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Old 06-20-2011, 07:06 PM
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I bought a 06 F 250 with a 6" lift kit with 38" tires. I didn't particurally buy the truck for the lift, I just wanted a solid truck to drive to work. With the lift and tires i average 11 mpg which isn't helping when i drive 30 miles one way to work; and the tires need replaced. I also have a fifth wheel camper that i pull, and what i've read...i can't pull the camper with that much of a lift. So i've found a guy to trade his stock suspension and rims and tires for my 6'' lift and rims and tires plus 600$. For some reason i'm nervous about making this deal, any opinions for me.
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:10 PM
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Also when i'm turning and not moving very fast, its almost like the power steering can't handle the tires, and just doesn't operate.
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:26 PM
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Are the trucks the same year or close. Some years are different than others. Not a big deal to swap on these trucks though.
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:28 PM
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I have an 06 king ranch and he has an 05 king ranch
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It will be very straight forward. Seems like a good deal for both of you. Good luck.
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you can flip the axles on your trailor to raise it up a bit and it might work for you
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As far as the wheels being tuff to turn when the truck is not moving that is common with big wheels on these trucks. You have to get it rolling a little for it to feel "free"
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The extra wide surface area of the large tires increases friction. A ram assist kit for the steering will make it turn easier.
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