stock single stabilizer. I personally like the way 35's look on a 6 inch because of the clearance. I dont like the stuffed tire look... And if the lift didnt come with shocks, I recommend the bilstein shocks, no matter what brand lift you have, the bisteins will really make it ride better...
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Old 08-08-2010, 12:54 PM
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Lift is on



Got the 6" Rough Country on. Front and rear leaf springs. It was my first time doing a lift so it took a while but I'm really happy with it. Now I'm just waiting on my tires.
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Old 08-08-2010, 01:34 PM
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Looks a lot better! How does it ride?
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Old 08-08-2010, 03:50 PM
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when i had my 02, i was running a 4" hanger and shakle...but also with a 10" spring...i like the idea of big hangers and shakles if they are short enough to where you cant see the bottoms hanging below the body line or bumper. And for the idea you can run a spring less lift or even a stock spring depending on how big you want to go, thus maintaing a better ride in SOME cases. looks awesome in any case get those 35's on there!
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Old 08-10-2010, 06:18 PM
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Thanks guys...it rides pretty well actually..better than I thought it was going to. My 35's, dual stabilizer, and new lockouts should be here by Friday. I'll post pictures.
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:16 PM
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Here it is...all the mods listed above are complete!
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